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Unique program tackles bullying in schools: Podcast

Having been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, Samwise Holmes’s high school years were characterised by relentless bullying, constant feelings of isolation and even having his head flushed down a toilet. But being subjected to such extensive and cruel bullying didn’t defeat ...

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Podcast: Issue of the week – ATAR overhaul?

This week NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell announced she wanted “an overhaul” of ATAR. Her decision was based on research showing the population has lost faith in it and it was causing students too much stress. As 61,000 NSW students ...

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Bringing the world into the classroom

As any educator will tell you: telling your students about something is one thing, but being able to show them is another. That’s the idea behind On Safari, the latest Google Expedition created by the NSW Department of Education and ...

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Is this the end of EPAC?

The NSW Employee Performance and Conduct unit (EPAC) was under siege this week with critics of the government unit calling it “opaque”, “slow” and “lacking procedural fairness”. The unit, which investigates misconduct in schools, has also been accused of using ...

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Teachers experience virtual reality

More than 300 teachers are expected to flock to an event today which will showcase how new technology can transform the classroom. A Department of Education initiative, InteractEd will be hosted by the University of Newcastle to support the effective ...

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Improving education in rural areas

Education specialists and providers have met to discuss how to best tackle the challenges associated with providing education in rural and remote areas. The CISCO event held in Sydney recently was a catalyst for discussions on the NSW Department of ...

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