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  1. Canberra school in mourning after student dies in tragic off-campus accident

    Members of the Campbell High School community are grieving the loss of a 17-year-old boy, expressing their "heartbreak" and disbelief, saying "you never expect to send your child to school and they don't come home".

  2. Differences do exist between NAPLAN'S two testing methods, document reveals

    Students who completed NAPLAN reading and spelling online were disadvantaged compared with those who sat the traditional pen-and-paper tests, a new document reveals.

  3. Televisions that roll up? Inventing flexible crystals earns Brisbane professor PM's science prize

    Could smartphones of the future be rolled up and put into your pocket? And could televisions one day bend in half to store in a cupboard? A Brisbane researcher who thinks so has won a prize for his work.

  4. Minister's office worked on union school program weeks before Premier's denial

    A senior advisor to the Queensland Education Minister was working on a proposal to introduce students to unions weeks before Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk denied any such plan was being considered, the ABC can reveal.

  5. Teacher who lost Baptist school job for being gay attacks 'taxpayer-funded discrimination'

    Craig Campbell attacks a national push for uniform laws allowing religious schools to discriminate against students on the basis of sexuality, fearing it will further isolate vulnerable gay children.

  6. Placing police in schools 'alarming', youth advocates claim

    Plans to revive the Northern Territory's school-based policing program are "ill-thought-out" and at risk of criminalising children, youth advocates argue, as officers prepare to return to schools on Monday.

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BBC News - Family & Education

  1. Children with problems or problem children?
    How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill?
  2. Oxford Conservatives Bullingdon Club ban overturned
    Oxford University's Conservative Association cancels a ban on members of the notorious dining club.
  3. Bristol University students face £100 noisy party fine
    Repeat offenders face a further fine of up to £250 in Bristol's bid to tackle late night disturbance.
  4. No retrial for 'sex on plane' teacher Eleanor Wilson
    The BBC understands "a number of factors" were behind the decision not to pursue the case.
  5. The students who fear for their ambitions amid college cuts
    Teenagers share their views as staff and students prepare to protest against further education cuts.
  6. Thousands of babies in toxic homes, warns commissioner
    Too many babies in England live in homes blighted by addiction, violence and mental ill-health - report.
  7. Harvard - should race count in university admissions?
    The elite US university faces a legal challenge over its student selection policy but denies unfairness.

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