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Minister told about violence concerns at ACT school almost a year ago

Minister told about violence concerns at ACT school almost a year ago

The minister was contacted about escalating violence at the school in early 2018 but the directorate only began reviewing incidents this month.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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'It's a bit silly': Universities re-name O-Week, dump term 'fresher'
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'It's a bit silly': Universities re-name O-Week, dump term 'fresher'

In a bid to change the boozy, sleazy reputation of O-Week and Fresher Fest, universities are changing their names.

  • by Jordan Baker and Sarah Keoghan
How posting a photo of your child's first day of school is putting them at risk
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How posting a photo of your child's first day of school is putting them at risk

When you take to social media to celebrate your family's moments - who is taking note of these milestones?

  • by Pallavi Singhal
New protections for children in ACT schools to start in April
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New protections for children in ACT schools to start in April

A host of new measures to help protect Canberra's children from abuse will start operating across the city's schools from April.

  • by Daniel Burdon
'Public schools should be free': parent outrage at invoices for voluntary fees
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'Public schools should be free': parent outrage at invoices for voluntary fees

Cash-strapped schools are sending parents invoices for voluntary contributions of $2517 in a practice that the peak parent body says is exploiting vulnerable families.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Adult literacy lessons transforming Aboriginal communities
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Adult literacy lessons transforming Aboriginal communities

For the first time in his life, Michael Moloney, 42, is excited to go to school.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
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Girls and their mums learning coding for equality
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Girls and their mums learning coding for equality

A new workshop teaching girls and their mums to code has the broader aim of promoting gender equality. 

  • by Anna Prytz
How an accountant named John made all the difference to Pavana's life
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How an accountant named John made all the difference to Pavana's life

The greatest gift of all is that she is now at a place where she feels no different to any other young person looking ahead to their future.

  • by Megan Doherty
How to turn a struggling (or middling) school's performance around
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How to turn a struggling (or middling) school's performance around

Some Victorian schools perform better than others in similar circumstances. Understanding why is the key to improvement.

  • by Pamela Macklin and Vic Zbar
Students and graduates to help decide what's in the curriculum
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Students and graduates to help decide what's in the curriculum

Students are celebrating changes that will lead to them having a say in what's in the curriculum. “We believe students should be involved in the decisions that affect them."

  • by Henrietta Cook
Why I paid attention when a student asked me to cut the 'boring stuff'
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Why I paid attention when a student asked me to cut the 'boring stuff'

Sometimes, it’s essential to let yourself have nothing to do. To invite boredom into your life. To sit. To think. To let your mind wander.

  • by Wendy Davis