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PAI: Social and emotional learning key to effective discipline solutions Students experiencing mental health problems are less likely to engage with school work whereas students who are mentally healthy experience less emotional, social or behavioural difficulties.
More help needed in stamping out bullying Children who are bullied need support, yet recently published research from University of South Australia (UniSA) shows disappointing outcomes for anti-bullying strategies, meaning help for vulnerable children is often not there.
Boys and girls and how they use the Internet The results of the Growing Up Online – Connected Kids survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids&youth show that boys and girls aged 8–16 behave very differently on the Internet, meaning different approaches are required to keep them safe.
TIMMS and PISA: the gap remains ACER reports confirm that the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students has barely narrowed over the past 15 years. The reports reveal that while socioeconomic factors matter, schools and teachers matter, too.
Kids get ahead by working with their strengths New data shows Australian children battling issues with their physical or emotional development can draw on their strengths in other areas to get ahead in a trend experts have dubbed ‘the Resilience Factor’.
Edval invites QLD schools to timetabling demos Schools can learn how Edval timetabling can improve classroom use and save teachers' time at demonstrations on 22 and 23 March at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort and on 22 March at the Mercure Brisbane
Science literacy levels remain the same but kids are keen to learn Australian students’ science literacy levels have remained static since they were last assessed, according to a new report card issued by ACARA. But results of the student survey show that students are interested in learning new things in science.
Fifth Australian Gallup Student Poll gets underway Gallup has identified three non-cognitive factors that impact on students – Hope: Ideas and energy we have for the future; Engagement: Involvement in and enthusiasm for school; Wellbeing: How we think about and experience our lives. 
Australian program reduces bullying in world’s schools An Australian anti-bullying program now being introduced into the US and other countries is effective because students and teachers helped design and produce it, says the educational researcher who developed it.
Auditor General scolds VIC Dept of Ed for poor record-keeping Victorian Auditor General Andrew Green, has cited the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) for poor record-keeping in his March 2017 report to Parliament Managing Public Sector Records. 
Quality health and physical education improves academic results Australia’s peak education bodies are calling for Health and Physical Education needs to be at the forefront of education following recent evidence showing how quality health and physical education can improve academic performance.
Critics warn parents that NAPLAN is not the whole story The My School website has been updated with the 2016 results, revealing a wealth of data about schools and how students performed. But critics warn parents to look beyond NAPLAN scores when choosing schools.