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This is how much it costs to send a child back to school in Canberra

This is how much it costs to send a child back to school in Canberra

Charities are reporting a record influx of need this year as Canberra families struggle with back to school costs.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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ACT schools well funded but fewer kids from disadvantage reach Year 12
School funding

ACT schools well funded but fewer kids from disadvantage reach Year 12

The ACT still spends a lot per student, but it also ranked among the worst in the country for students of low socioeconomic backgrounds completing Year 12.

  • by Sherryn Groch & Emily Barton
'Gravely concerned': girls high school campaigns against co-ed plan
High school

'Gravely concerned': girls high school campaigns against co-ed plan

Parents have questioned the ethics of Randwick Girls' staff publicly campaigning to block plans to turn Randwick Boys' High into a co-educational school.

  • by Jordan Baker
Revealed: Catholic schools reap $4.1 billion windfall in Scott Morrison's funding 'fix'
Private schools

Revealed: Catholic schools reap $4.1 billion windfall in Scott Morrison's funding 'fix'

Contrary to their early expectations, independent schools will lose just $222 million under the new funding model, which will be offset by a special purpose fund.

  • by Michael Koziol
These kids are building robots and flying drones at school
High school

These kids are building robots and flying drones at school

Construction has begun on a new $4.77 million Centre for Excellence in Automation and Robotics at Alexandra Hills State High School.

  • by Stuart Layt
'The equivalent of taking a $30,000 pay cut': parents' sacrifice for children's schooling
Schools

'The equivalent of taking a $30,000 pay cut': parents' sacrifice for children's schooling

On top of annual school fees of more than $27,000, Joseph Craven is preparing to pay thousands in additional costs.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
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STEM focus leaves kids vulnerable to 'dark arts' of fake news: expert
High school

STEM focus leaves kids vulnerable to 'dark arts' of fake news: expert

The skills of the humanities will protect students against the 'dark arts"' of fake news and social media distortion, says education professor.

  • by Jordan Baker
Move to ditch OPs brings five new subjects for Queensland students
Education

Move to ditch OPs brings five new subjects for Queensland students

Education Minister Grace Grace says the new subjects are not a sign Queensland’s high school curriculum is stale.

  • by Tony Moore
'The best of the best': Sydney public school attracting students from all over the world
Primary school

'The best of the best': Sydney public school attracting students from all over the world

Parents are trying to enrol their unborn children into one of the public schools opening next week

  • by Jordan Baker
More than 69,000 HSC certificates issued with wrong date
HSC

More than 69,000 HSC certificates issued with wrong date

NSW Education Minister said he was "furious" about the error and that NESA would not receive any additional funding to reprint and mail out new certificates.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Parents can save on school supplies by shopping around
High school

Parents can save on school supplies by shopping around

As back to school time rolls around, parents across the country are digging deep to fill compulsory school book lists.

  • by Nina Hendy