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Beginning school heralds a brighter future for Philomina's triplets

Beginning school heralds a brighter future for Philomina's triplets

One year after arriving in Australia, Philomena fell pregnant with triplets. When they were 18 months old, their father died.

  • by Jordan Baker

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The epidemic Australia is failing to control
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The epidemic Australia is failing to control

Two decades ago, Australia was one of the leading education nations in the world. Not any more.

  • by Pasi Sahlberg
Public schools shine in Sydney's north

Public schools shine in Sydney's north

Mackellar Girls was the state's highest-placed comprehensive public school in the HSC, while nearby Balgowlah Boys was third at 60th.

  • by Jordan Baker
Maggie Dent urges WA Premier to make 'captain's call' on school starting age

Maggie Dent urges WA Premier to make 'captain's call' on school starting age

Parents who believe their child would benefit from an extra year at home before starting school but encounter a principal who blocks them should request the Education Minister review the "procedure" of the decision.

  • by Daile Cross
Hair, makeup and limousine rides: The primary school kids getting their own formal

Hair, makeup and limousine rides: The primary school kids getting their own formal

Students getting glammed up and riding to the school formal in fancy cars is nothing new - except now it’s happening in primary school.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Perth relief teacher ‘terrorised’ primary school students during a day of cruelty, parents say

Perth relief teacher ‘terrorised’ primary school students during a day of cruelty, parents say

The relief teacher is accused of putting a child with special needs in a headlock, barring students from going to the toilet and punishing those who wet themselves, as well as refuting Santa’s existence.

  • by Aja Styles
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Revealed: the 100 hottest schools in Sydney with few trees and little shade
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Revealed: the 100 hottest schools in Sydney with few trees and little shade

Some of Sydney's hottest schools have no trees and barely any shade to provide refuge for students and teachers in soaring temperatures.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Jordan Baker
NSW lifts Australian high school students to world's top 10 in maths, science

NSW lifts Australian high school students to world's top 10 in maths, science

Significant improvements in NSW led to Australian high school students' best ever results in international tests, but flatlining primary school maths results have experts worried.

  • by Jordan Baker and Natassia Chrysanthos
Fewer than one in five NSW teachers recently trained for kids with disabilities
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Fewer than one in five NSW teachers recently trained for kids with disabilities

NSW government figures show in 2017 there were 150,000 children with disabilities, such as autism, ADHD and dyslexia, in the state's public schools alone and this is forecast to increase 50 per cent by 2027.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
St Andrew's appoints first female principal in 135 years

St Andrew's appoints first female principal in 135 years

A British educator will become the first female head of St Andrew's Cathedral School in the Sydney CBD.

  • by Jordan Baker
The reading wars are over - and phonics has won
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The reading wars are over - and phonics has won

For too long, governments have been reluctant to pick a side in the reading wars – intimidated by the knee-jerk hysteria that will no doubt arise from the anti-phonics brigade. No longer.

  • by Sarah Mitchell