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High anxiety fuelling school suspension spike
Opinion
Education

High anxiety fuelling school suspension spike

More than 63,000 NSW students were suspended from school last year, almost 1000 of which were in kindergarten. Educators believe anxiety - among students and parents alike - is behind the spike.

  • by Malcolm Elliott

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New school projects driven by election promises over priorities: Auditor-General

New school projects driven by election promises over priorities: Auditor-General

New school builds and upgrades had not all been based on rigorous analysis to meet the highest needs of the state’s students, the NSW Auditor-General Margaret Crawford said.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
Universities hatch desperate plan to fly students in, quarantine them

Universities hatch desperate plan to fly students in, quarantine them

Victorian universities have urged the Andrews government to back a proposal to fly in thousands of international students and quarantine them in hotels.

  • by Farrah Tomazin, Royce Millar and Adam Carey
Oh the humanities, critically wounded in the culture wars
Opinion
University

Oh the humanities, critically wounded in the culture wars

It is not identity politics but the shrinking of humanities and social science faculties across the country that is the biggest threat to our young people’s education.

  • by Judith Brett
TAFE restructure forces job cuts and a spill of hundreds of positions

TAFE restructure forces job cuts and a spill of hundreds of positions

Campuses in Sydney’s south-west and west are bracing for the worst of feared job cuts after TAFE NSW released documents that show a net loss of 678 positions.

  • by Anna Patty
Stuck in China by border closures, Milo has attended Sydney classes remotely for a year

Stuck in China by border closures, Milo has attended Sydney classes remotely for a year

His northern beaches school has pulled out all the stops to help their 14 overseas students, in China and Taiwan, to maximise their learning during the pandemic.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
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Restrictions ease but remote learning still the norm at universities

Restrictions ease but remote learning still the norm at universities

A survey of universities has found they are continuing to lecture online in many of the lessons that were remote last year, with on-campus classes mostly limited to small tutorials.

  • by Adam Carey, Farrah Tomazin and Royce Millar
‘A close-up view’: What parents learnt about their kids in lockdown

‘A close-up view’: What parents learnt about their kids in lockdown

Parents have been empowered to use their own observations to understand their children’s academic progress since the pandemic.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
Australia can’t afford not to protect investment in tertiary education
Opinion
University

Australia can’t afford not to protect investment in tertiary education

As the pandemic puts increasing pressure on young people’s futures, supporting our universities is more important than ever.

  • by Peter Hurley
Teachers at troubled Shepparton super school deny racism claims

Teachers at troubled Shepparton super school deny racism claims

The teachers at the school are disputing claims of staff racism and say stress and overwork is leading to a teacher shortage.

  • by Anna Prytz
Teens dealing vaping products on TikTok, Instagram

Teens dealing vaping products on TikTok, Instagram

Quit Victoria is developing an anti-vaping resource for schools and parents, as teens use social media platforms TikTok and Instagram to buy e-cigarettes.

  • by Madeleine Heffernan and Isabella Podwinski