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Compulsory maths and science only part of the solution
Compulsory maths and science only part of the solution June 28, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The curriculum for secondary school science and mathematics must be made more relevant and interesting before it can be made compulsory, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert. Executive Dean of Education Professor Toni Downes believes the Government’s plan ... Read More »

Can “smartboards” make high school students smarter?
Can “smartboards” make high school students smarter? June 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The age-old classroom biology experiment of dissecting a real frog can now be replaced with dissecting a virtual frog on an interactive whiteboard. But does this change to so-called “smartboard” technology in high schools lead to a positive impact on ... Read More »

Night driving restriction reduces young driver crashes
Night driving restriction reduces young driver crashes June 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Restricting teenagers from driving unsupervised at night, and introducing strict penalties and other licensing requirements, could reduce crashes significantly, according to research. Published in Health Affairs, the study by researchers from Monash University and Harvard Medical School, shows that driving ... Read More »

Did the alcopops tax do the trick in reducing alcohol related harm?
Did the alcopops tax do the trick in reducing alcohol related harm? June 23, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Hospital emergency department presentations for young people significantly decreased following the introduction of the alcopops tax in 2008, according to a new UNSW-led study published in the journal BMC Public Health. The study is the first to examine the longer ... Read More »

Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes
Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes June 22, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The learning outcomes of students with special needs in Western Australian classrooms could be boosted with the introduction of low-tech and high-tech assistive technology, including iPads, to deliver educational programs, according to Associate Professor Dianne Chambers at The University of ... Read More »

Tackling secondary school homelessness
Tackling secondary school homelessness June 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found that community service groups and schools need to work more closely together to assist and prevent homelessness in secondary school youth. The report, Couch Surfing Secondary Students: The Yarra Ranges Youth Homelessness Prevention Project, was ... Read More »

Inactivity in childhood linked to poor health outcomes in adolescence
Inactivity in childhood linked to poor health outcomes in adolescence June 17, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

How active you are as a child could have an impact on your weight and risk of chronic disease from as early fifteen years of age, according to new research led by the University of Sydney. The landmark study followed ... Read More »

No support for chronically-ill students
No support for chronically-ill students June 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s school system is failing some of its most vulnerable young people by leaving them unsupported in their education. A new Victoria University report reveals chronically-ill children who need to take extended absences from school are neither officially acknowledged nor ... Read More »

ATARs a weak predictor of student performance
ATARs a weak predictor of student performance June 4, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report shows that ATAR scores are a weak predictor of academic performance for first-year students. The report by Victoria University’s Victoria Institute for Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) and supported by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher ... Read More »

Gardasil vaccine adverse event monitoring update
Gardasil vaccine adverse event monitoring update June 3, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The TGA has made available on its website an enhanced school-based surveillance report of acute adverse events following immunisation with the human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil, in males and females, 2013 from which no safety concern in either males or females ... Read More »







 
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