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Smart schoolkids more likely to smoke cannabis


Bright children are more likely to drink and smoke cannabis in their teenage years, a new study has found. High academic achievement at the age of 11 has been linked to a lower risk of smoking in adolescence but smarter ...

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Teachers renew I Give a Gonski campaign


Teachers are going to step up pressure on the federal government as it finalises a new school funding deal with the states and territories. The Australian Education Union is using the success stories of 24 schools around the country to ...

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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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Academics and government spar over sugar tax


It sure is a sticky issue: in the wake of two recent reports advocating for the imposition of a sugar tax, Liberal frontbenchers have reaffirmed their opposition to the proposed levy. At a doorstop interview in Tasmania on Tuesday 21 ...

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Adaptability the key as Mathspace expands to Hong Kong

The Mathspace software. Photo: Mathspace

Mathspace, an Australian education technology start-up, has extended its reach into the schools of Hong Kong, continuing a period of rapid expansion for the company. Mathspace was selected by the Hong Kong government’s education technology arm, HKEdCity, as the digital ...

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Muslim students decline to shake hands


A government boys’ school in Sydney’s south has ruled Muslim students can place their hand on their chest instead of shaking hands when accepting awards. The “agreed protocol” was established at Hurstville Boys’ Campus of Georges River College in Sydney’s ...

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