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  5. Teen high school graduate can't write but gives hope to others with learning difficulties

    A Sunshine Coast teen overcomes enormous odds to be one of 53,000 year 12 students who graduates today in Queensland — despite not being able to write a legible paragraph.

  6. Epic 200,000km school run ends for outback family after 21 years

    The Dillon family's 3,000-kilometre round trip, four times a year, from the western Queensland desert to school on the coast ends as the youngest of five children graduates.

  7. Celebrating Schoolies in the most remote parts of Australia

    We meet four Year 12s from remote Australia who are thinking outside the box when it comes to celebrating their high school graduation.

BBC News - Family & Education

  1. St Olave's Grammar School row head resigns
    Aydin Önaç, head of St Olave's Grammar School in Orpington, will leave at Christmas.
  2. Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby
    A family renting in London are threatened with eviction after complaints over a crying baby.
  3. Mistakes in benefits claims could cost up to £500m
    Around 75,000 claimants were underpaid by mistakes made in assessing the main sickness benefit.
  4. The worst bullies: 'My friends called me Ugly Betty'
    Bullying by friends is 'really harmful and teachers should take it more seriously', says a victim.
  5. Glitter banned by Dorset children's nursery chain
    The art material is a "dangerous" microplastic which can enter the food chain, the nursery chain says.
  6. Lawrence Okolie: Boxer talks being bullied at school, losing seven stone and building his confidence
    British boxer Lawrence Okolie visits his former school as part of anti-bullying week, as he reflects on how he was bullied for his weight, made changes to his lifestyle and overcame confidence issues.
  7. School counsellors needed to tackle self-harm 'epidemic', minister told
    More school counsellors are needed to deal with a rise in emotional problems, the government is told.

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