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Sherryn Groch is a reporter for The Canberra Times, with a special interest in education and social affairs

Canberra university students once snuck an elephant onto campus

Canberra university students once snuck an elephant onto campus

Forty-five years after he graduated, Mike Salloom is about to do it all over again.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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'We don't know what's going on in our schools': Researcher sounds alarm

'We don't know what's going on in our schools': Researcher sounds alarm

An ANU professor says NAPLAN remains best tool to measure any intervention into the ACT's problem with poor student performance.

  • by Sherryn Groch
The Canberra school where lunchboxes are bursting with strawberries

The Canberra school where lunchboxes are bursting with strawberries

Some parents are packing lunchboxes with (sliced) strawberries to support embattled berry farmers through the needle sabotage crisis.

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Canberra Catholic schools 'saved' after federal funding hit

Canberra Catholic schools 'saved' after federal funding hit

The funding is expected to restore about $220 million to Canberra's Catholic schools over the next decade, but there's no new money for public schools.

  • by Sherryn Groch
ACT government to back down on school bus cuts

ACT government to back down on school bus cuts

The government was flooded with more than 13,000 responses to its proposed new bus network.

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Why are there peacocks roaming the streets of Canberra?

Why are there peacocks roaming the streets of Canberra?

It's the mystery that's long prowled the streets of Canberra's south - just where did the rogue peacock pride of Red Hill and Narrabundah come from?

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Twitter bots more influential than people in US election: research

Twitter bots more influential than people in US election: research

Did social media win Donald Trump the election? A new algorithm developed by Australian scientists has revealed some surprising results.

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'Broke my heart': Canberra principals join calls to replace NAPLAN

'Broke my heart': Canberra principals join calls to replace NAPLAN

Canberra principals say NAPLAN data is too slow to help in classrooms but testing causes significant disruption and anxiety.

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You've been using sunscreen wrong, new research finds
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You've been using sunscreen wrong, new research finds

Turns out it's never optional, even in the depths of winter. Here's why.

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Police launch taskforce after children stalked, grabbed in Canberra

Police launch taskforce after children stalked, grabbed in Canberra

Detective Superintendant Scott Moller revealed there had been fourteen such incidents reported since February.

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Canberra Now: Health inquiry pressure, and gold medalist opens up

Canberra Now: Health inquiry pressure, and gold medalist opens up

Plus, could the region's dry conditions spell trouble for Floriade?

  • by Sherryn Groch