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SpaceX launch: Australian high school students play major role in NASA's resupply mission

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SpaceX launch: Australian high school students play major role in NASA's resupply mission

- It was a sleepover with a difference. A live rocket launch was the 2:00am entertainment, and the high school students who camped out in their school library had a very special reason for feeling excited. The commercial SpaceX rocket, owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched from NASA's Cape Canaveral base in Florida today, and on board were a series of experiments devised by Australian school students
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Primary students the first to code experiments for International Space Station

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Primary students the first to code experiments for International Space Station

- About 24 primary students are the first in the country to code science experiments that will be launched on a rocket to the International Space Station this week and completed by astronauts. The students from six public schools have spent the past three months choosing an experiment and coding the hardware necessary to complete it in space. Abdelelah Faisal, 11, who is in year 6 at Granville East Public School, and his group have coded a mini-computer to take photographs in space and transmit the data back to earth, where they will use it to create an artwork
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Measles scare for 200 unvaccinated children at Perth Waldorf School in Bibra Lake

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Measles scare for 200 unvaccinated children at Perth Waldorf School in Bibra Lake

- The West Australian Health Department says it has taken steps to try to stop the spread of a measles outbreak at a Perth private school attended by up to 200 children who have not been immunised. Perth Waldorf School — a Steiner school in the southern suburb of Bibra Lake — confirmed a high school student had been diagnosed with measles after becoming infected while holidaying in Europe
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Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Schools |  Vaccination |  Measles | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Western |  Perth | 

The science teacher who let Pokemon Go in the classroom (and what the kids learnt)

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The science teacher who let Pokemon Go in the classroom (and what the kids learnt)

- When Pokemon Go took over children's screens last year and most teachers were struggling to keep it out of the classroom, a school on the NSW central coast decided to incorporate the popular game into their science lessons. After students at the International Football School in Kariong have "caught" the pokemon in the botanical garden using the augmented reality app on their phone, their science teacher will talk about the plants around them
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Police swoop on Scotch College, students spill onto ovals

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Police swoop on Scotch College, students spill onto ovals

- There was a brief scare at Scotch College on Thursday, with police called and students evacuated. The bomb squad conducted safety checks at the school after the school enacted its safety programs shortly before 1pm on Thursday. There were reports of a bomb threat. However, nothing suspicious was found. DEVELOPING: Students evacuated at Scotch College following reports of a bomb threat
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School children have a right to discuss their religious beliefs

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School children have a right to discuss their religious beliefs

- Recent attempts by Queensland's Education Department to ban students talking about Jesus with other students are absurd, and frankly disturbing. However, closer examination of the policy documents used by the Department shows that this is just the tip of the iceberg. The real problem is that the Education Department is on a dunderheaded crusade that puts it in breach of at least two international human rights treaties
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ANU mistakenly hosts American anti-vaccination film screening on campus

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ANU mistakenly hosts American anti-vaccination film screening on campus

- A prominent lecture theatre in Australian National University's science department played host to a screening of a controversial American anti-vaccination film on Monday night. The film was screened on campus in the Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre, a screening apparently run by the Australian Vaccination Sceptics Network. That network has since uploaded videos of the event to social media showing some of those involved apparently claiming the event was implicitly endorsed by the university, when it was not
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Ohio fair ride: High school student killed in tragedy had enlisted with Marines

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Ohio fair ride: High school student killed in tragedy had enlisted with Marines

- An 18-year-old killed when a thrill ride broke apart at a US fair was a high school student who had just signed up to be a marine. Tyler Jarrell was thrown about 15 metres when the Fire Ball ride at the Ohio State Fair malfunctioned, flinging riders — some still strapped in their seats — through the air. The 18-year-old's girlfriend, Keziah Lewis, was among seven others who were badly injured
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Unholy row over religious instruction in Queensland schools

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Unholy row over religious instruction in Queensland schools

- An unholy row has broken out over religious instruction in Queensland schools. Education Minister Kate Jones released a statement on Thursday insisting there was no change to religious instruction policies. A review of the GodSpace religious instruction materials, completed in March 2017, said RI instructors should be reminded that students "should not be encouraged to evangelise to other students at the school"
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Edith Cowan University to conduct seminars for professionals

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Edith Cowan University to conduct seminars for professionals

- Australia’s Edith Cowan University, in partnership with Australian Education Consultants (AEC), will hold student recruitment forums in Kenya from July 24 to 29. Faculty members from various schools including business and law, engineering and nursing and midwifery will conduct seminars and workshops targeted at working professionals. The expos will be held in Eldoret and Nairobi. “ECU are hoping to link their academics with local education institutions with the view to forming associations for collaborative research and, or, recruitment from colleges to undergraduate programmes, or undergraduate to masters programmes at ECU,” said Mahul Shah, a director of AEC
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New inner-city university campus gets Brisbane City Council approval

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New inner-city university campus gets Brisbane City Council approval

- A heritage-listed building on Queen Street will soon house a University of Queensland inner-city campus, following council approval for its post-graduate facility. UQ submitted a development application to Brisbane City Council in January to convert several levels of the Custom Credit House buildings at 299 Queen Street into a Faculty of Business, Economics and Law campus. The sandstone-faced building is understood to have been constructed in 1926 and was entered into the Queensland Heritage Register in 1992
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» Jewellery store, supermarket and primary school targetted in Melbourne’s south east | Melbourne Talk Radio

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» Jewellery store, supermarket and primary school targetted in Melbourne’s south east | Melbourne Talk Radio

- A jewellery store, supermarket and a primary school have been hit in a series of ram raids in Melbourne south east. Another jewellery store has been targeted, this time at the Wheelers Hill Shopping Centre. The offenders rammed a vehicle through the rear of the centre, making off with an unknown amount of jewellery. There was also a ram raid at the nearby Foodworks in Jells Road around 3
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Prep students pushed 'too hard, too fast' says former Queensland primary school teacher

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Prep students pushed 'too hard, too fast' says former Queensland primary school teacher

- A former primary school teacher of 30 years believes prep students are being "set up to fail". Kathy Margolis resigned from teaching 18 months ago after experiencing and disagreeing with changes to the education system. She now heads the Protecting Childhood group, whose members believe more play-based education is needed for children. Ms Margolis said the group was concerned by recent advertising encouraging parents to hire tutors to prepare their children for prep, as well as pre-prep readiness courses on offer
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University of Canberra lecturer jailed for assaults on students

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University of Canberra lecturer jailed for assaults on students

- University of Canberra lecturer Arthur Hoyle jailed for rape, indecent assault Former University of Canberra law lecturer Arthur Hoyle has been sentenced to four years in jail for raping one student and committing acts of indecency against three others. Hoyle, 67, was found guilty in April of raping one student and indecently assaulting others that he lured to his office under the pretence of plagiarism meetings
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Indigenous university students say lack of cultural understanding affecting graduate numbers

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Indigenous university students say lack of cultural understanding affecting graduate numbers

- A lack of understanding by university staff about the cultural obligations and traditions of Indigenous students is affecting retention rates. Fewer than half of all Indigenous students complete their degrees, compared to about three quarters of non-Indigenous students, according to a 2016 Australian Centre for Educational Research report. In an attempt to address that gap, Warumungu man Ethan Taylor organised the first national Indigenous student conference in Canberra — discussing barriers keeping Indigenous people from studying at tertiary institutions
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Australia ex-foreign minister turned China academic rebukes Beijing critic

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Australia ex-foreign minister turned China academic rebukes Beijing critic

- SYDNEY (Reuters) - A former Australian foreign minister who runs a university think tank set up with funding from a Chinese tycoon has lodged a complaint against a fellow academic and vocal Beijing critic who spoke out against his department, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. Bob Carr was foreign minister before becoming director of University of Technology, Sydney's (UTS) Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) in 2014
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Australia ex-foreign minister turned China academic rebukes Beijing critic

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Australia ex-foreign minister turned China academic rebukes Beijing critic

- SYDNEY: A former Australian foreign minister who runs a university think tank set up with funding from a Chinese tycoon has lodged a complaint against a fellow academic and vocal Beijing critic who spoke out against his department, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. Bob Carr was foreign minister before becoming director of University of Technology, Sydney's (UTS) Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) in 2014
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WA schools hardest hit by remote disadvantage, nationwide study finds

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WA schools hardest hit by remote disadvantage, nationwide study finds

- West Australian students are funded at a higher rate than others around the country, but they face an array of challenges associated with remoteness, according to new research by Curtin University. Key points: Remoteness a major factor in school attendance across Australia, particularly WA 40 per cent of remote WA students reach benchmark 15 hours of preschool, compared with 70 per cent nationally Per capita funding in WA much higher than $14,300 national average, but remote principal says money "is not the challenge" The report's authors examined the extent of educational disadvantage across Australia and identified a big divide between students considered to be living in "advantaged" areas and their more vulnerable peers
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  • SpaceX launch: Australian high school students play major role in NASA's resupply mission
    SpaceX launch: Australian high school students play major role in NASA's resupply mission

    , abc.net.au

    It was a sleepover with a difference. A live rocket launch was the 2:00am entertainment, and the high school students who camped out in their school library had a very special reason for feeling excited. The commercial SpaceX rocket, owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched from NASA's Cape Canaveral base in Florida today, and on board were a series of experiments devised by Australian school students
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  • The science teacher who let Pokemon Go in the classroom (and what the kids learnt)
    The science teacher who let Pokemon Go in the classroom (and what the kids learnt)

    , smh.com.au

    When Pokemon Go took over children's screens last year and most teachers were struggling to keep it out of the classroom, a school on the NSW central coast decided to incorporate the popular game into their science lessons. After students at the International Football School in Kariong have "caught" the pokemon in the botanical garden using the augmented reality app on their phone, their science teacher will talk about the plants around them
    Read More ...

     

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  • School children have a right to discuss their religious beliefs
    School children have a right to discuss their religious beliefs

    , smh.com.au

    Recent attempts by Queensland's Education Department to ban students talking about Jesus with other students are absurd, and frankly disturbing. However, closer examination of the policy documents used by the Department shows that this is just the tip of the iceberg. The real problem is that the Education Department is on a dunderheaded crusade that puts it in breach of at least two international human rights treaties
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Higher Education

  • Australia’s Curtin University to open in Dubai this september
    Australia’s Curtin University to open in Dubai this september

    , gulfnews.com

    DUBAI: An Australian University is all set to open its doors to students at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) this September. Curtin University will offer courses in business, media and education. From next year the university will extend its programmes to also include classes in computer science, software, networking and hardware engineering. Curtin University Dubai is brought to the UAE in partnership with Transnational Academic Group (formerly known as Global Institute Middle East) which also manages Murdoch University at DIAC
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  • Prep students pushed 'too hard, too fast' says former Queensland primary school teacher
    Prep students pushed 'too hard, too fast' says former Queensland primary school teacher

    , abc.net.au

    A former primary school teacher of 30 years believes prep students are being "set up to fail". Kathy Margolis resigned from teaching 18 months ago after experiencing and disagreeing with changes to the education system. She now heads the Protecting Childhood group, whose members believe more play-based education is needed for children. Ms Margolis said the group was concerned by recent advertising encouraging parents to hire tutors to prepare their children for prep, as well as pre-prep readiness courses on offer
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Tertiary Education

  • Australia’s Curtin University to open in Dubai this september
    Australia’s Curtin University to open in Dubai this september

    , gulfnews.com

    DUBAI: An Australian University is all set to open its doors to students at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) this September. Curtin University will offer courses in business, media and education. From next year the university will extend its programmes to also include classes in computer science, software, networking and hardware engineering. Curtin University Dubai is brought to the UAE in partnership with Transnational Academic Group (formerly known as Global Institute Middle East) which also manages Murdoch University at DIAC
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  • Police swoop on Scotch College, students spill onto ovals
    Police swoop on Scotch College, students spill onto ovals

    , 3aw.com.au

    There was a brief scare at Scotch College on Thursday, with police called and students evacuated. The bomb squad conducted safety checks at the school after the school enacted its safety programs shortly before 1pm on Thursday. There were reports of a bomb threat. However, nothing suspicious was found. DEVELOPING: Students evacuated at Scotch College following reports of a bomb threat
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