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Steer Challenge puts high school students to the test The annual UniSchools Steer Challenge aims to equip high school students with the skills and knowledge needed to raise a steer, including correct animal care and nutrition procedures.
PISA report: Aussie kids average in financial literacy According to a report released by ACER, Australian students achieved an average score of 504 points, significantly above the OECD average of 489 points but lower than the average score of 526 points that Australian students achieved in 2012.
ISCA appoint Bowers as new Chair Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcome new Board Chair, Steven Bowers. He takes on the role following five years of service as an ISCA Board Member.
Gonski 2.0 - no agreement in sight School funding wars continue with Catholic schools and opposition Labor party strongly opposing the new plan. Last week's Education Council Meeting ended with all Labor state governments and NSW also still opposing the new plan.
IM2C jet lag reduction challenge IM2C is a mathematical modelling competition that invites teams of up to four students from secondary schools to visualise, understand and apply mathematics to develop an original mathematical model that solves a common problem.
Teen reading in the digital age The Deakin University led project, Teen Reading in the Digital Era, snapshot report from March this year looked at a study on Australian students aged between 11 and 16 years from secondary schools.
Adults don't know how to treat an allergic reaction New research reveals four out of five Australian adults wouldn't be able to recognise if someone was having a potentially fatal allergic reaction and the majority wouldn't know how to help.
Chinese language experience for third year SA trainees Sixteen UniSA third year Bachelor of Education students undertake international pre-service teaching placements in China to further develop their teaching skills and cultural understanding.
Long term need for demountables in growing NSW state schools Documents released under FOI have revealed that one in 10 classrooms in NSW schools are demountable and more than a third have been in place for over a decade. 
More Victorian families don't send kids to local schools A recent report by the Victorian Auditor–General Office has revealed more than half of parents are choosing to send their children to government schools outside their designated neighbourhood school's catchment.
Teens cope better with their friends Research has found that teenagers’ reliance on their peers is good for their development and sense of belonging, particularly in the immediate aftermath of a stressful event, like failing a test.
Study: reduced exposure to pokies needed for children A study examining kids' attitudes to electronic gambling machines found more than half the children interviewed wanted to try pokies when they were older, due to exposure at dining venues with pokies in them.