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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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Corruption commission zeroes in on research fraud

Three Queensland universities will be scrutinised for research fraud by the state’s anti-corruption body. The Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland (CCC) has released a snapshot of its planned corruption prevention audits up until 2021. Research fraud was listed as the first ...

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Curtin Singapore comes out on top

Curtin Singapore is celebrating after topping the rankings of employment outcomes among Singapore institutions in a recent survey. The Private Education Graduate Employment Survey ranked the university first in employability for the second year in a row, with graduates enjoying ...

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New look for Charles Sturt, Victoria universities

Rebranding can be tricky. Many university heads feel it’s a necessary next step to attract new students and refine the institution’s messaging, but they run the risk of irking the current student body. Western Sydney University saw this first hand ...

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Should cursive still be taught in schools?

Remember getting your pen licence? That enshrined document among Australia’s school-going youth, marking the rite of passage from cheap scribbler to noble, professional scribe. Those endless hours spent painstakingly connecting one letter to another, sewing the alphabet into seamless elegance, ...

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