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Childhood obesity – what can schools do?

While parents and carers are largely responsible for laying the foundations of lifelong good health in their children, schools also have a unique opportunity to tackle obesity in childhood.

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Financial literacy – where Australia sits

Australia has performed equal fifth in an international assessment of young people’s financial literacy, according to a report from the Australian Council for Educational Research.

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Infographic: Student wellbeing and PE classes

The latest cycle of PISA explored the wellbeing of 15-year-old students. Survey topics included Physical Education classes at school. Here are results from a selection of the 70+ countries and economies that participated.

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STEM learning – international best practice

Queensland science teacher Sarah Chapman is passionate about engaging youngsters in STEM education and has travelled the world gathering evidence of international best practice.

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Students win through to maths challenge final

Students from two Australian schools have proved jet lag is no barrier when it comes to their problem solving skills after winning through to the finals of an international maths challenge.

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Giving parents a ‘nudge’ on attendance

A US research study suggests a simple postcard to parents encouraging them to improve their child’s school attendance could be a powerful tool for educators.

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Global Teacher Prize: David Calle

A decade ago, Spanish teacher David Calle began uploading videos of simple maths lessons to YouTube to provide students, many of whom can’t afford private tutoring, with additional support beyond the traditional classroom.

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Making a difference to student wellbeing

OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher explains there are several factors that impact student wellbeing, and much comes down to teachers, parents and schools.

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Infographic: Student exercise outside school

How do students in Australia compare with their counterparts in New Zealand, Singapore and the UK when it comes to physical exercise before and after school? Our latest infographic explores new OECD data.

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Literary texts and pop culture references

Drawing parallels between Othello's choices and those of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars; character stereotypes in Back to the Future. Educator Hedley Willsea explains how pop culture references in English units can help students.

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