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Healthy competition benefits all schools, says Catholic schools chief
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Healthy competition benefits all schools, says Catholic schools chief

School funding is based on many factors and it may surprise some people that religion is not one of them. Understanding four basic facts helps explain why.

  • by Dallas McInerney

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Bilingual schools teaching maths, science in a foreign language
Education

Bilingual schools teaching maths, science in a foreign language

At his school in Sydney's northern suburbs, Felix Scholle, 12, is taught maths, biology, art, music and sport entirely in German.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
'Sterile and technical': the problem with primary school report cards
Education

'Sterile and technical': the problem with primary school report cards

When it comes to school reports, keeping parents and teachers happy is a delicate balancing act.

  • by Jordan Baker
Parents want clear, easy to understand school reports
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Parents want clear, easy to understand school reports

They want to know what their children can and cannot do, and they want to know in plain English.

'Could do better': report cards face overhaul
Education

'Could do better': report cards face overhaul

Report cards may be overhauled to reflect Gonski emphasis on student improvement.

  • by Jordan Baker
ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
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ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?

Canberra's socioeconomic advantage has long masked the true state of its school system. We asked experts why our schools lag behind.

  • by Sherryn Groch
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Virtual selective school goes to the top of the class
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Virtual selective school goes to the top of the class

A virtual selective school is out-performing its real-life counterparts in science.

  • by Jordan Baker
Why a Canberra school dropping Indonesian sparked international uproar
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Why a Canberra school dropping Indonesian sparked international uproar

A student who discovered his school was looking to scrap its Indonesian language course found himself at the centre of a potential international incident.

  • by Sherryn Groch
The post-HSC dilemma: How to choose the right university course
Education

The post-HSC dilemma: How to choose the right university course

Looking at what students with similar HSC courses have done at uni could stop high school leavers making the wrong choice, reduce attrition rates and raise scores.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
'Take a video for me?': Teacher’s husband sent graphic texts to male student
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'Take a video for me?': Teacher’s husband sent graphic texts to male student

Parents were shocked at the content of the pornographic texts. A letter from the principal made it worse.

  • by Joanne McCarthy
'How could my son go blind in school?': Sydney mother's shock at incident response
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'How could my son go blind in school?': Sydney mother's shock at incident response

A year 7 student at a top Sydney public school is fighting to regain his eyesight, three weeks after hot solder got into his eye in a metalwork class. 

  • by Pallavi Singhal