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Can NAPLAN be communicated better?

It’s that time of year again – the National Assessment Plan for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) takes place this week. Around Australia over one million students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will sit a total of four tests: ...

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RMIT announces strategic partnership with Singapore

A recent study predicting a global skills deficit of 4.3 million workers by 2030 has prompted RMIT Online to enter into a strategic partnership with the Singaporean government’s SkillsFuture program. SkillsFuture Singapore is a government-backed initiative that plays a key ...

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What’s with universities and dogs?

Scroll through university social media for long enough and you will come across numerous dog posts. Whether it’s a pooch ‘getting ahead’ on his readings for the upcoming semester at UQ, or UWA law school’s resident sausage dog, Julius Caesar Juris Dogtor, ...

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Monash exhibits the humblest of objects

Could February be the month of lunchboxes? Last week, the ABC published an investigation of their contents in wealthier and poorer Melbourne suburbs. While, by comparing Oreos packed in Broadmeadows to carrot sticks lovingly placed in Brighton, it invited food-shaming, ...

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A very brief history of academic dress

With graduation season approaching, academics and students will soon don caps and sweeping gowns. The contrast between the gravity of academic rank and odd costumery can be startling; you respect a Dean but find it hard to reconcile that with – despite ...

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