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  1. SA teachers set to vote to go on strike for first time in 10 years

    Parents "should plan now" for South Australia's first teachers' strike in a decade, the Australian Education Union says, however the State Government says it is increasing funding to schools already.

  2. Two teens, two broken necks, two remarkable journeys

    Look closely — both these boys have scars on their necks. This is the story of how they got them and how their recovery forged a new friendship in the face of a "catastrophic" situation.

  3. 'We didn't mean to start an international incident': Canberra school considers cancelling Indonesian subject

    Students at a public secondary college in Canberra believe they have gathered enough interest to save their Indonesian language program following concerns the subject might be dropped next year.

  4. Labor promises free tampons in Victorian schools as Coalition vows to streamline deportations

    The Victorian Government pledges to make pads and tampons freely available in all female, unisex and accessible state school bathrooms if re-elected, as the Opposition unveils plans for a state deportation information unit.

  5. Hare Krishna schoolies: No sex, drugs or alcohol

    Australia's first all-Hare Krishna Year 12 class is celebrating Schoolies Week in India, sans-alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling and meat.

  6. Remote students' success: Attending uni, gaining apprenticeships and jobs

    Small remote towns around the Western Australia's Pilbara region have benefitted from a national program addressing the educational needs of young Aboriginal students, boosting school attendance rates, employment, and acceptance into university and TAFE courses.

  7. Victorian schools hit 'tipping point' as a baby boom generation comes of age

    One outer Melbourne school is feeling the squeeze so tightly, it had to remove lockers from corridors to prevent kids getting caught in a crush. It's among Victorian schools feeling the squeeze — and looking for ways to get bigger.

BBC News - Family & Education

  1. Migrant workers send home £8bn to families
    The UN says money sent home pays for school, but too much is taken in transfer charges.
  2. Seven charts on the £73,000 cost of educating a child
    A population boom and spending squeeze has changed the way we spend money on schools.
  3. Parents struggle to handle children's tech habits
    Curbing excessive gadget use among children is hard, say parents asked for survey.
  4. 'My husband ran up a £58,000 debt in my name'
    Government should press ahead with plans to define such behaviour as domestic abuse, say campaigners.
  5. 'I don't want to be the UK's only black female history professor'
    Olivette Otele is the first black woman to be made a professor of history in the UK and she's on this year's BBC 100 Women list.
  6. Debt projection puts almost half of NI schools in the red
    Education Authority figures show that 446 schools are projected to be in debt by the end of this year.
  7. Two-year degree plan to cut cost of tuition fees
    Students are promised the option of an accelerated degree course to save a year of tuition fees.

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