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Govt grants for community schools to promote dual language skills

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  The Morrison Government has announced a $10 million community language grants program to increase opportunities for young Australians to learn another language. With a base...
university hazing

Brutal rituals of hazing won’t go away — and unis are increasingly likely to...

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  Students enter university as young adults embarking on a new life. Hazing rituals are meant to be a lighthearted initiation into university life that...
Melinda Parker singing with pre-primary kids at Gyanankur

Aussie social worker struggles to keep Pune school afloat

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As an 8-year-old, Melinda Parker read Ploughed Under by Amy Carmichael, a story that began her affair with India. "I read about a British single...

Lessons from the Shore muck-up day saga: Making men out of our boys

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Much has been stated in the popular press about the leaking of the Muck-Up day list written by some boys at Shore. The commentary...

10 University courses you’ve probably never heard of

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Most uni students slave over books for years in pursuit of lucrative careers, but then others leave the rest of us scratching our heads, writes FARZANA AHMAD

Why students find it hard to write

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Why students will not write and what we can do about it There has been much made about falling writing standards in recent times. Numerous...

4 out of 5 international students are still in Australia – how we treat...

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COVID-19 has not stopped international education. As of August 24, 524,000 international students were living among us in Australian cities and communities. They represent...

Why we should consider reinstating NAPLAN this year

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This year’s cancelled NAPLAN tests should be immediately reinstated. If ever there was a year when we need to know about student learning, it...

How COVID may impact the future emotional lives of students

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  She said, “I have lost two friends… I was really close to one of them… but the teachers told us to focus as we...

We know by Year 11 what mark students will get in Year 12. Do...

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By the end of Year 11 we know almost exactly how well New South Wales students will perform on the state’s senior school exams....

Why Indian American spelling bee success is more than just an endearing story

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Over the past 20 years, Indian Americans have come to dominate the Scripps National Spelling Bee even though they comprise only about 1% of the U.S. population. The bee...

Visa changes for international students

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The Federal Govt has announced five visa changes that will ensure international students are not worse off due to the coronavirus pandemic and that...

Trump administration drops online-only mandate for intl students

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In a victory for universities and foreign students, President Donald Trump's administration has dropped its order to deny visa status to those taking only...
amrit sethi

Fighting climate change, one cell at a time

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There’s a reason why a wave of climate strikes took over the globe in 2019: climate change is a burning issue (no pun intended)...
Harvard, MIT file case to stop student visas restriction

Harvard, MIT file case to stop student visas restriction

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Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump administration's decision to ban foreign students taking...
online semester

COVID-19: How online semesters have affected uni offer acceptances

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In the last decade, the US, UK, and Australia have been coveted education hubs for Indian students. Not only have they offered great study...

A new global podcast featuring children’s short stories

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A new global podcast featuring children’s short stories narrated by a renowned cast of leading actors and influencers, aims to take families on an adventure that...
literacy and numeracy

We need a billion-dollar educational stimulus, not just an economic stimulus

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We sit at the threshold of choice. The crucial question is: what sort of country do we want to create, emerging from a period of...
nutrition rich food

Nutrition rich food for little ones

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Nutrition is a key actor in your little child's development, whether physical or cognitive, and can complement contributions from genetic and environmental - physical and psychosocial - factors. A balanced nutrition comprising carbohydrates, proteins and fat along with...

Six reasons why high school students should never return to school full-time

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High school students should only go to school for four days per week. They should spend one day a week using well-crafted blended learning....

How CommBank stock holds up, in the eyes of student financial analysts

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This year, the University of Sydney Business School were declared the winners of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, an annual competition featuring more than 6,000 students around...
Post the pandemic, here’s how international students agendas have shifted regarding studies and career plans.

COVID-19: International students look ahead

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With rampant job losses across the board along with Australian universities moving to online semesters, many international students have been adversely affected in the...

Kerala students win nationwide online hackathon for ‘virtual classroom’

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Created by students of the Government College of Engineering in Kannur, Kerala, a ‘virtual classroom’ to make online learning easier has won first place...

COVID19: Do international students regret not going back home?

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With swift travel bans implemented across the globe in March, many international students had to scramble to make travel arrangements. A lot of students were unable...
exercises for kids

Three exercises to keep children on their toes

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The best advice for a kids' activity? Train their brains by improving neuromuscular coordination with different exercises. Self isolating is a great opportunity for...

Learning continues online: Facebook launches resources for educators

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To ensure continuity in the process of learning amid the lockdown, Facebook has launched an online resource that will guide education communities on how...

Technology not hindering social skills of children today, studies show

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A new findings show that despite access to technology and its effect on intelligence children today are just as social skilled as the previous generation.
International students: Same tuition for an online semester

International students: Same tuition for an online semester

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In March, an online petition calling for the reduction of tuition fees for international students in Australia went viral. Addressed to Prime Minister Scott...

Social distancing: How are students in uni accommodations coping?

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For many students, living in university accommodation provides easy access to campus and its facilities along with a great social life. But with campuses shut due...

Working from home with little kids

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These days my three-and-a-half year-old is into ‘cooking’. I give her my ‘order’ from ‘the menu’ and small cups of real ingredients while I work. I...

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

CONCORDIA-UNIVERSITY

Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...

Cross Your Heart, Take My Name by Novoneel Chakraborty: A review

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  Cross Your Heart, Take My Name is a rare Indian book to explore the psychological impact of social media, especially Instagram. Garv Roy Gill and...
farmer protest india

Indian farmers continue protest for seventh day as diaspora joins in

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  As protests against three controversial agriculture laws gain momentum in India, many questions have been raised about the impact of these reforms. There’s growing...