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  1. Low-scoring students to be barred from becoming teachers under Labor plan

    In a bid to improve results in the classroom, Tanya Plibersek says a Labor government would restrict entry to the top 30 per cent of students if the education sector does not take action sooner.

  2. 'Game changer': Darwin schools roll out bold plan to end playground violence

    After a year that saw the reintroduction of police in the classroom and schools go into lockdown, four Northern Territory schools are making strides to move forward.

  3. Doctors told her she was mentally ill — it was actually deadly brain disease

    Mariana Tana was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and was even accused of faking her seizures. Then a doctor told her she has a rare and serious brain disease.

  4. Teacher loses unfair dismissal case over 'sugar daddy' remarks

    A teacher is fired from his job at an Adelaide private school for suggesting to a student that he could be her "sugar daddy" and that they could drink wine together.

  5. 'A bit lonely' for SACE student all by herself at high school

    Sage Metcalf was one of only 17 students at her Mallee school, and the only one over 10 years old, but today she will get her SACE results.

  6. So you've got your ATAR. What now?

    Thousands of year 12 students are receiving their ATAR scores. So what happens now, and how can you cope if it's not the number you expected?

  7. Daniel, Umer and Ali Tariq

BBC News - Family & Education

  1. Pupils in hospital after 'drug-related' incident at Dunfermline High School
    Emergency services were called to Dunfermline High School after 10 students became unwell.
  2. Government to fund 2,900 school exchanges for poorer pupils
    Schools will be able to apply for grants to take poorer pupils on overseas exchanges.
  3. Essex teacher banned for life for sex with female pupil
    Suzanne Harrison had a four-year sexual relationship with a female pupil.
  4. GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes
    The UK's intelligence services say there are too few young women working in cyber-security.
  5. Periodic table found at St Andrews University 'is world's oldest'
    Experts who dated the teaching chart found at St Andrews University said it was printed between 1879 and 1886.
  6. London state school secures 41 Oxbridge offers
    A school in one of London's poorest boroughs aims to send 41 students to Oxford or Cambridge this year.
  7. English-medium education to put more emphasis on Welsh
    Welsh will no longer be classed as a second language in English-medium schools, under new proposals.

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