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Why this childcare centre gets kids to sleep outside

A childcare centre in Perth has adopted an "outdoor sleeping policy" after it found that children who slept outside were less likely to get sick.

School bans girls and boys playing together at breaks

A co-ed Catholic primary school has come under fire from parents after introducing a "no socialising" rule between the students of the opposite sex, news.com.au reports.

Opinion: Chris Whelan – recognising the value of our international students

Universities New Zealand executive director CHRIS WHELAN says New Zealand has some way to go in better communicating the benefits of international students to our economy and our society.
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Are our school leavers Asia-ready?

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has released the results of its 2016 school leavers survey ‘Losing Momentum – School Leavers’ Asia Engagement’, which looked at the Asia-readiness of our year 12 and 13 students....

‘Boys in skirts’ win battle to wear shorts to school in summer

The 'boys in skirts' protesters have won their battle to wear shorts at school during the summer in order to beat the heat.

Turkey to stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools

Turkey will stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools, deeming it controversial and difficult to understand, a senior education official says.

UK schoolboys wear skirts in protest over no-shorts rule during heatwave

Schoolboys have turned up for class dressed in skirts in protest over a no-shorts uniform policy, despite the heatwave.

How old is too old to teach overseas?

KATE RUSSELL looks at how New Zealand and Australian teachers aged over 50 are faring in finding work abroad.

College old girl heads Canadian union

Stephanie Smith, a former student of Whanganui Girls' College has been re-elected president of the British Columbia Government Employees Union.

NZ universities climb in world rankings – Waikato University jumps more than 100 places

By Simon Collins New Zealand universities are climbing up the world rankings as academics focus more on world-leading research. Five of the country's eight universities have risen in the latest QS rankings. Waikato University is the...
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