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Creativity critical
Creativity critical
Creativity in schools essential for high performance It looks like a creative aspect to curriculum is key to equipping young people for a future characterised by uncertainty and rapid change.
Support
Support
Program keeping teen mums in school Michelle Forsyth has been working on a program that’s designed to keep young mothers engaged and involved in school so having a child early doesn’t mean a truncated education.
Mindful
Mindful
12 Maroondah schools sign up for mindfulness program Twelve schools in Melbourne’s east have been given free access to an evidence-based mindfulness program to boost wellbeing and student outcomes.
Trailing
Trailing
A sport obsessed country except for girls Over 90 per cent of girls have insufficient levels of physical activity, with a marked decrease in sport participation by girls during the 12–14 years of age and from 17+ years. 
Music
Music
Harp comes back online The virus forced Chris Maunders' harmonica program online, it's actually turned out for the best.
Safe bet
Safe bet
STEM economy: Students need to get the basics right Even though it may be difficult to truly anticipate professions of the future, investing in STEM skills is a safe bet.
Greg O'Connor, Asia-Pacific EdTech Manager at Texthelp
Switched on
Switched on
Far North Queensland students switched on to STEM Students from the Northern Peninsula Area State College in Far North Queensland were the first to take part in a new Indigenous Education Program that encourages practical skills and offers a taste of global citizenship.
Damage
Damage
Stress on young teachers has long term damage Damage caused by excessive demands placed on early career teachers has lasting effects that compromise their teaching.
Outstanding
Outstanding
2020 PM's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching winners Two massive over achievers have taken out the peak accolade for science teaching this year, one from WA and the other from the ACT.
Well being
Well being
Leading clinical psychologist to help students check their wellbeing Leveraging an easy to use interface Skodel seeks to take the pain out of monitoring student mental health, kids can check in in minutes and a profile of their mental state built over time.
Innovator
Innovator
Integrating for better science teaching Dr Samantha Moyle won the PM’s Prize for Science Teaching last year and the time that followed has been rich in experience and achievement.
Same problems
Same problems
Inequality entrenched in the education system Around one-fifth to one-third of young people are not acquiring lifelong learning skills and not mastering the knowledge needed to become functional adults.
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