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Teachers must now pass mandato...

Jan 15, 2019 by

Aspiring teachers will be barred from working in Victorian classrooms if they fail a literacy and numeracy test under a tough new...

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Low ATAR students admitted int...

Dec 30, 2018 by

By Pallavi Singhal – Far more students with ATARs in the lowest bands are being admitted into teaching degrees than other...

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HSC 2018: The ATAR system is n...

Dec 18, 2018 by

By David Christie – Australians believe in fairness and equity and, in universities admissions, the ATAR is a fair and...

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‘I felt terrible’:...

Nov 28, 2018 by

By Jordan Baker – Ever since he was a baby, Declan Peno has loved books. “When he was really little, he used to toddle...

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Almost one in 10 students will...

Nov 26, 2018 by

By Pallavi Singhal – Nearly one-tenth of Australian high school students will never be taught by a qualified maths teacher....

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How public schools stop the mu...

Nov 21, 2018 by

By Richard Letts – Has anyone ever seen a child more ready to absolutely explode with hope than Anastasia? She’s the girl...

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ACT schools are Australia̵...

Nov 19, 2018 by

By Sherryn Groch – The ACT is quick to celebrate its NAPLAN success each year, but beneath the raw numbers Canberra children...

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The price we pay for decades o...

Nov 13, 2018 by

By Ross Gittins – You can tell we’ve had generational change among our federal leaders when the latest prime minister through...

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Uproar after Nazi hats, gas ca...

Nov 8, 2018 by

By Henrietta Cook – A Victorian state school employee is being investigated after he brought firearms into class, baked a cake...

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Why we’re striking from ...

Oct 31, 2018 by

By Harriet O’Shea Carre & Milou Albrecht – It seems ridiculous that children have got to the point where they realise that...

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Why some NSW students are a fu...

Oct 24, 2018 by

By Peter Goss – Australia focuses heavily on school students’ achievement at a point in time. But the sad reality is that...

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Australia, we need to stem the...

Oct 19, 2018 by

By Greg Callaghan – Here’s an irony to ponder. Why is it that we have world-renowned physicists such as Michio Kaku and...

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A hands-on science lab has ope...

Oct 1, 2018 by

By Lucy Stone – The most important word for Queensland Museum’s new $9.4 million science centre, SparkLab, is...

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Fine universities if they won&...

Sep 21, 2018 by

By Tom Switzer – In 1932, a student group at the University of Chicago invited the US Communist Party presidential candidate to...

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Teacher faces deregistration a...

Sep 13, 2018 by

By Henrietta Cook – A Melbourne teacher accused of sending 1650 Facebook messages to a student, including an article about...

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Why Scott Morrison sends his d...

Sep 3, 2018 by

By Pallavi Singhal – Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a public school program aimed at reducing rates of sexual assault and...

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How to halt the fall in HSC ST...

Aug 24, 2018 by

The fall in enrolments in high-level maths, science and technology courses for the HSC may be because students are deciding the...

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‘Like a jail sentence...

Aug 16, 2018 by

By Sherryn Groch – A Canberra student with high needs who wasn’t allowed to go to school for more than four months is now...

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Why failure helps gifted child...

Aug 11, 2018 by

The understanding of what constitutes a gifted child has experienced a subtle though significant transformation since my first...

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‘How can they do this to...

Aug 6, 2018 by

Fifteen classrooms, 17 toilets, three urinals, 32 rubbish bins, 12 drinking fountains and 40 windows. That’s what Lisa Berryman is...

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