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Reading’s for tough guys

Role models and perception shifts are essential if working class boys are to be encouraged to read; it’s not that these boys don't like reading it’s just they don’t want to be seen as soft or not having a life if they read.
   Reading should therefore be encouraged through the reinforcement of the idea held by most working class boys that an ability to read at a high level would help them to get a good job. Read More

 

26 Aug 2018 | National
New minister faces old NAPLAN problems News Image

He hasn't been in the job two days but new Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan is fielding criticism regarding NAPLAN with the AEU declaring the 2018 results fatally flawed. Read More

23 Aug 2018 | National
New resource explains Australia’s democratic freedoms News Image

Democracy is easily taken for granted but sorely missed if it is taken away and some new resources for Years 7 to 10 explore the nature and origins of our democratic freedoms. Read More

22 Aug 2018 | ANZ
Kiwis prove better at maths, again  News Image

Drats, students from Tkkm O Te Ara Rima, New Zealand, have beaten hundreds of thousands of other students across Australia and New Zealand, to come first place in the annual Matific Games. Read More

22 Aug 2018 | USA
The Smithsonian’s digital outreach News Image

Over seven million visitors last year confirmed the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum's popularity and increasingly you don't have to visit the states to see it as its attractions are being digitised. Read More

22 Aug 2018 | Universal
Fewer first-year uni students believe god created us News Image

A 32-year-long Australian study reveals steep decline in student belief that God created humans as Australian university students give far more credit to the science of human evolution and far less to creationism. Read More

21 Aug 2018 | WA
WA’s Peel Students to get boost for Uni News Image

Peel WA is a rural and mining area whose major city is Mandurah, it also suffers from a pretty low transfer rate from high school to university which a new program from the University of WA is looking to address. Read More

21 Aug 2018
A shoulder to cry on, on your device News Image

We all need someone to talk to sometimes and failing the availability of a friend or family member What's right – Thrive is always there for you.
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20 Aug 2018 | Canberra
11 thousand voices against public school funding cuts News Image

Some 11,000 public-school supporters signed an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull criticising his government’s cutting $1.9 billion in funding for public schools in 2018 and 2019. Read More

20 Aug 2018
Most parents unaware of kids’ bone health News Image

Some 92% of parents believe that their children are getting enough calcium, vitamin D and exercise but most are mistaken; only one-third of children consume the recommended daily serves of dairy foods. Read More

19 Aug 2018 | Victoria
Record 2000 school girls attend largest student tech event in Australia News Image

If girls aren’t supposed to be into tech someone failed to inform the 2000 plus who attended Go Girl, Go For IT, a record number.
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17 Aug 2018 | Melbourne
EEF has some good advice for Australia News Image

Like it or not your background has a strong, very strong, bearing on how your education and life will pan out and the UK’s Education Endowment Foundation has been doing its honest best to level out the playing field. Read More

15 Aug 2018 | National
Why Australian schools and universities need to act more like Amazon News Image

Knowing what students want and finding a way to give it to them is the only way progressive schools and universities will succeed in a highly competitive education market. Read More