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Lifestyle

Meet Honey, The Very Good Dog Helping Australian Students Learn How To Read

4 min read

Never work with children or animals, except if you are undertaking the Story Dog Program and then it is the perfect combination.

Good News

Good News

Girl's Dream To Walk School Formal In High Heels About To Come True

1 min read

Mackenziee Lawler’s current life goal sounds deceptively simple -- to walk the red carpet at her upcoming Year 12 Formal in a pair of high heels. But for someone with cerebral palsy, that’s a major task.

National

National

Boy's Long Hair Sparks Human Rights Issue In School Rules Fight

2 min read

A private Christian school principal says a five-year-old Cook Island boy must cut his long hair, but his family want to wait for a traditional ceremony.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Mum's Time-Saving Hack That Keeps Sandwiches Fresh For A Week Goes Viral

3 min read

No one likes a stale or soggy sandwich, so if you have a child who also happens to be a picky eater, you can bet it's probably going to make a round trip home in their lunchbox.

World

World

Mum's Horror After Son Comes Home With 'Creepy Note From Bus Driver'

1 min read

A mother has spoken of her horror after finding a "creepy" letter allegedly written by her son's school bus driver in his backpack. 

News

News

Teen Accused Of Violent Assault On Schoolgirl Re-Arrested After Shocking Rant

1 min read

A 14-year-old girl has been re-arrested over an alleged attack on an Adelaide schoolgirl after a video appeared online where she continued to threaten the victim.

Career

Career

These Are The Most In Demand Uni Degrees In 2020, According To UAC

2 min read

As most Year 12 students have received their offers, the Universities Admissions Centre has released stats on the most applied for degrees.

Life

Life

Carrie Bickmore Discovers Solution To Every Parent's Most Hated Back To School Task

2 min read

After what feels like the millionth day of the school holidays finally came to a close for parents, many could relate to The Project host's Tuesday night activity.

National

National

Parents Told To Keep School Kids At Home If They've Recently Been To China

7 min read

People in NSW have been asked to hold their children back from returning to school this week if they've recently travelled to China.

Life

Life

School Pick-Up Is The Most Dangerous Time To Be On The Road, Study Finds

2 min read

New research has uncovered the alarming statistic that almost a third of all road accidents take place during school pick-up hours.

National

National

School Mobile Phone Bans Come Into Force

3 min read

Public school students in several states will face new restrictions on using their mobile phones at school when they return from holidays.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Choice Ranks The Stores With The Cheapest Back To School Supplies

2 min read

If you're a parent, you know back to school shopping can break the bank.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Tricks Savvy Parents Are Using To Save Money On Back To School Shopping

4 min read

There is no doubt that back to school is yet another time of year where it can be easy to succumb to emotional (over) spending -- even if it adds to our post-Christmas financial stress.

News

News

Horrifying Video Shows School Security Guard Slamming Young Student To The Ground, Twice

1 min read

Shocking surveillance video from a North Carolina middle school shows a resource officer walking a student down a hallway then suddenly stopping, slamming him to the ground twice, then dragging him.

Views

Views

Our School Kids' Test Scores Are In Free Fall. Here's How We Fix It.

4 min read

Australia has just recorded the worst labour productivity growth since records began and the worst school test results this century.

National

National

'Broken' Sex Education Sees Aussie Kids Turn To Porn To Answer Questions

6 min read

Schools are struggling to teach students about porn and social media in sex education classes, with experts saying there is a "mixed bag" and lack of consistency across the country.

Life

Life

As A Teacher, I Plea To All Parents -- Don’t Interfere With Class Selection

3 min read

While classroom Elves on the Shelf are hiding and paper chains and tinsel adorned decorations are being created, it is also that time of the school year where change is in the air.

News

News

Lollipop Man Allegedly Punched In The Face By Lawnmower Man

1 min read

A lawnmower man has been charged after a lollipop man was allegedly punched in the face during an argument over parking.

Life

Life

Please Stop Asking Me Why My Daughter Isn’t At School

4 min read

I have a parenting problem of a tall order.

World

World

School Bus Driver Accused Of Drinking Beer While Driving Bus Full Of Children

1 min read

A school bus driver is accused of drinking beer behind the wheel of a bus that was full of young kids.

National

National

Boy Punched In Face During Angry Tirade On School Bus

1 min read

A young high school student from Sydney's lower north shore has been left with bruises and a chipped tooth after he was allegedly attacked by a man on board a bus packed with other students.

National

National

NSW Schools Closed Again As Bushfire Threat Continues

1 min read

There will be 26 public schools closed on Monday, November 18, across NSW as the bushfire threat continues.

National

National

Hundreds Of Schools Remain Closed In Fire-Affected Parts Of NSW

7 min read

Schools in fire-affected parts of NSW will be closed on Wednesday, November 13, as a safety precaution.

10 News First

10 News First

Three Primary Schoolgirls Crushed By Tree Outside Church

1 min read

A girl is fighting for life and two others are also injured after a tree branch fell on them in Melbourne.

News

News

Chemistry Teacher 'Froze In Pure Shock' After Botched Experiment Set Teen On Fire

2 min read

A teacher presenting a flashy demonstration to get her students excited about chemistry made a mistake that caused a fire to burn "out of control" and seriously injure a student, says a report released Wednesday.

10 News First

10 News First

Children As Young As Three To Start School In New Pilot Program

1 min read

Australian children as young as three-years-old will be starting school as part of a new initiative that is tipped to overhaul early learning.

World

World

Students Bake Tampon Protest Cookies For Principal

1 min read

A group of students have reportedly taken a stand against their school principal after they were allegedly told they couldn't put free tampons in the girls' bathrooms.

National

National

Finishing Year 12 With Cancer: How Students Cope When Study Isn’t Their Only Stress

6 min read

Year 12 is one of the toughest life tests a teen will experience, but for Melbourne student Amir Khoshbin he faced it on top of a cancer battle and meeting his mum for the first time - here's his remarkable story.

National

National

More Private School Boys Filmed Singing Misogynistic Chant In Act Of Defiance

2 min read

More footage has surfaced of schoolboys allegedly from Melbourne's prestigious St Kevin's College, appearing to be defiant of their principal who slammed students earlier this week for performing an offensive chant of a tram.

News

News

Is Forcing 'Mathsphobic' Kids To Study Maths A Bad Equation?

5 min read

The NSW government is making maths compulsory up until Year 12, but some experts warn the plan could hurt disengaged students and already stretched teachers. 

Melbourne

Melbourne

Headmaster Apologises After Melbourne Private School Boys' 'Offensive' Tram Chant

1 min read

The Headmaster of St Kevin's College in Melbourne has issued an apology for the 'misogynistic' behaviour displayed by some students after they were filmed singing an 'offensive' chant on a tram.

The Project

The Project

You Doing Your Exams? Here’s 5 Tips to Help You Survive!

3 min read

I’m the guy to talk to, I finished all of my exams - I even passed one of them

Life

Life

'Get Over Yourself': Mum Attacked After Buying Lunch Box Snacks For Entire School Term

3 min read

Lunchbox snacks can easily cost you a small fortune so mum Kia Bradford Oswald shared her budgeting hack in order to be helpful.

Victoria Quested

Victoria Quested

If The HSC Seems Like The End Of The World, That's Fair Enough

5 min read

It can be so easy to tell a stressed-out year 12 student the whole thing doesn’t really matter.

World

World

Student Refuses To Answer 'Offensive' Maths Question

1 min read

A young girl has labeled a maths question comparing the weight of one girl to another "offensive".

Exclusive

Exclusive

Outrage Over Elite School's 'Diabolical' Handling Of Sexual Assault Allegations

3 min read

A female student at Victoria's Geelong Grammar has alleged she was forced to perform oral sex on a male student on school grounds.

National

National

Dollarmites Luring Kids To Bank 'For Wrong Reasons'

3 min read

Australia’s finance regulator says school banking programs do nothing to teach kids about the value of saving money, but they’re great at luring long-term customers through cute rewards.

Laura Jackel

Laura Jackel

The Note That Came Home In My Son’s School Bag Is Making Me Feel Ancient

3 min read

My nine-year-old son Toby appeared in his first school musical performance this week and it is making me feel both nostalgic and incredibly elderly that his class theme required him to dress ‘90s style.’

World

World

'Painfully Ironic' Or In Bad Taste? Fashion Line Debuts Hoodies With Bullet Holes

2 min read

A New York-based fashion brand is facing backlash on social media following its most recent fashion show.

Bunny Banyai

Bunny Banyai

My Kid's School Can't Fund A Library But My Taxes Pay For Private School Swimming Pools

5 min read

As a rusted-on supporter of state schools, I am not above falling prey to the odd pang of private school envy on behalf of my kids.

National

National

New Plan For Free Tampons In Schools Praised As 'Essential' Reform

4 min read

Young women will now have free access to pads and tampons in every primary, secondary and specialist government school across the state, as part of an 'Australian first' initiative launching in Victoria.

Lucille Wong

Lucille Wong

How I Will Prepare My Daughter For Racism In School

4 min read

Of all the joys parenting can bring, uncomfortable conversations won’t be one of them.

World

World

Boy Holds Hand Of Crying Autistic Classmate On First Day Of School

1 min read

A mother has shared her pride in her kind-hearted son after she witnessed his act of kindness on his first day of preschool.

Crime

Crime

Teacher In Court For Alleged Sexual Acts With Student

1 min read

The teacher is alleged to have been engaged in sexual acts with the underage teenager student for months.

Good News

Good News

Teacher's Hilarious 'Baby Got Back' Parody In The Name Of Books

2 min read

Forget outlandish costumes, one Sydney primary Catholic school has stepped it up this Book Week by waxing lyrical over the virtues of reading -- with a little help from 90s rap.

National

National

Shocking Footage Of Violent School Brawl As Teacher Forced To Step In

1 min read

Footage has emerged of a violent brawl among students at a school south-east of Melbourne where a teacher was forced to intervene.

Sasha Petrova

Sasha Petrova

School Uniforms Should Be Expelled, Most Experts Say

1 min read

Whether schools should mandate a uniform is a controversial issue.

News

News

Kids Peeing Their Pants Due To Lack Of Toilets At Sydney School

3 min read

A mother of two has shared her son's schoolyard anguish and embarrassment in a bid to shed light on the dire circumstances facing students at a western Sydney primary school.  

News

News

Teens Rushed To Hospital After Taking Parent's Medicine At School

1 min read

Two young students have been taken to hospital after taking medication at a Gold Coast school, but the headmaster has refuted media reports of illicit activity.

Crime

Crime

Knox Grammar Teacher Charged With Possession Of Child Abuse Material

1 min read

A teacher from Sydney's exclusive Knox Grammar private school has faced court charged with possessing a "large number" of child abuse images.

Samuel Leighton-Dore

Samuel Leighton-Dore

How ‘Survivor’ Helped Me Survive High School

4 min read

There was a moment in the latest episode of Australian Survivor that stuck with me long after the credits rolled.

World

World

10-Year-Old Charged With Assault After School Dodgeball Game

2 min read

A 10-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault after injuring another student during a schoolyard dodgeball game.

#antsrant

#antsrant

Why Do Teachers Get A Student-Free Day After The Holidays?

2 min read

Enough already. You've had two weeks off. Get teachin'!

National

National

Indigenous Students 'Humiliated' After NAIDOC Week Dance Cut Short At School Assembly

3 min read

The NSW Department of Education will investigate allegations of racism surrounding a NAIDOC Week performance, after Indigenous dancers claim they were laughed off stage and subjected to racist slurs.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Nun Faces Court, Accused Of Helping Priests Rape Deaf Children

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

News

News

Teacher Slammed For Naming Hitler As 'Favourite Person'

1 min read

A school teacher is under fire for naming Adolf Hitler as his favourite person in history.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro

Banning Phones In Schools Is Easy To Say But Hard To Do

4 min read

Victoria has just banned phones in government schools, a move that has been greeted with approval by almost everyone who doesn’t work in a school.

Life

Life

Teacher Shares How Ridiculous Helicopter Parents Are Being

2 min read

A 30-year-old high school teacher, who was aggressively approached by two parents during a school athletics carnival, has said she shouldn't be attacked for "not being up to their Olympic grade standards".

10 News First

10 News First

Basic Answers Needed About Big Budget Promises

2 min read

One hundred and ninety upgraded and new schools. That’s the centrepiece education promise in the NSW Budget which includes a record $7.3 billion of capital investment.

News

News

High School Student Rips Staff In Graduation Speech And Takes Aim At 'Drunk' Teacher

2 min read

A San Diego high school went scorched-earth on school staff during her graduation speech last week, airing her grievances against some faculty members in a highly public fashion.

National

National

Fire Investigators On Scene After Large Blaze Engulfs Brisbane School

1 min read

A large fire which ripped through a school in Brisbane's south will be investigated by fire authorities over the weekend.

National

National

More Parents Are Getting Tutors For Their Kids, Is There Something Wrong With Our Schools?

3 min read

New research has found that private tutoring is booming at a time when parents’ trust in school personnel and experts is "vulnerable".

News

News

Boy With Autism Receives 'Most Annoying' Student Award

2 min read

An 11-year-old boy with autism was the recipient of the "Most Annoying Male" trophy during an end-of-the-year awards ceremony.

World

World

U.N.B.E.L.I.E.V.A.B.L.E: Spelling Bee Runs Out Of Words

1 min read

In a championship first, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has ended in an eight-way tie after the competition ran out of words in the final.

News

News

Teens Who Threatened High School Massacre Released From Jail

2 min read

Two teenagers who threatened to carry out a high school massacre in South Australia's Riverland have had their jail terms suspended.

World

World

Students Served Urine, Semen To Teachers In School Cooking Competition

1 min read

Several middle school students are under investigation for allegedly putting bodily fluids into food that was then served to teachers, reports CBS Columbus, Ohio affiliate WBNS-TV.

World

World

Preschooler Brings Handfuls Of Crack Cocaine To Class

1 min read

Close to two dozen packs of crack cocaine have been discovered in the pocket of a preschooler at a Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia.

National

National

Students Left In Tears After NAPLAN Glitches

1 min read

Thousands of students across the country have been affected by technical difficulties during the NAPLAN tests.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

If I Had To Suffer Sports Day, The Sporty Kids Have To Suffer NAPLAN

3 min read

Yesterday, kids all around Australia opened up their test booklets (or loaded them on their computer screens) and commenced the first day of a three-day testing period for NAPLAN.

World

World

Ewe Can't Be Serious! Sheep Enrolled At Primary School To Keep Class Open

1 min read

They may not know their ABCs but this flock of sheep could actually save a struggling primary school in France.

Good News

Good News

Child Spontaneously Tells Classmates About Living With Autism In Viral Video

2 min read

A fourth-grade student raised his hand in class one day and asked his teacher if he could address his fellow students.

National

National

Naked Man Triggers High School Lockdown

1 min read

A school in north Brisbane was forced into lockdown on Wednesday morning following reports that a naked man was on their premises. 

Updated

Updated

Teacher Allegedly Stabbed In Face By Parent With Scissors

1 min read

A woman has been charged after she allegedly stabbed a teacher at a NSW school on Tuesday morning. 

David Zyngier

David Zyngier

Public Schools Actually Outperform Private Schools, And With Less Money

6 min read

It’s often claimed private schools outperform public schools.

World

World

A Look At The Columbine High School Massacre, 20 Years On

7 min read

On April 20, 1999 two teenagers entered their U.S. high school armed with shotguns, pistols and explosives, firing at their classmates and teachers.

National

National

What Age Should Your Kids Start School? It's Complicated

5 min read

A new study of more than 100,00 Australian children has investigated how the starting age for school affects kids' development and suggests that starting later could lead to better development in the first year of school.

Good News

Good News

Teacher's 'Mental Health Checklist' For Students Goes Viral

2 min read

A special education teacher whose 'mental health check in' list went viral has made the list downloadable for free online.

World

World

Ten-Year-Old Girl Dies After Classroom Fight

1 min read

A South Carolina fifth grader has died two days after getting into fight that required her to be airlifted from school to the hospital, according to the school district.

Movies

Movies

A High School Staged A Play Of 'Alien' And Went Viral

2 min read

A school drama club decided to put on a stage version of Ridley Scott's 'Alien', and it has blown up the internet.

James Norman

James Norman

We Have Failed Aussie School Kids And Today They Will Teach Us A Lesson

6 min read

I've worked in the environment movement for more than two decades.

Politics

Politics

This Is Why Everyone Is Mad About The Climate Strike School Kids

5 min read

Thousands of children will walk out of school in protest for action on climate change -- and lots of people are unhappy about it.

World

World

Boy, 8, Banned From Going To Toilet During Class, Made To Urinate In Bin

2 min read

An eight-year-old's mother claims her son was forced to sit in his own urine-soaked clothing and wear two plastic garbage bags after a teacher refused to allow him to use the bathroom.

News

News

Toilet Paper 'Shortage' At School Worries Parents

1 min read

Children at Oran Park Primary School are "holding it in" and avoiding going to the toilet due to "filthy" bathrooms and an alleged school-wide toilet paper shortage.

Tech

Tech

Primary School Students Will Be Taught PR To Protect Their Online Reputations

3 min read

Australian students are getting a crash course in public relations -- so what they post online now, won't sting them later.

National

National

Teachers Get Restraining Orders Against Violent, Abusive Parents

2 min read

School teachers and principals are increasingly seeking restraining orders to manage physical and verbal abuse from irate parents.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Funeral Companies Sue Pastor After He 'Resurrected' A Dead Man

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

World

World

Brenda Ann Spencer: The Original School Killer Could Be Set Free

3 min read

The woman thought to have inspired many of America's school shootings is eligible for parole this year, but some don't want Brenda Ann Spencer freed at all. 

National

National

How Do We Stop Cyber-Bullying In Our Schools?

3 min read

Cyber-bullying has once again reared its ugly head, and it's a problem nobody seems to be able to stop.

Updated

Updated

Primary School In Lockdown After Alleged Threat, Police On Scene

1 min read

A primary school in the Gold Coast is reportedly in lockdown after receiving a threat.

World

World

France Has Banned The Words 'Mother' And 'Father' On Official School Forms

2 min read

The seemingly innocent words have been banned on school documents nationwide and replaced with "parent 1" and "parent 2".

World

World

Greta Thunberg: The Swedish Schoolkid Who Went On Strike And Sparked A Global Movement

2 min read

Sweden had its hottest summer on record in 2018 and that struck a chord with Greta Thunberg.

National

National

Shocking Video Shows Teenage Girls Telling Classmate To Kill Herself

2 min read

A video of two girls severely bullying a classmate and encouraging her to kill herself is circulating on social media.

Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Why We Should (Carefully) Consider Paying Kids To Learn

5 min read

Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen a decline in the performance of Australian school students on international tests.

News

News

A School Is Searching Students' Bags And Confiscating Treats

1 min read

Teachers are carrying out random bag checks at school gates in a bid to stop students smuggling in sugar-filled contraband.

National

National

Search Called Off For Infant Boy Reported Missing From Sydney School

1 min read

Reports of a young boy missing from a school may have been a false alarm.

News

News

Hundreds Of Parents Back Principal Who Dragged Student By The Arm

2 min read

More than 700 parents have signed a petition calling for a Melbourne principal to be reinstated after a video emerged of him dragging a primary school-aged pupil along the ground.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Charges Cheating Ex $180 To Talk To Her

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Love My Kids But Thank God The School Holidays Are Over

5 min read

On the last day of school holidays, morning sun smashes through my window.

News

News

'Putting Your Kids First' With Private Education Is Smashing Hip Pockets

4 min read

When Scott Nailon's first son was on the way, he and his wife  -- like many parents -- had some important decisions to make.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teacher Who Had Sex With Student Banned For Life

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.