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The storm over school funding continues, and at its centre, how best to decide who pays. from www.shutterstock.com

Explaining Australia’s school funding debate: what’s at stake

Estimating parents' capacity to contribute to their children's schooling is both vital and politically sensitive. Schools with well-off parents get much less funding from government.
Math in yarn. Carthage College

Why I teach math through knitting

In this professor's class, there are no calculators. Instead, students learn advanced math by talking, drawing pictures, playing with beach balls – and knitting.
Encourage children to think about where they are in space: if they’re looking at a map of the zoo, ask them where they are in relation to the kangaroos or lions. Shutterstock

Five things parents can do every day to help develop STEM skills from a young age

Early STEM skills are as important as early literacy skills. Parents can help their preschoolers develop STEM skills by working these simple techniques into everyday activities.
Internet safety in early childhood is a new area of research because, until now, children as young as four weren’t able to easily access the internet. Shutterstock

What to teach your preschooler about internet safety

Touchscreen technologies have made it easy for children as young as four to go online. Here are some things to teach them about how to be safe on the internet.
Non-compliance at mealtimes can be stressful for parents. However, research shows that independence at mealtimes is completely appropriate for children as they learn to discriminate based on newly recognized qualities of foods such as taste, texture, presentation and familiarity. (Shutterstock)

Is your child a picky eater? Five ways to fun and healthy mealtimes

A picky eater need not ruin dinner and drive parents crazy. Two nutrition experts offer simple strategies for happier and healthier family mealtimes.

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