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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.

Crime

Crime

Former School Teacher Molested Students At Opportunistic Times

1 min read

Vincent Reynolds, a former Ballarat school teacher is due to be sentenced by a Melbourne court on dozens of child sexual abuse charges.

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.

National

National

Mobile Phones To Be Banned At All Victorian State Schools

1 min read

From the first bell of the day until the last, students in Victorian state schools will be unable to use their mobile phones beginning next year.

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.

National

National

Labor Calls For Teaching Degrees To Only Take Top 30 Percent Of Students

2 min read

Labor says it's imperative the standards for entering teaching degrees from high school are raised.

World

World

Student With 'Nothing To Give' Has Surprise For Teacher

1 min read

Washington State elementary school teacher Rachel Uretsky-Pratt received an extra special gift from one of her students this year -- and it definitely puts life in perspective.

World

World

High School Referee Demands Wrestler Cut Off Dreadlocks Or Forfeit Match

1 min read

Alan Maloney -- who allegedly used a racial slur against a fellow umpire in the past -- forced a New Jersey high school wrestling star to chop off his hair or sit out the match.

News

News

Teenager Injured While Burning HSC Study Notes

1 min read

A teenager has been flown to hospital with multiple burns after setting fire to piles of HSC study notes. 

World

World

School Students 'Traumatised' After Investigating Classroom 'Murder'

1 min read

Parents of primary school students are angry after their children were made to investigate an 'elf murder' as part of a classroom activity. 

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

Expectation Vs Reality: The Joy Of Your Kid's End Of Year School Concert

3 min read

You know that sweet Christmas concert scene in Love Actually?

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

To ScoMo's Party, Even School Kids Are The Enemy When It Comes To Climate Change

5 min read

Of the squillion words to have been published about the disintegration of the Liberal Party since the catastrophe in Victoria, these are the ones I’ve found most telling.

National

National

Solomon, Matilda And Rose Don't Want A 'Destroyed Future'

3 min read

It's a Wednesday, just before lunchtime, and Solomon, Rose and Matilda would normally be in the classroom right now.

National

National

Has The World Gone Mad Banning Monkey Bars?

3 min read

The debate surrounding one of Australia's most cherished playground traditions is heating up.

National

National

'Learn To Be In The Moment': Why Schools Are Banning Mobile Phones

2 min read

Schools are increasingly getting on board with mobile phone bans, as they grapple with a generation of kids who do not know life without them.

Hannah Clarke

Hannah Clarke

I’m A Teacher And This Is Why I’ll Be Walking Off The Job For Refugees

5 min read

In my class I have a new student, a-six-year-old boy who has spent the last five years in Australia’s refugee camp on Nauru.

World

World

Five-Year-Old Boy Applies For School With 15-Page Resume

2 min read

He may be just five-years-old, but this boy has already achieved more than most of us will in a lifetime.

National

National

Melbourne Cafe Blindsided By Negative Reviews After Year 12 Exam Question

2 min read

Dozens of students have flooded the social media pages of a local cafe with bad reviews.

Tech

Tech

Do We Need To Learn Other Languages When Tech Can Do The Work For Us?

3 min read

As technologists get closer to a product that can translate conversations in real-time, ten daily examines just how much could be lost in translation.

Good News

Good News

Kindy Kids Learn To Sign 'Happy Birthday' For School's Hard Of Hearing Custodian

1 min read

The song was caught on video -- and so was the man's heartwarming reaction.

Updated

Updated

Multiple People Stabbed With Syringe In High School 'Prank'

1 min read

Eight people have been injured in a syringe stabbing at a Sydney high school.

National

National

Words Of Wisdom To Year 12 Students, From Former Grads Who Are Thriving

3 min read

When William Clifton-Andrews was in the thick of his HSC, life was happening outside the exam room. 

National

National

ADHD Diagnosis More Likely For Younger Children In Classroom: Report

2 min read

Researchers have warned of the dangers of labelling after an international study found the youngest children in classrooms are more likely to be 'diagnosed' with ADHD.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Praise Be The Ban Of Gay Students From Religious Schools

5 min read

There is nothing I hold so dear as religious freedom.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Opera House Protest And Labor To Increase Public School Funding

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Views

Views

Why I Broke My Daughter's Arm

3 min read

Before you reach for your phone to call child protection services, give me a moment to explain.

Good News

Good News

Schools Are Opening Their Playgrounds These Holidays

6 min read

A record 183 government schools across NSW will open up their playgrounds, ovals, and sports courts to their local communities to use these school holidays.

Good News

Good News

This Aussie School is Giving Cars To Refugees

2 min read

While most students dread assignments, Shaun Halden's automotive technology class can't wait to get into their major project.

National

National

Year 5 Student Attempted Suicide Over NAPLAN Test Stress, Principal Says

2 min read

A year 5 student walked out of his NAPLAN test and attempted suicide, his school principal says.

National

National

Students Experiencing 'Worrying' Levels Of Stress

3 min read

Walking into senior school, Liam Maher had a pretty clear expectation of where he saw himself at the end of Year 12. 

Exclusive

Exclusive

The Phone Call Every Parent Dreads

2 min read

Parents fight back tears as they tell of their nightmare journey back from a holiday, not knowing if their son would live or die.

National

National

School Kicks Uber Eats Off The Playground, Literally

2 min read

An Australian school has been forced to crack down on kids ordering Uber Eats directly to the school.

National

National

'Unhealthy' Lunchbox: Why Was This Mother Shamed?

2 min read

The school deemed the food 'unhealthy' and would not let her child eat it.

National

National

School Suspension Linked To Problems Later In Life

3 min read

Young students are often being suspended for "disruptive" rather than extreme behaviours, according to new research.

World

World

US School Reinstating Paddling To Punish Students

2 min read

"In this school, we take discipline very seriously."

National

National

Staff Used Epipen After Student Was Punched

2 min read

Emergency crews found the boy had "flat-lined".

News

News

School Officer Tasers Sleeping Student To Wake Him Up

1 min read

Yep. You read that correctly.

Politics

Politics

Turnbull Was Days From Fixing Schools Funding Mess Before Being Axed

2 min read

"What we're seeing is the government leaking on itself"

Daniel Steele

Daniel Steele

Why NAPLAN Ticks The Boxes For Students And Teachers

5 min read

It’s around this point of the year that discussions around NAPLAN, the problem with our education system and the sufferances of teachers come to light.

Tech

Tech

These Robots Are Helping Sick Kids Stay In School

2 min read

More than 6000 children in Australia miss out on school due to illness or injury.

Fleur Morrison

Fleur Morrison

The Busy Parents’ Guide To Book Week

6 min read

This is a community service announcement for parents of children in primary school: Children’s Book Week is just a few days away.

Views

Views

I’m So Glad Social Media Didn’t Exist When I Was A Teen

4 min read

If social media had been around in the '80s all the dumb things I did in my youth would be alive and kicking today.

Good News

Good News

School Makes Huge On-Field Heart For Injured Student

2 min read

Classmates' remarkable message of support for friend injured in rugby tackle.

Views

Views

It's Way Too Easy For Hackers To Watch Your Kids Online At School

3 min read

As a parent, it scares me to think that someone might be watching my kids at school. Waiting. Scanning. 

Good News

Good News

Schoolkids Build Solar Lights For Overseas Students

1 min read

"I’m very privileged that I get to give them a solar light and make a big difference in their world"

News

News

Wearing The Pants: State Amends NSW School Uniform Policy

1 min read

Girls attending public schools across NSW will have the option to wear pants or shorts instead of skirts to school under new plans announced today by the State Government.

Good News

Good News

Mum Leaps Into Action When Daughter Freezes On Stage

1 min read

A heartwarming moment went viral after a 10-year-old girl became frozen with stage fright at her school talent show.

Crime

Crime

Primary School Teacher Charged With Assault

1 min read

Police say they arrested the woman after speaking to students and staff at a primary school in Sydney's south-west.

National

National

Teenager Fighting For Life After School Camp Accident

1 min read

A Year 9 student suffered critical injuries after getting entangled in a ropes course during a school camp.

World

World

Texas School Shooter 'Non-Emotional', Says Lawyer, As Motive Sought

2 min read

Family of 17-year-old alleged gunman say they are 'as shocked as anyone else'.

World

World

Santa Fe Students Had Recent Active Shooter Drill

1 min read

'Get In The Corner, We've Done This Before.'

News

News

Reports Of Second Shooting, Near U.S. School

1 min read

Reports of a shooting near a U.S. high school in Georgia.

National

National

Exclusive: School Sold Off Amid Avalanche Of Enrolments

2 min read

The 60-year-old building will be knocked down and rezoned into apartment blocks.