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most government information on covid-19 is too hard for the average australian to understand

Most government information on COVID-19 is too hard for the average Australian to understand

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 Image: Shuttlestock Almost half of Australian adults struggle with reading. Similar levels of struggling readers are reported in the United Kingdom and United States. This does not mean all struggling readers are illiterate. It means they often struggle to...
5 reasons it’s safe for kids to go back to school

5 reasons it’s safe for kids to go back to school

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Picture: Shuttlestock In mid March, cases of COVID-19 – the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 – dramatically increased in Australia and the government responded with an effective public health strategy. People who could, shifted to working from home,...
if you can read this headline, you can read a novel. here’s how to ignore your phone and just do it

If you can read this headline, you can read a novel. Here’s how to...

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Fewer people are reading novels for pleasure than in the past.  from shutterstock.com Public anxiety about the capacity of digital-age children and young adults to read anything longer than a screen grab has come to feel...
building communities – schooling in the time of covid-19

Building Communities – Schooling in the Time of Covid-19

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A look at how people are coping with schooling and education in this global pandemic, and how it has affected students, parents and teachers around the world.  Carlie is a teacher aide at Brisbane Independent...
fee cuts for nursing and teaching but big hikes for law and humanities in package expanding university places

Fee cuts for nursing and teaching but big hikes for law and humanities in...

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Picture: Paul William/AAP The federal government will fund an extra 39,000 university places by 2023 in a package that will restructure the amounts students have to pay for courses to encourage them to “make more...
9 ways to help kick-start your child’s career

9 ways to help kick-start your child’s career

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Declining youth employment rates due to COVID-19 mean sound career advice has never been more important. But for parents, who are key career influencers, giving the right guidance can be daunting. Australian youth have been...
why comptia a+ certification is perfect for you?

Why CompTIA A+ Certification Is Perfect for You?

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Many professionals graduate from institutions of higher learning every year. However, sometimes a degree may not be enough to take you through the competitive job market in some industries such as IT. Here, only...
teach questions, not answers: science literacy is a crucial skill

Teach questions, not answers: science literacy is a crucial skill

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Image: Shuttlestock It seems today the mistrust of official health advice and spread of “alternative” treatments for COVID-19 are as frightening as the virus itself. How is it that so many people are ill-informed (and seemingly...
top students tips on how to write an artist resume

Top Students Tips on How to Write an Artist Resume

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A resume is the first step to landing your career job as an artist. It should be up-to-date and include every piece of information that will make you stand out. Also, tailor your art...
australia lifts to be among top ten countries in maths and science

Australia lifts to be among top ten countries in maths and science

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Image: Shuttlestock Results from the longest running large-scale international assessment of maths and science show Australia has significantly improved in Year 8 maths and science, and Year 4 science. More than 580,000 students from 64 countries participated...