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Brief, intense exercise helps students cope with HSC and life stress
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Brief, intense exercise helps students cope with HSC and life stress

A three-year trial has found intense bursts of exercise during class can help year 11 students with stress, concentration and mental health.

  • by Jordan Baker

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NSW public schools need 20 per cent more teachers by 2031: report
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NSW public schools need 20 per cent more teachers by 2031: report

If the present student-teacher ratio is maintained and enrolment meets predictions, forecasting estimates the workforce will need to grow from 54,500 to 65,500 full-time equivalent teachers.

  • by Jordan Baker
Yes, Minister, you can entice our best and brightest into teaching. You will have to pay them more
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Yes, Minister, you can entice our best and brightest into teaching. You will have to pay them more

Highly skilled specialist teachers should be allowed to earn as much as $80,000 a year more than standard classroom teachers.

  • by Julie Sonnemann and Jordana Hunter
Queensland teachers in firing line of hundreds of conduct complaints

Queensland teachers in firing line of hundreds of conduct complaints

There was a huge increase in complaints about teacher conduct last year, despite students learning from home for weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
New early primary school syllabus to focus on phonics and mathematical reasoning
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New early primary school syllabus to focus on phonics and mathematical reasoning

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the new maths and literacy syllabus for kindergarten to year 2 focuses on basic skills and leaves no room for misinterpretation.

  • by Jordan Baker
Tutoring program exacerbates ‘dire’ shortage of casual teachers

Tutoring program exacerbates ‘dire’ shortage of casual teachers

A $330 million tutoring program has exacerbated a shortage of casual teachers across NSW, which educators describe as “chronic and worsening”.

  • by Jordan Baker
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The night floods forced 28 children to sleep over in their school library

The night floods forced 28 children to sleep over in their school library

Jordan Marden spent her seventh birthday hunkered down with her schoolmates as 13 staff cared for them at Kendall Public School after floodwaters cut off a key thoroughfare and their worried parents waited on the other side of the river.

  • by Jordan Baker
“Down to reality”; How public schools took Mark Scott from big ideas to brass tacks
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“Down to reality”; How public schools took Mark Scott from big ideas to brass tacks

Mark Scott has an “expansive mind and strategic brain”. But was he the right man to lead NSW’s public schools?

  • by Jordan Baker
Each night during lockdown, Rebecca made YouTube videos to support her fellow teachers

Each night during lockdown, Rebecca made YouTube videos to support her fellow teachers

After her three children went to sleep, teacher Rebecca West jumped straight into “record mode” and made YouTube videos for her colleagues.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
The universities with the most unhappy students during the pandemic

The universities with the most unhappy students during the pandemic

New figures show how badly disengaged university students felt from their lessons during a year of remote learning, amid months of crowded online tutorials, staff cuts and uncertainty about the future.

  • by Jordan Baker
State’s $330 million tutoring program has begun in four out of five schools

State’s $330 million tutoring program has begun in four out of five schools

A small-group tutoring program is designed to help students who fell further behind than anticipated due to remote learning forced by COVID-19 last year.

  • by Jordan Baker