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Making college matter

Two simple yet powerful things students can do to ensure that they have a transformative undergraduate experience, no matter where they go to college.
Education policy should focus on making sure that every student makes great progress, rather than accountability for test scores or teacher performance pay. from www.shutterstock.com

Three schools reforms that will lift student outcomes

Focusing on progress – not just achievement – and investing in improving teaching practice will help to lift slipping standards in Australian schools.
How helpful is it for teachers to know how many times students have uploaded files, tweeted or participated in chat rooms? from www.shutterstock.com

Data collected about student behaviour doesn’t help improve teaching or learning

Schools and universities pump lots of time and money into collecting data on learning analytics, but there is no research to show that such data actually helps to improve learning outcomes.
Children’s learning improves across all areas when they get the chance to make and appreciate art. Shutterstock

Why taking art education seriously could boost learning

Art education is an important vehicle for all sorts of learning and knowledge acquisition. Teachers must be taught not to view it as a "second class" subject.
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Debunking common myths about raising bilingual children

Parents shouldn't be concerned if their bilingual child is slower to develop their vocabularly, because in most cases this is just a temporary lag.
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How to keep kids reading over the Christmas break

Children who fail to read regularly during long breaks from school will often see their reading ability drop. Here's how to keep kids engaged in reading.

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