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Five tips for getting girls into STEM for good

The gender imbalance in STEM fields is well documented. The need for more women in physics, engineering and computer science-related professions – for example – is being pushed by universities, industry and, in this election cycle at least, politicians. But while STEM ...

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Principals directly influence exam results: study

University of Melbourne economists have determined that school principals have a direct impact on students’ scores in standardised testing, such as NAPLAN. Using Victorian Education Department public school data, economist Dr Mick Coelli found that principals who set clear strategic objectives ...

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Measure students’ soft skills: Mitchell Institute

A university think tank wants the soft skills of schoolchildren to be measured, including critical thinking ability, work ethic and sense of community responsibility. The report Education data: Harnessing the potential, from Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute, states that these attributes should ...

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