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Tongues untied: bilingual basics for teachers

Are your preschoolers mixing their English Ps and French Qs? Read on, because, when it comes to young, bilingual kids, both parents and teachers have important roles to play, said Mark Antoniou of the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development ...

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Mums school children on meat: study

Children are learning what ‘farm to table’ means at a young age. A University of Adelaide study has revealed parents are generally teaching their kids about the source of meat before they start school. “There’s a perception that it’s easier ...

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Indigenous early education gap remains wide

Indigenous children continue to have an educationally poorer start in life. The federal government’s 2016 Closing the Gap report revealed the target early education enrolment rate for Indigenous childhood fell considerably short. On average, based on 2013 data, only about ...

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Unified mental health program for children in works

The federal government plans to consolidate mental health programs for children. The government made the announcement in its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. The program will lead to a “single, integrated, end-to-end, school-based mental health ...

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