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‘The inequity is worseni...

Apr 17, 2017 by

Here are two schools, from two sectors, that are two kilometres apart. They serve the same diverse community in Cranbourne and enrol...

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‘It was the only way I c...

Mar 24, 2017 by

Henrietta Cook At the start of Year 11, Shawn Carter came home to an empty house.The locks had been changed, all his belongings gone,...

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Snake oil or saviour? The colo...

Mar 8, 2017 by

Henrietta Cook – They are the blue, yellow and rose-coloured glasses polarising the dyslexic community. Many families and...

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‘I deserve another chanc...

Mar 4, 2017 by

She is the student no school wants to enrol. Brittany was forced to leave school in year 7 after she was caught with a knife. She...

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More Victorian schools ‘...

Feb 27, 2017 by

Henrietta Cook – Almost a dozen Victorian state schools are being investigated for potentially misusing taxpayer funds...

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One in three principals victim...

Feb 22, 2017 by

Henrietta Cook – The student’s fist came out of nowhere, slicing through the air towards the principal’s face....

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‘We don’t enrol a ...

Feb 21, 2017 by

Henrietta Cook – In a bid to win over mums and dads, Victorian schools are running excursions, cooking classes and even yoga...

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VCE 2016: The tale of two Anna...

Dec 16, 2016 by

Timna Jacks – They have the same name, achieved similar study scores and were both ranked within the top 2 per cent of the...

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How schools entrench Australia...

Dec 4, 2016 by

By Peter West – This week state school teachers in New South Wales will call a stop work meeting. More industrial action looks...

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Nerds don’t make good te...

Dec 2, 2016 by

Henrietta Cook – “Nerds” don’t necessarily make good teachers, Catholic Education Melbourne has warned in...

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The X factor in Australia̵...

Dec 1, 2016 by

Timna Jacks – What does it take to land a scholarship in the country’s most prestigious private school schools?...

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Parents claim victory followin...

Nov 13, 2016 by

Henrietta Cook – A new day, a flurry of new school announcements to ease the chronic overcrowding plaguing Victorian...

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How robots could soon be teach...

Nov 9, 2016 by

Henrietta Cook – Grade 4 student Romy Szmulewicz counts Rosie as one of her friends, and programs her at lunchtime in the...

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Most teachers fail basic tasks...

Nov 2, 2016 by

Two thirds of Victorian state school teachers are failing basic tasks such as monitoring student progress and giving useful feedback,...

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‘Locker room mentality&#...

Oct 28, 2016 by

A scathing speech by a Melbourne High student has provoked a fiery response from the principal of the select-entry school,...

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Are international students shu...

Oct 22, 2016 by

Henrietta Cook – Parents fear a surge in international student enrolments has shut local students out of popular Melbourne...

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Swinburne has highest dropout ...

Sep 8, 2016 by

Swinburne University has the highest dropout rate in the state, with almost 30 per cent of its first-year students abandoning their...

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China rises as the internation...

Aug 29, 2016 by

Eryk Bagshaw – There are more Australians studying in China than ever before, as the tide of the one-way student exchange turns...

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Chickens have it better than s...

Aug 12, 2016 by

Henrietta Cook – Free range chickens have better rights than students in cramped Victorian schools, according to one Melbourne...

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Students taught pseudo-scienti...

Aug 6, 2016 by

Timna Jacks – A teaching style embraced by schools across Australia has been condemned as nothing more than a fad. Leading...

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