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  1. How pop sticks and mini whiteboards transformed a struggling school

    A new approach to teaching sees pass rates skyrocket, behaviour problems all but eradicated and students engaged in their studies for the first time.

  2. Young authors tell stories for tomorrow's farming children

    First-time young authors write stories that bring attention to environmental issues and farming life for students of the future.

  3. School program helps to give disengaged students a fair go at life

    A program at a north-western Victoria school helps equip disengaged students with life skills and keeps them in school.

  4. Country kids to perform in New York's Carnegie Hall thanks to YouTube video

    A school choir from Port Macquarie will perform in New York, conducted by famous composer Paul Mealor, after being discovered on YouTube.

  5. Christmas party kicks off Palmerston school holiday program

    A packed program of summer break activities started with waterslides and face-painting for families on a hot day at Palmerston Indigenous Village in the Northern Territory.

  6. Perth Modern the big loser as axe falls on gifted and talented studies

    WA's gifted and talented school programs will lose nearly $2 million in funding from 2019, with almost half of it being slashed from top academic school Perth Modern — but the Education Minister says the school is "very well resourced".

  7. School jumps into action after chance frog encounter

    The discovery of an endangered frog on a Melbourne school oval leads to the creation of a thriving amphibian habitat.

BBC News - Family & Education

  1. UK university could get EU funds post-Brexit
    A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.
  2. Carillion apprentices among casualties as firm collapses
    The future of about 1,400 apprentices at training centres in England and Scotland is in doubt.
  3. 'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed
    Doctors and a defence contractor are among those buying bogus qualifications, a BBC probe finds.
  4. University of Bath vice-chancellor voted out in pay row
    Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell, who earns £468,000, is the highest paid university vice-chancellor in the UK.
  5. 'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'
    New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.
  6. England's first 'prisoner of war' discovered
    A French aristocrat, captured in 1357, was England's earliest official "prisoner of war", say historians.
  7. Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website
    Parents are struggling to get subsidised childcare they are entitled to due to continued web issues.

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