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Collaboration cornerstone of school-in-a-school design: architect

Collaboration was key for Hayball Architects’ Lisa Horton’s design for blending together schools. Melbourne’s Dandenong High School is an amalgamation of three existing schools. It has to cater for more than 2100 students. Horton said the successful design was a direct result of a 10-year collaboration ...

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Mathspace expands into primary schools and US

Mathspace, an Australian educational technology startup that provides software, has announced a two-pronged expansion into local primary schools and the US. Mathspace secured a deal with multinational publisher Pearson Education to launch the company’s software for an estimated 9 million students in the ...

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Could exams be as stressful as bear attacks?

What’s more stressful, end-of-year exams or a bear attack? Common sense would suggest the latter, but one educational expert has said some students find exams so nerve-racking that the stress response triggered in a test setting is similar to that ...

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Schools must listen to children who report abuse: commissioner

No matter how rare child sexual abuse may be, an appropriate response is urgently needed when it does occur, one member of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has stated. Commissioner Helen Milroy, a West Australian psychiatrist for children and adolescents, said: ...

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