education

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The US state of Michigan is in the grip of a lead poisoning crisis that may be felt for decades, and Australia should be taking note, writes Leila Morsy.

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UNSW psychology graduate and former ASPIRE ambassador Ayesha Nazir is heading to Pakistan to fulfil her passion to help disadvantaged children, particularly girls, gain access to education.

Courtney

For aspiring teacher Courtney Thompson, UNSW’s Australia-first partnership with a local high school has been instrumental in shaping her career.

Matraville Sports High School

​​UNSW has joined forces with Matraville Sports High School in a unique partnership that creates Australia’s first high school-based university presence aimed at tackling academic and social disadvantage.

Children learning

The key to avoiding silly mistakes is practising to the point where procedures become automatic, writes Greg Ashman.

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Teenagers who smoke cannabis at least once a week are less likely to finish school, enrol in university or obtain a degree, according to UNSW research that challenges notions the drug is less harmful than alcohol. 

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Australian children have revealed in a series of videos the impact of having a close relative diagnosed with dementia, in a bid to help other children better understand the condition.

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While more school autonomy has its merits, there is no evidence to suggest it lifts a school’s performance, writes Scott Eacott.

climate adaptability

Understanding what motivates us to be adaptable in the face of a challenge will be critical to the human response to climate change, UNSW research suggests.

Law student

Students with large education debts may not be willing to work in government or not-for-profit sectors without additional support, write Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon.

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