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Reports that Treasurer Joe Hockey has refused to back down on plans to strip $4 billion from school and hospital funding in the May budget will do little to repair relations between the States and the Commonwealth, writes Andrew Lynch.

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NAPLAN is a high-stakes test - schools are held publicly accountable for its results - and high-stakes tests are known to lead to unethical, unscrupulous, and sometimes corrupt behaviour, writes Leila Morsy.

GERRIC workshop

Thousands more gifted students are now able to jump a class, thanks to a landmark book on accelerated learning.

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A unique program that equips teachers to better help young people with mental health issues will be rolled out to high schools across Australia, thanks to the Black Dog Institute and nib foundation.

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