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Key education issues in the media: expert responds

Teacher performance-linked pay, teacher performance generally and student achievement – these are three issues that are never far from the headlines. But are the debates founded on sound evidence or merely the thought bubbles of politicians and populist commentators? We ...

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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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USYD tops NSW, ACT student preferences

Another university application data dump, another Go8 domination. The University of Sydney has once again led first and total preliminary preferences among NSW and ACT domestic undergraduate university applicants. Also, per the previous year, UNSW, UTS, WSU, Macquarie and UON followed. USYD slightly increased ...

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The tactics used by big business to influence research

Dr Alice Fabbri has never accepted industry money for research, nor have any of her colleagues at the Evidence, Policy and Influence Collaborative within USYD’s Charles Perkins Centre. The postdoctoral research fellow is therefore well-placed to illuminate ‘truth decay’ – a phenomenon that can arise ...

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ACU first Aussie uni to go hard on soft drinks

ACU has included a ‘no added sugar’ policy in its rule book, becoming the first Australian university to do so. After analysing vending machine offerings across its campuses and discovering that over half of beverages contained extra sweet stuff, they removed soft drinks, ...

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