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Parents offer to spend thousands on air purifiers, but some knocked back

Parents offer to spend thousands on air purifiers, but some knocked back

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the NSW Department of Education will provide air purifiers if they are needed in public schools

  • by Jordan Baker and Natassia Chrysanthos

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RMIT takes a punt on Peggy O’Neal as chancellor amid turbulent times

RMIT takes a punt on Peggy O’Neal as chancellor amid turbulent times

Richmond football club president Peggy O’Neal will succeed Crown chair Ziggy Switkowski as chancellor of Victoria’s third largest university.

  • by Adam Carey
‘I’m just busting to come back to school’: Sydney’s youngest students back in classrooms

‘I’m just busting to come back to school’: Sydney’s youngest students back in classrooms

At MLC School in Burwood, the heads of school were dressed in unicorn onesies to welcome kindergarten and year 1 back after more than three months of remote learning.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
‘Definitely a relief’: Preps back in school after 74-day absence

‘Definitely a relief’: Preps back in school after 74-day absence

Tens of thousands of prep students in Melbourne returned to school this morning after a 74-day absence.

  • by Adam Carey and Simone Fox Koob
After months at home, six-year-old Archie is ready to play with his friends again

After months at home, six-year-old Archie is ready to play with his friends again

Kindergarten and year 1 are the first Sydney students to return to school on Monday after four months of lockdown. Even though school won’t be back to its usual settings, many experts and parents believe it’s the right compromise.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos and Jordan Baker
At 4, Griff was doing long division. At 13, he’s ready for the HSC

At 4, Griff was doing long division. At 13, he’s ready for the HSC

Griff Brondum heads back to school on Monday with his year 12 peers - who once thought he was in detention rather than a member of their class. He is the youngest student sitting this year’s HSC.

  • by Jordan Baker
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Even the most eager students have fears about going back to school

Even the most eager students have fears about going back to school

As schools resume face-to-face teaching, children may experience back-to-school anxieties. But there are parental strategies that can help.

  • by Rachael Murrihy
Call to fix $1b state school funding shortfall

Call to fix $1b state school funding shortfall

The Victorian Greens are calling on the state and federal governments to make up an almost $1 billion annual funding shortfall to help state schools in the aftermath of the pandemic.

  • by Anna Prytz
The enduring value of arts degrees
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The enduring value of arts degrees

A humanities education prepares students for the workforce, but it also prepares them to be active and engaged members of their community, at a local, national and international level.

  • by Nira Rahman and Elizabeth Lakey
Patience and empathy needed as we re-emerge into changed world

Patience and empathy needed as we re-emerge into changed world

It’s a great day for the people of NSW after the state hit its long-awaited 80 per cent vaccination target.

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To mask or not to mask? The question facing parents as school resumes

To mask or not to mask? The question facing parents as school resumes

Some primary school parents don’t think the benefits of masks outweigh the downsides. Others think it’s a small price to pay for safety.

  • by Jordan Baker