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Literacy and numeracy strategy boosts teacher confidence but not results

Literacy and numeracy strategy boosts teacher confidence but not results

The new approach, however, left staff feeling better equipped to teach and increased schools’ ambition to ensure the growth of each student.

  • by Jordan Baker

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School cites safety fears as it defies council demand to open gates to public

School cites safety fears as it defies council demand to open gates to public

Yarra City Council has ordered a private school to permanently open its front gates to the public in a move the school claims will put children at risk.

  • by Adam Carey
Sydney University records $1 billion surplus as staff demand a share

Sydney University records $1 billion surplus as staff demand a share

Sydney University’s revenue grew last year despite the pandemic, driven by increases in enrolments and property sales, while the University of NSW’s financial position also improved.

  • by Jordan Baker
Lockdowns are over but anxiety lingers as more Victorian students refuse school

Lockdowns are over but anxiety lingers as more Victorian students refuse school

The director of the Bayside School Refusal Clinic says he has seen a four-fold increase in children needing support. They start their therapy with a short, slow walk.

  • by Nicole Precel and Madeleine Heffernan
The injustice rankles: Why are Perth schools just political footballs?
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The injustice rankles: Why are Perth schools just political footballs?

My research into where in Perth to school my son is taking me to a deep, dark place I didn’t expect. In fact, it really stinks. And all children deserve better.

  • by Emma Young
‘A bad vibe around Lane Cove’: Riverview to build fence to keep out locals

‘A bad vibe around Lane Cove’: Riverview to build fence to keep out locals

Riverview residents are objecting to St Ignatius’ decision to fence its junior campus, saying the school has always been generous with access to its grounds.

  • by Jordan Baker and Angus Dalton
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Forced to face her rapist at school, Anna had to ‘fight her fear’ every day
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Forced to face her rapist at school, Anna had to ‘fight her fear’ every day

The education minister has ordered a review of the way schools manage cases in which victims of violence and assault have to see their attacker at school.

  • by Jordan Baker
‘Constantly lost’: Year 12 students increasingly worried about mental health

‘Constantly lost’: Year 12 students increasingly worried about mental health

Half of the students who completed Year 12 last year consider mental heath to be their top concern.

  • by Daniella White
NSW’s universities emerge from pandemic more united

NSW’s universities emerge from pandemic more united

The pandemic devastated universities but it has also given them a chance to rethink how they do things, says UNSW’s new vice chancellor.

  • by Jordan Baker
Catholic school teachers vote to strike over pay and conditions

Catholic school teachers vote to strike over pay and conditions

More than 17,000 teachers and support staff at 540 Catholic diocesan schools in NSW and the ACT, demanding a 10 to 15 per cent pay increase, voted to strike on May 27.

  • by Daniella White
How many years does it take a WA uni graduate to pay off their HECS debt? The figure is rising

How many years does it take a WA uni graduate to pay off their HECS debt? The figure is rising

Rocky McGellin estimates it will take him 18 years to pay off his uni loan and that’s not even factoring in a looming change that will affect his whole generation.

  • by Sarah Brookes