Pallavi Singhal | Canberra Times
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Education reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald

Students find 'workarounds' for school phone bans

Students find 'workarounds' for school phone bans

NSW politicians have banned phones in primacy schools but parents and teachers' unions say they are necessary learning tools.

  • by Pallavi Singhal

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Full-time employment rate for university graduates plummets

Full-time employment rate for university graduates plummets

The proportion of graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degrees has dropped over the past decade to 72.9 per cent last year.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Schools need to go beyond imparting and testing knowledge: Mark Scott

Schools need to go beyond imparting and testing knowledge: Mark Scott

Schools and parents need to stop worrying as much about what students know and look at whether they know how to think, leading educators and policymakers say.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Low ATAR students admitted into teaching degrees on the rise

Low ATAR students admitted into teaching degrees on the rise

Far more students with ATARs in the lowest bands are being admitted into teaching degrees, with nearly 40 per cent of undergraduates scoring below 70.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Man charged after allegedly inappropriately touching two girls at Sydney beach

Man charged after allegedly inappropriately touching two girls at Sydney beach

A man has been charged after allegedly sexually touching two girls at a Sydney beach on Friday.

  • by Ben Weir & Pallavi Singhal
International jury dismisses protest against Sydney to Hobart winner Wild Oats XI

International jury dismisses protest against Sydney to Hobart winner Wild Oats XI

A five-person jury made the decision on Saturday afternoon after a protest was lodged related to location equipment.

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Sydney private school fees hit $38,000 for the first time

Sydney private school fees hit $38,000 for the first time

Fees at some of Sydney's most expensive private schools will exceed $38,000 for the first time, as education costs keep racing ahead of inflation.

  • by Pallavi Singhal & Sarah Keoghan
Motorist was driving 160km/h on Sydney motorway while drunk: police

Motorist was driving 160km/h on Sydney motorway while drunk: police

A motorist who was nabbed allegedly speeding at more than 160km/h on a Sydney motorway had a blood alcohol level of 0.228, police say.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
'We will be watching': NSW slams Morrison's school deal for Victoria

'We will be watching': NSW slams Morrison's school deal for Victoria

The NSW government is at loggerheads with the Morrison government over its school funding deal for Victoria, signalling another stoush between the two Coalition administrations.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
ATAR cut-offs fall for popular degrees as 40,000 students get uni offers

ATAR cut-offs fall for popular degrees as 40,000 students get uni offers

Zoe Mitchell was fairly confident she would get into her first choice degree once she got her ATAR of 99.85, but getting a formal offer on Thursday morning was still a relief.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
The state's top maths student shows us how to answer the hardest HSC question

The state's top maths student shows us how to answer the hardest HSC question

It's the question that left some of the best maths students in the state stumped.

  • by Pallavi Singhal