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Snapchat joins fight against cyber-bullying

Snapchat, used by teens in schools all over Australia, has joined the Children's eSafety Commissioner’s fight against cyber-bullying. Andree Wright, acting Children's eSafety Commissioner, said Snapchat would now work with the office to remove cyber-bullying material posted on the app. The ...

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Few schools properly teach advanced maths: AMSI

Less than 7 per cent of schools in Australia are “fully able to give kids the best education in maths” at the advanced level, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute has estimated. AMSI director Geoff Prince made these comments to Education ...

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Keep phonics test focused on phonics: expert

While the federal government has endorsed a phonics check for Year 1 students, one researcher has warned that the check should not overextend its reach. Dr Jennifer Buckingham, an education researcher from the Centre of Independent Studies, recently completed a report ...

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Sydney students talk tech with Microsoft boss

Technology products are permeating today’s classrooms, and a group of students got to meet one of the brains behind it all. Two classes of students from Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus met with Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella to showcase ...

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