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Principals directly affect exam results: study

University of Melbourne economists have determined that school principals have a direct impact on students’ scores in standardised testing such as NAPLAN. Using Victorian Education Department public school data, economist Dr Mick Coelli and colleagues found that principals who set clear ...

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UniMelb opens $6.5 million arts education facility

With endless announcements about new multimillion-dollar STEM facilities opening at Australian universities, arts education has finally received some love. It’s $6.5 million worth of love in fact – the price tag of the University of Melbourne’s new arts education facility. ...

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Overseas student recruitment outdated: survey

A new survey has found traditional approaches to international student recruitment are no longer relevant in the modern global education market. The Hobsons Australia’s International Student Survey 2016 shows Australian universities need to move away from targeting student ‘markets’ that are broadly ...

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Australian Academy of Science releases STEM education wish list

STEM education is the Australian Academy of Science’s number one election priority, as per a policy statement released yesterday. Unveiled by academy president professor Andrew Holmes during a speech in Canberra, the group of distinguished scientists’ objectives include getting Australian schools’ students into the ...

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