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A fresh approach for students struggling with literacy

With nearly one in five Australian adolescents performing poorly in literacy, and numbers rising steadily, literacy expert Dr Margaret Merga has called for a rethink in the way Australian schools support students struggling with literacy.

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Free student coding activity for global Hour of Code

Coding education provider, Code Camp, has launched a new coding activity, where young students can build their own computer game, as part of the upcoming Hour of Code, a global movement that aims to introduce computer science to over 100 million children worldwide.

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ASPA: Future schools, future leadership

Andrew Pierpoint, President of the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA), speaks about the important role leadership plays in the nation’s education and schools future.

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Creativity the key to solving maths problems

According to Dr Carol Aldous of Flinders University, there is strong evidence that intuitive, non-cognitive thought processes – including creativity and emotion – are vital to solving mathematical problems.

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Teen mental health program for suicide prevention

A novel mental health program improves teenagers’ ability to recognise and support friends who might be at risk of suicide, according to new research from the University of Melbourne.

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