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Happy Kids, Happy Future

A new study has found that at-risk children are more likely to successfully transition to secondary school if they take part in support programs during upper primary. The project, entitled Happy Kids, was conducted by Edith Cowan University researcher Professor ...

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NAPLAN might move online

Students will sit national exams online for the first time next year, with education ministers pushing for an investigation to assess the feasibility of bringing NAPALAN online as well. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) assessment and reporting manager ...

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Limits put on anti-homophobic campaign

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has vowed to continue supporting a program that aims to stamp out homophobic bullying in NSW schools, but says he won't approve teaching material aimed at tackling "heterosexism". The Proud Schools program, being piloted at ...

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Prepare for brave new (skilled) world

Australian educators must groom students for a future that will demand a high level of digital and global social skills, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) annual conference was told. A major shift in education is needed to prepare ...

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Extra pupil free day for teachers

Schools will get an extra pupil-free day next year, so teachers can get their heads around delivering the new Australian curriculum. Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announced the additional staff development day - bringing to six, the total number of school ...

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