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Loren Smith from Early Learning Review, news editor Patrick Avenell and James Wells from Education Review and Campus Review.

Talking Eds, Episode 5: The Con’s urban Odyssey, pre-election childcare policies, medication for kids

This week on Talking Eds, I am joined by Campus Review and Education Review editor James Wells and Early Learning Review editor Loren Smith to chat about four interesting stories that made the news this week.

Updating Shakespeare for the kids was all the rage a generation back, with Romeo + Juliet, 10 Things I Hate About You, Romeo Must Die and The Lion King finding new audiences for old texts. Now we have a class of talented musicians reinventing The Odyssey as urban performance art. We chat about this story and play out the track Suitors from the new production.

Then, in Part 2, Loren reviews the early childhood policy forum that took place in Adelaide ahead of the federal election. Loren reports that the issue, despite being of utmost importance to many parents, carers and educators, isn’t receiving commensurate policy focus from some of the major players.

Part 3 sees a discussion on two recent studies that hit the news this week. The first involves the longterm effect of common medication for children living with ADHD, OCD and/or autism. The second is to do with a potential solution to the dreaded peanut allergy.

We hope you enjoy the episode and please get in touch with any feedback or ideas.

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