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Jargon hurting efforts to get teens back to school

Unclear and indirect jargon could be hurting the chances of getting troubled teens with language disorders back into school, a University of Melbourne speech pathologist has warned. Nathaniel Swain said that language disorders, namely conditions that inhibit the deciphering of ...

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One in five Year 4 students bullied at least once a week

A fifth of Australian Year 4 students report being bullied at least once a week, and this contributes substantially to Australia’s declining performance in international school league tables. The Australia-specific results for the OECD Trends in International Mathematics and Science ...

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Tutors coach students through NAPLAN: Dinham

A private tutoring industry exists for the purpose of helping individual students to ace NAPLAN, despite the test results being used to monitor schools' overall academic performance, the University of Melbourne’s professor Stephen Dinham has revealed. Dinham, an education expert ...

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Vertical schools trend rising in Melbourne

Construction has begun on Melbourne’s first high-rise school, continuing an Australian trend that began in Sydney of schools gracing city skylines. Richmond High School on Highett Street, which will educate 650 students, is set to be operational by 2018. The ...

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School leavers struggle to choose uni courses

Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leavers have trouble deciding on what to study at university. The study, supported by the federal Department of Education, surveyed year 12 students from 67 high schools ...

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Start-ups selected for EduGrowth accelerator

Start-ups are eyeing education as the industry to make money from, and the EduGrowth accelerator has announced the first five companies it will be helping do just that. The start-ups selected are: PrevYou – an online school for tertiary students ...

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