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Normal People has been adapted for the BBC. It follows the love story of Connell and Marianne as they navigate love, class and the tricky journey into adulthood. BBC/Element Pictures/Hulu

Five coming-of-age novels where class and love collide

Books where loving someone from the other side of the tracks is about better understanding ourselves and the world we live in.
Phonics emphasizes the sounds letters and groups of letters make. Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com

There’s more than one good way to teach kids how to read

Two literacy scholars share their concerns about growing pressure on educators to emphasize phonics to teach reading. In their view, critiques of other methods often rest on a false premise.
Children who love being read to are more likely to find learning to read easier. from shutterstock.com

5 reasons I always get children picture books for Christmas

Books improve kids' vocabulary, challenge gender stereotypes, teach maths and science concepts and help foster the imagination. Here are some suggestions of picture books that do all these things.
More recently, the study of reading has turned to examine the social and emotional benefits of storybook reading. (Shutterstock)

Start a tradition of choosing picture books to share with children in your life

The benefits from shared storybook reading do not depend on whether books are bought, borrowed or new or used. Some suggested read-aloud books for children aged about kindergarten to Grade 2.
PISA results come out every three years, and there’s always a big hoo-ha about it. from shutterstock.com

The PISA world education test results are about to drop. Is Australia getting worse?

Every three years, the OECD releases its Programme for International Student Assessment results. Last time, Australia's education system was doing much worse than some other countries. Has it changed?

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