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Our experts take a closer look at what’s in store for the country in five key policy areas: health, tax, education, infrastructure and the environment. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

Key challenges for the re-elected Coalition government: our experts respond

Now that the Coalition has won the federal election, how will it meet its campaign promises on taxes, the environment, education, health and infrastructure?
Thurgood Marshall outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 1958. Marshall, the head of the NAACP’s legal arm who argued part of the case, went on to become the Supreme Court’s first African-American justice. AP

The Brown v. Board of Education case didn’t start how you think it did

While the Brown vs. Board of Education case is often celebrated for ordering school desegregation, history shows many black people in the city where the case began opposed integrated schools.
Yoga classes are becoming more prevalent in America’s schools. Africa Studio / www.shutterstock.com

Are yoga and mindfulness in schools religious?

Yoga and mindfulness are becoming more prevalent in America's public schools. But are they subtly promoting religion? A scholar who has served as an expert witness in several yoga cases weighs in.
Are South Africa’s biggest political parties offering anything new to inject much-needed life into the ailing education system? flickr/ GovernmentZA

South Africa’s main parties all have plans for education. What’s missing?

Here's what researchers found when they assessed the election manifestos of South Africa's three biggest political parties' and what they say about education.
Students listen to their teacher, Shuma Das, at the Sahabatpur Daspara Ananda school in Sahabatpur village, Bangladesh in 2016. Dominic Chavez/World Bank

What other countries can teach the US about raising teacher pay

Research from around the world shows that boosting teacher pay can lead to better student learning, but only if it's accompanied by other things.
LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. Phil Long/AP

Why LeBron James’ I Promise School should be more like LeBron and not shy away from issues of race

In order to be successful, the I Promise Academy needs to confront issues of race – much like LeBron James himself, who launched the school amid great fanfare in 2018, an education scholar argues.
Students are far more understanding of their religious peers if they attend classes about religious diversity. from shutterstock.com

Want a safer world for your children? Teach them about diverse religions and worldviews

Australian society is made up of people from different backgrounds and faiths. Teaching school children about religious diversity and traditions makes them more tolerant of religious minorities.
Interdisciplinary programs can help to address Canada’s data deficit gap. Shutterstock

The art and science of analyzing Big Data

Canada's data deficit represents an absence of information; however, just as crucial is the deficit in the skills required to analyze collected data.

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