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Girls leadership program aims to develop future leaders

A girls leadership program by Cricket Victoria is working to help Year 7 and 8 students become positive role models by focussing on areas such as resilience, standing up for yourself as well as others, developing a can-do mindset and more.

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New curriculum for students with a vision impairment

The first national curriculum for students with a vision impairment will soon be trialled in schools, as part of a plan to provide equitable access to education for children who are blind or have low vision.

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Is handwriting the key to improved literacy skills?

In an age where our lives are so technology-rich, a new study investigates the links between handwriting and other literacy skills in young children; highlighting that the (hand)written word should be the way of the future rather than a shift to paperless schools.

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NAP Science Literacy report shows positive signs

Though just 58 per cent of Year 6 students and 50 per cent of Year 10 students achieved the proficient standard in Science, according to the newly released NAP Science Literacy report, there are signs that students’ scientific understanding is improving.

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New Paralympic Education Project promotes inclusivity

A free online education initiative, Paralympics Australia’s Paralympic Education Project promotes inclusion of people with a disability and aims to challenge perceptions through a range of engaging lesson plans, online resources and a school visitation program.

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