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Basketball Australia and NBA launch Global Academy at Australian Institute of Sport

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Basketball Australia and NBA launch Global Academy at Australian Institute of Sport

- The next Australian NBA star could be spotted from inside a New York City office after the world's best basketball league struck a deal with the Australian Institute of Sport. Basketball Australia and the NBA launched the NBA Global Academy on Friday, with the AIS to serve as America's global hub for top international talent. The NBA have invested an undisclosed amount to upgrade the AIS basketball facilities, which includes state of the art video technology

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Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy for US student released by North Korea

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Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy for US student released by North Korea

- New York: An Ohio coroner will not perform an autopsy on the American student who died after being held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months. He will perform an external examination of the body at the family's request. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office was conferring with doctors at the Cincinnati hospital where Otto Warmbier, 22, died on Monday, before reaching any conclusions about his death, investigator Daryl Zornes said

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Australian universities admitting 56 per cent of students without ATAR

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Australian universities admitting 56 per cent of students without ATAR

- than half of all students starting a bachelor degree at an Australian university are now admitted on a basis other than their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), despite this cohort having one of the highest dropout rates. Nearly 56 per cent of students commencing bachelor degrees were admitted based on criteria other than ATAR in 2015, the highest proportion in the past decade, according to the latest Department of Education and Training figures

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Cambridge University refuses to return Aboriginal artifacts to Australia

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Cambridge University refuses to return Aboriginal artifacts to Australia

- SYDNEY: The University of Cambridge has refused a request by an Australian man to return important Aboriginal artifacts taken by British explorer Captain James Cook nearly 250 years ago. Rodney Kelly is seeking the return of four spears from the university’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on behalf of the Gweagal people, who traditionally inhabited southern parts of Sydney, Australia's largest city

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Not giving a Gonski: how teacher unions are halting progress on school funding

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Not giving a Gonski: how teacher unions are halting progress on school funding

- On Friday, a group of activists from the Australian Education Union staged a protest outside Derryn Hinch's Melbourne office. The senator's crime? Daring to agree to vote for a $19 billion increase in school funding over the next decade, including a 5 per cent increase for public schools. The AEU - which says it represents 185,000 educators - presents itself as the champion of public education and the Gonski report

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Australian School of Management's registration cancelled

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Australian School of Management's registration cancelled

- Celebrity-endorsed higher education provider the Australian School of Management (ASM) has had its registration cancelled by the Turnbull Government. It is the latest blow to 800 business and hospitality students who have been left in limbo following the financial collapse of ASM's owner Careers Australia last month. Students have been locked out of its Perth and Melbourne campuses ever since and had been hoping that the voluntary administrators for Careers Australia would be able to find a buyer so they could continue their studies

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Students grabbed, wrestled to the floor and strapped to chairs three or more times a day

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Students grabbed, wrestled to the floor and strapped to chairs three or more times a day

- For most of his schooling, Jack* has been locked away from his classmates. The 15-year-old is confined to his own portable classroom, which opens onto a fenced-off playground. The fence has been covered in sheets of plastic, which means Jack – who is autistic, non-verbal and has an intellectual disability – can't see out. It also means no one can look in

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Australian universities gain in global rankings

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Australian universities gain in global rankings

- QS World University Ranking sees five Australian institutions among top 50 Five Australian universities have been named among the top 50 higher education institutions according to a major global ranking, but industry experts warn the Government's proposed budget reforms could have a detrimental impact in years to come. The QS World University Ranking is one measure of universities' international reputations, compiled annually by the research unit of international education and employment company, QS

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Hijab-clad Australian schoolgirls forced to leave expo as people felt threatened post Manchester bombing

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Hijab-clad Australian schoolgirls forced to leave expo as people felt threatened post Manchester bombing

- Related News Hijab-clad Muslim school students were allegedly forced to leave a career expo in Australia after onlookers felt threatened by their “attire” in the wake of the Manchester suicide bombing. Some people complained that the school children’s hijabs were “making them feel uncomfortable after what happened in Manchester” and asked staff to have them removed from the venue, WA Today reported

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Year 8 dropout becomes face of a national schools campaign

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Year 8 dropout becomes face of a national schools campaign

- Charles Gray was 16 and living on the streets when her year 11 teacher pulled her out of class and said: "Why are you even here?" "She said, 'You're going to drop out anyway, why don't you drop out now?'," Mrs Gray, 36, recalls of that time in Brisbane. It was the latest blow in a difficult childhood that had already led Charles to leave home at the age of 15 and move into squats

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Gambling addiction: How a Canberra university professor lost $230,000 on the pokies

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Gambling addiction: How a Canberra university professor lost $230,000 on the pokies

- By Dan Bourchier and Diana Hayward She may not look like it, but Laurie Brown is a poker machine addict. Professor Brown, a successful University of Canberra academic, lost hundreds of thousands of dollars on the pokies, exploding the myth that gambling-related harm only affected those in lower socio-economic brackets. "I could be glued to the machine for six hours at a time

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Fawad Ahmed's story is now part of primary school curriculum

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Fawad Ahmed's story is now part of primary school curriculum

- Fawad Ahmed's story of fleeing Pakistan when his life was threatened by the Taliban because he coached girls to play cricket and promoted western values, is being taught to primary school students in Modern Australian History. And 69-years after his last Test innings, Sir Donald Bradman's statistics are helping to foster an interest in mathematics for Year Five children via a series of lessons called Bradman by the Numbers

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Canberra Grammar students to attend Apple Worldwide Developer Conference

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Canberra Grammar students to attend Apple Worldwide Developer Conference

- Half of the Australian students who received a scholarship to attend Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference live in Canberra - and they all go to the same school. Five Canberra Grammar students left the ACT this week for San Jose in the heart of the Silicone Valley to meet and learn from more than 1000 Apple engineers. Year 9 Zack Noyes, Year 10 students Jack Carey and Marcus Gellel and Year 11 students Joseph Fergusson and George Dan will join Canberra Grammar digital innovation head Matthew Purcell for the June 5 to 9 conference

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Student suspended from St Edmund's College for having a 'dangerous' opinion

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Student suspended from St Edmund's College for having a 'dangerous' opinion

- A 17-year-old who tried to organise a student strike on Friday over changes to St Edmund's College including to its crest, the uniform and, potentially, song has been suspended indefinitely after the headmaster allegedly said his presence at the school would be "too dangerous". The suspension appears to point to a general malaise at the iconic Canberra school, with multiple sources telling The Canberra Times there are major concerns about falling student numbers, long-term staff leaving, changes affecting the identity and pride of the school, the academic achievements of the students and a lack of consultation around important decisions

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Below the poverty line: The real cost of being a university student

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Below the poverty line: The real cost of being a university student

- University life has always been somewhat synonymous with poverty. But students and social workers say things are much worse than they used to be, and some students are now dodging debt collectors, diving through bins for food and abandoning their studies completely because of the crippling costs. The live-at-homer Molly Willmott, 19, has been going to job interviews fruitlessly for a year and a half now

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Our universities aren't earning the money we give them

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Our universities aren't earning the money we give them

- Sorry, but the small funding cuts imposed on the universities in the budget don't rouse any sympathy from me. In an ideal world we'd be investing more in our universities, but our world is far from ideal. And so are our unis. They're inefficient bureaucracies, with bloated administrations and over-paid vice chancellors. To hear them talk, you'd think unis were the fount of all economic virtue

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Careers Australia collapses leaving 15,000 students in limbo

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Careers Australia collapses leaving 15,000 students in limbo

- One of Australia's largest private training colleges has collapsed, leaving 15,000 students in limbo and plunging 1000 staff into unemployment. The embattled Careers Australia was placed into voluntary administration late on Thursday – six weeks after it was stripped of federal funding due to dismal completion rates and aggressive recruitment practices. Classes have been suspended at the college's 14 campuses across Australia and teachers have been stood down

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  • ACT teachers explore introducing virtual reality to classrooms
    ACT teachers explore introducing virtual reality to classrooms

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    A group of Canberra teachers spent the first day of their holidays exploring Yosemite National Park, swimming with sharks and travelling the human body - all without leaving the capital. And the Education Directorate is investigating making the technology that made their explorations possible available to more schools in the ACT. More than 350 teachers met at Erindale College in Wanniassa on Monday for the third Canberra summit featuring Google for education

     

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  • Victoria University students protest over fears sackings have jeopardised degrees
    Victoria University students protest over fears sackings have jeopardised degrees

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    Postgraduate students at a Melbourne university may be unable to finish their degrees because lecturers have been sacked, creating a staff shortage, an education union says. Key points: The union said VU students had lost supervisors, jeopardising postgraduate degrees A group of students staged a protest at VU's city campus VU says an overhaul will benefit first-year students Students rallied outside the CBD campus of Victoria University (VU) after the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) said 100 staff were set to leave the institution

     

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