Starting a new school can be stressful. But as a parent, you can help.
School can always be stressful, but starting high school for the first time comes with its own fears and anxieties. Here's some simple advice for parents to help their freshmen navigate the new year.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
The role of parents and carers in high school students’ learning and achievement is critical.
There are four key styles to parenting high school students, and parents will likely need to move between two of them as their children grow up.
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If it came down to buying a trip or a keepsake, which should you choose?
The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" presents rape as an aggressive act, working hand in hand with the powers that be and permeating a school’s entire culture.
Will NSW physics students learn what these lines represent?
NSW's proposed new rigorous physics syllabus refocuses on the fundamentals, but it'll require investment in teaching skills so all students can benefit from it.
Asia literacy became official government policy in 2008.
17% of the Australian population is now of various Asian backgrounds. School curriculum around Asia-Australia relations needs updating to reflect demograpic changes.
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
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The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
On average year 3 girls perform higher than boys in reading, writing, grammar and punctuation, and spelling.
The latest round of NAPLAN results show Australia's school systems are not good at reducing the influence of a student's background on their academic achievement.
60% of high school students in Singapore receive private tuition.
The role of private tuition plays a part in the overall success of students in Singapore, with around 80% of primary-school children having at least three hours of private tuition a week.
As exam season rolls around, many students are wondering what causes the dreaded mind blank.
Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.
Vocational education plays a role in providing opportunities for low-achieving school students to engage further in study and get a job.
Vocational Education and Training helps low school achievers up skill and avoid disadvantage in the workplace.
The high-school prom has been assimilated into British culture – but how far do ours deviate from the iconic American tradition?
The 1992 class photo from Morse High School in San Diego, California.
Evolutionary psychology could explain why the memories and friendships formed during these years seem more vivid, potent and meaningful than those from any other stage of life.
What’s the evidence on a gap year?
Many students are in the process of deciding whether to take a gap year -- a year between high school and starting college. What does evidence tell us about taking a gap year?
The Safe Schools Coalition aims to help students deal with a broad range of sexual identities.
Safe Schools Coalition has been the focus of hot debate, but there is little evidence to support the anxieties around its mission.
How can we keep students engaged at school?
Around one in five Australian school students are disengaged, leading to disruptive behaviours in class and students dropping out.
Some students struggle with reading and need to be taught in different ways.
Around a fifth of children aged five to 16 will experience reading difficulties. Schools need clear guidelines on how to choose the best literacy programs for their students.
The focus on teaching anything about Australian languages in our universities has declined over the past decade.
From 2016, students will be able to study Aboriginal languages in high schools in New South Wales – but a clause in the design of the course means grades will not contribute towards ATARs.
What impact does moving schools have on teens?
Many families move over the course of their children’s lifetimes for a multitude of reasons. But what is the impact on the education of children when their families move?