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The interruption to young children’s learning is happening precisely at a time when developmental gains matter most. (Shutterstock)

Coronavirus school closures could widen inequities for our youngest students

Remote contact with families in the coronavirus emergency is critical, but learning on a screen is not how young children will gain the foundational and developmental skills they need.
It seems safe to assume One Nation and Greens voters might have differing views on climate change. But can they change their minds in the face of new evidence? Mick Tsikas / AAP

We asked people to do climate change maths. Their answers depended on their politics

We asked 252 Australian Greens party supporters and 252 One Nation party supporters to do some simple maths. Their answers changed when we told them it was climate change data.
Trends in education suggest an increased focus on the assessment and teaching of thinking skills in the future. Shutterstock

How NAPLAN could assess creativity and critical thinking

To assess problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills on NAPLAN would fit with broader movements in education internationally, but there are some questions to address first.

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