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Jordan Baker is Education Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald

Cool kids: why little brains need air conditioning to learn

Cool kids: why little brains need air conditioning to learn

Cool learning environment even more important for kids than for adults, report finds

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'It seems crazy': Sydney parents revolt against single-sex schools

'It seems crazy': Sydney parents revolt against single-sex schools

Parents in an area of Sydney's inner west that is dominated by single-sex schools are calling for a co-educational high school option for their kids.

  • by Jordan Baker
'Really shocked': Playground surfaces can hit 90 degrees in summer

'Really shocked': Playground surfaces can hit 90 degrees in summer

The soft fall rubber covering many children's playgrounds can reach more than 80 degrees Celsius in summer, a study of Sydney childcare centre playgrounds has found.

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Religious freedom backflip: Anglican Archbishop 'deeply sorry' for schools' letter

Religious freedom backflip: Anglican Archbishop 'deeply sorry' for schools' letter

The letter - signed by 34 schools - argued for the preservation of laws giving them the power to discriminate against gay students and teachers.

  • by Jordan Baker & Michael Koziol
We don't want the right to sack gay teachers, say Australia's most senior Anglican leaders

We don't want the right to sack gay teachers, say Australia's most senior Anglican leaders

"We have no desire to do so, and no desire for the legal right to discrimination along those lines," the Melbourne Archbishop said.

  • by Michael Koziol & Jordan Baker
NSW stumps up extra cash for public schools to resolve funding war

NSW stumps up extra cash for public schools to resolve funding war

After the federal government refused any more money for NSW public schools, NSW has dipped into its own pocket

  • by Jordan Baker & Alexandra Smith
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NSW increases public school spend after federal government refuses

NSW increases public school spend after federal government refuses

After months of negotiation the NSW government has signed its funding agreement with the federal government.

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Sydney University's history department joins chorus against Ramsay

Sydney University's history department joins chorus against Ramsay

Sydney University's historians have joined the chorus of staff objections to the Ramsay Centre

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Outrage as UNSW gives law students last semester's exam

Outrage as UNSW gives law students last semester's exam

Law students at UNSW are considering boycotts after they were accidentally given an exam that had been available as a practice paper in the library.

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'It's satisfying': Why Jane, 60, swapped neuroscience for teaching

'It's satisfying': Why Jane, 60, swapped neuroscience for teaching

A course that trains teachers on the job is becoming increasingly popular with career-changers.

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No ATAR? No worries. HSC just as good, says uni

No ATAR? No worries. HSC just as good, says uni

Achievement in a few HSC subjects can be as good a predictor of academic success in related courses as a raw ATAR.

  • by Jordan Baker