High school students using soc...

Aug 18, 2019 by

By Pallavi Singhal – When Sean Torban was trying to narrow down which university he wanted to go to, he turned to groups and...

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The students with disabilities...

Aug 6, 2019 by

For many families of children with disabilities, their first encounter with a Victorian state school is marked by...

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Competition fierce for places ...

Aug 5, 2019 by

Private girls’ schools say they are thriving despite intense competition for enrolments. Catholic girls’ school Presentation...

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‘Really disastrous’...

Jul 27, 2019 by

Jonathan Haidt has a prediction. In the not-too-distant future, Aussie backpackers will no longer be found exploring far-flung...

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Arthur Phillip High: Inside Sy...

Jul 27, 2019 by

Sydney has never seen a public school like it. When Arthur Phillip High’s $225 million high-rise campus opens in Parramatta in...

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Nearly 80 per cent of Australi...

Jul 22, 2019 by

By Ross Morrison – For the past 30 years I have worked at the frontline of school sport, watching as its popularity has...

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‘I don’t know who ...

Jul 19, 2019 by

By Henrietta Cook – The teaching of civics and citizenship is set to be overhauled in Victoria, following a campaign by...

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Parents go to Grace on crusade...

Jul 6, 2019 by

By Tony Moore – Parents crusading to ban religious instruction from Queensland schools during class hours have been granted an...

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Government to investigate why ...

Jun 16, 2019 by

An expert panel has been appointed by the Andrews government to investigate why rural and regional students are lagging behind their...

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‘So sad’: intake s...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Hundreds of children will miss out on a spot at one of Sydney’s most in-demand new public schools after the school’s...

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‘Our children are being ...

Jun 3, 2019 by

By Jordan Baker – Creativity in education advocate Sir Ken Robinson says children are being “incarcerated” indoors...

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Should CCTV be installed in cl...

Jun 1, 2019 by

By Jordan Baker – Late last month, a teacher accused of pinching, pushing and punching four students went all the way to a...

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NSW students to be excluded fr...

May 18, 2019 by

By Pallavi Singhal – Students in NSW public schools have been told they can’t participate in major school events without...

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Freeze on international studen...

Apr 30, 2019 by

By Henrietta Cook – Victorian state schools have been ordered to stop enrolling international students as applications surge to...

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Cut Catholic and private schoo...

Apr 16, 2019 by

Major changes to funding including the abolition of a $1.2 billion fund for Catholic and independent schools and introducing strong...

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A quality curriculum is essent...

Apr 14, 2019 by

By Ben Jensen and Jacqueline Magee – What students learn in schools is vital to their future, and to Australia’s. Yet public...

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Uni cheats may face jail

Apr 7, 2019 by

Cheats who take exams or write essays on behalf of university students could be jailed for two years if the Morrison government wins...

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The benefits of homework may n...

Mar 11, 2019 by

By Andrew Martin – With the start of a new school term, life for most families becomes more stressful. Adding the demands of...

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Breaking the period talk taboo

Mar 11, 2019 by

Spurred by stories of girls’ shame and embarrassment, a new school program is setting out to remove the stigma that surrounds...

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Tackling literacy inconsistenc...

Feb 25, 2019 by

By Thuy Pham – In over 18 years of educating students, I have met students at almost every imaginable level of literacy, from a...

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