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Student Stabbed, School Locked Down After Knife Fight In Brisbane

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A student has been stabbed and another is in police custody after a Brisbane school yard fight escalated forcing the school into lock down on Thursday.

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World

Aussie Student Reportedly Arrested And Missing In North Korea

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An Australian man has gone missing in North Korea.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro

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

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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.

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

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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.

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National

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

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

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Good News

Stranded Students Saved After Airline Provides Private Plane

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A class of fifth grade students almost had their dreams of an interstate excursion dashed -- before Delta Airlines stepped in.

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Mother Charged After Confronting Child's School Bullies

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Jamie Louise Rathburn stormed a South Carolina school during morning drop-off to confront several third-graders.

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Good News

Billionaire Promises To Pay Off Entire Graduating Class' Student Loans

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A billionaire tech investor has pledged to pay off the student debt for an entire graduating class of a U.S. university, leaving students stunned.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

'Neighbours' Writer Says Australians Have Lost The Knack Of Being Good Neighbours

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For a quarter of a century, Wayne Doyle was a writer for 'Neighbours', the quintessential window into middle Australia.

World

World

Bus Full Of School Kids Hijacked, Set On Fire

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A bus full of schoolchildren was hijacked and set on fire by its own driver on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean.

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National

Climate Strike: Some Of The Best Moments In Pictures

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Thousands of Australian students have defied calls to stay at school and are demanding action on climate change. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Police Switch $4.8 Mill Painting For A Fake To Nab Thieves

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

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Toilet Paper 'Shortage' At School Worries Parents

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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.

Mehreen Faruqi

Mehreen Faruqi

Why We Need To Make Uni And TAFE Free Again

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Study, assignments, parties, and new friends await tens of thousands of students starting uni and TAFE this month. So does an enormous debt.

Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Why We Should (Carefully) Consider Paying Kids To Learn

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

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World

Teacher Arrested And Charged For Helping Sick Student

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A school superintendent was arrested last week for insurance fraud, identity deception and official misconduct. But Casey Smitherman said she believed she was doing the right thing at the time.

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National

'Astounding': NSW Students Sent HSC Certificates With The Wrong Date

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The NSW Government has apologised after high school graduates were sent HSC certificates with the wrong date.

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Are Parents Responsible For Their Child's Bullying?

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Cyberbullying peaks when students are on summer break, but parents are leaving teachers to deal with the fallout when the school year resumes, educators and experts say.

World

World

Teacher Cut Student's Hair While Singing National Anthem

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A high school science teacher has been arrested for forcibly cutting a student's hair while singing the US national anthem.

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National

ADHD Diagnosis More Likely For Younger Children In Classroom: Report

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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

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There is nothing I hold so dear as religious freedom.

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

Going Hungry For A Degree: Meet The 20-Year-Old Who Survives On Pasta And Potatoes

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"I have a bunch of hacks that help me get fed here at university" -- for Gaby this includes a largely carbohydrate diet and hunting for free food in order to pay rent.

Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

Is ScoMo A PM For ALL Australians Or Just Straight Ones?

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In 2015 I reached out to young LGBTI Australians to hear about their experiences of discrimination in private religious schools, while consulting on a bill to prevent students from being expelled from school for being gay.

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National

The 'Perfect Storm' Of Mistakes Students Make When Studying

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Weeks out from sitting their final exams, now is the time Year 12 students across the country may find themselves incessantly reaching for the chocolate.

National

National

Terror Charge: Uni Student On Working Visa Arrested

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A university worker allegedly handed the student's notebook in to authorities, which detailed plans to target multiple "symbolic" Sydney locations.

Daniel Steele

Daniel Steele

Why NAPLAN Ticks The Boxes For Students And Teachers

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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.

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Changes To HECS Repayments And Loans Set To Hit Uni Students

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As a result of the changes the Government has been accused of making some degrees available only to the elite.