More evidence has come in and confirmed what the government has been saying for some time. Children do get infected much less than adults with COVID-19 and when they do, they hardly spread it.
The Australian government relies on the temporary graduate visa to attract international students. But these visa recipients are left helpless as they face a loss of financial security.
Students in year 12, as well as those who need foundational skills right before starting school, are among those the NSW government should prioritise during the staggered return to school.
With a threatening virus sweeping the world, research efforts across sectors have ground to a halt. But one thing is clear: the non-scientific community has never valued research more.
Parents are children's first and most influential educators. They can turn ordinary moments into important learning experiences.
There's more to learning than content. As long as kids maintain the essential literacy, numeracy and social skills, they will be well placed to pick up content they may have missed later.
Schools are online and many students may find this new learning environment challenging. But organising your time and taking effective notes can help students learn better.
People show decreased cognitive processing in high concern situations. Effective communication needs to respectfully address concerns, and build trust, otherwise information may be rejected.
Most attacks happen without a victim even realizing it. And you're not 'safe' just because your device is in sleep mode or hibernation.
The COVID-19 outbreak presents many opportunities for students to develop needed solutions to real-life problems, says a researcher overseeing school project to produce personal protective equipment.
Research shows teachers in US private and privileged public schools inflate grades due to pressure from students and parents. This could happen in Australia if we cancel year 12 exams.
How will the move to online study, and the disruption of routine, affect year 12 students' abilities to perform and, consequently, their grades? And what does this mean for university entry?
Instead of insisting on homeschooling primary-age kids, free play can help them learn and has benefits for physical and mental health.
The government can invest in a number of catch-up programs, including summer school and small group tuition, to help children who fall behind due to COVID-19.
Our research found that teacher assessments and exam scores match closely for maths, English and science.
Strict quarantine measures have been shown to be more effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 than closing schools.
Many households struggle when schools are closed.
With travel halted and universities and research institutions shutting down, scientists are having trouble keeping their research running. Here's why that matters outside the lab.
Teachers are at very low risk of being exposed to COVID-19. But schools need to support teachers who fall into high-risk groups – including those aged over 65 years and teachers with chronic illness.
If your child is staying at home for long periods due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are many ways you can help sustain their mental and physical well-being.