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Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leavers have trouble deciding on what to study at university. The study, supported by the federal Department of Education, surveyed Year 12 students from 67 high schools in…

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Bright children are more likely to drink and smoke cannabis in their teenage years, a new study has found. High academic achievement at the age of 11 has been linked to a lower risk of smoking in adolescence but smarter pupils were also more likely to…

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Teachers are going to step up pressure on the federal government as it finalises a new school funding deal with the states and territories. The Australian Education Union is using the success stories of 24 schools around the country to highlight the…

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It’s a common move for Year 12 students to take easier mathematics courses in order to maximise their ATAR. Now an expert from the University of Sydney warns this practice could become commonplace in English, thanks to the reforms of the NSW Higher School…

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Start-ups are eyeing education as the industry to make money from, and the EduGrowth accelerator has announced the first five companies it will be helping do just that. The start-ups selected are: PrevYou – an online school for tertiary students that aims…

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It sure is a sticky issue: in the wake of two recent reports advocating for the imposition of a sugar tax, Liberal frontbenchers have reaffirmed their opposition to the proposed levy. At a doorstop interview in Tasmania yesterday, education minister Simon…

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The NSW Higher School Certificate syllabus has been reformed for the first time in 20 years, with a focus on giving students the skills they need to thrive after they leave school. In English, HSC students will complete a mandatory unit on grammar,…

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ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood, with a prevalence of approximately 5 per cent. It is more common in boys. Most children with ADHD first show symptoms in the early primary school years. The challenges of an increasingly…

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Mathspace, an Australian education technology start-up, has extended its reach into the schools of Hong Kong, continuing a period of rapid expansion for the company. Mathspace was selected by the Hong Kong government’s education technology arm, HKEdCity,…

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A government boys’ school in Sydney’s south has ruled Muslim students can place their hand on their chest instead of shaking hands when accepting awards. The “agreed protocol” was established at Hurstville Boys’ Campus of Georges River College in Sydney’s…
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