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Designing schools to accommodate students with disabilities is a complicated task and needs a lot more research than what is out there. from shutterstock.com

Students with disabilities need inclusive buildings. We can learn from what’s already working

Every school in Australia must be built with the varying needs of students with disabilities in mind. This is a worthy goal but achieving it is complicated. Looking at some examples can help.
Australia’s disability royal commission looked focused on the education system this week. Cameron Laird

Are flexible learning options giving schools a convenient way out of taking responsibility for ‘difficult’ students?

Thousands of Australian students are disengaged from school and leave early. Governments have provided alternative learning options for these students, but are these having unintended consequences?
A low sense of belonging is associated with negative behaviours including misbehaviour, drug and alcohol use at school, violence and dropping out of school. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

Teachers play a key role in helping students feel they ‘belong’ at school

When students feel accepted and respected by their teachers and peers, they will actively engage in academic and non-academic activities.

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