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Australia wants to sell HSC, VCE to the world

I think it is unlikely that the idea of selling senior secondary products from Australia – the HSC and the VCE – in an attempt to rival the A-level is going to be a success. There are a lot of iss . . .

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Music education 'creates more well-rounded people'

From BBC news, Jazz star YolanDa Brown says pressure must be brought to bear on politicians to understand the social benefits of music education. This is not what has been happening in the UK. In March, the BPI s . . .

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More governments ban mobile phones in schools

Chalkface recently reported on growing efforts to fight cyber bullying at schools (Cyber bullying - An Ongoing Issue). France for example has banned mobile phones at all schools. The Australian state of . . .

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Nearly 80 per cent of Australian children fall short on exercise

Being an Australian I was very surprised by this about the lack of exercise facing Australian children. When I lived and worked in Australia as a teacher (around 20 years ago now) I would not of thought this probl . . .

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10 medical school application mistakes to avoid

Here is a very useful article published by US News — common missteps in medical school admissions: Not knowing how many applications are required Overestimating your competitiveness Applying too soon S . . .

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University applications could be after A-levels

It is interesting to consider whether it is better to have the university application process after the A-levels so that students have their actual grades when they apply, instead of only predicted grades. This is . . .

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Boxing helps teenagers with ADHD

The referenced BBC article gives an interesting report on how amateur boxing is being used to help students diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). It gives some direct feedback from s . . .

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Testing much? The pros and cons of exams in education

Here is a very interesting and thought provoking article on whether Hong Kong relies too much on exams. Comparisons are made with Singapore which has recently reduced the number of exams students need to sit. . . .

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