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Come school holidays, your school-aged kids are more likely to spend longer on their screens than they do in term time. Here’s how to get them outside and active, with a bit of planning. from www.shutterstock.com

4 ways to get your kids off the couch these summer holidays

The average Australian school kid spends more time watching TV or gaming and less time being active over their summer holidays. Could more chores be the answer?
California is implementing universal screenings for childhood trauma. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com

How universal childhood trauma screenings could backfire

Universal screenings for childhood trauma, like the ones being implemented for California students, may cause more harm than good, a scholar argues.
It’s estimated up to 50% of teachers leave the profession within five years of graduating. Shutterstock/VCoscaron

Fewer casual positions and less out-of-hours work could help retain early career teachers

If we don’t find ways to keep new teachers in schools then we face a teacher shortage, larger class sizes and more people teaching outside their field of expertise.

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