How parents can prepare for the cost of education in Australia

Education is a vital investment in your child’s future, but it can also be a significant financial burden for those who are unprepared. One study shows that although a large majority of Australian parents believe that education plays a significant role in their...[Read More]

Helping kids with living expenses

There’s a family event of sorts that gives parents mixed feelings of sadness, apprehension and relief — and children a lot of excitement: when a child leaves the proverbial nest. Now, this can happen early during your child’s teenage years or much later in life....[Read More]

Ardern to give Harvard Commencement speech

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will give this year’s Commencement Address at Harvard University in May. Ms Ardern has been selected by the prestigious Ivy League university and will travel to Massachusetts in a few months in potentially her first...[Read More]

The Most Educated Nations -1870/2017 [video]

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Aus parents’ $20.3b school expenses bill

Greta Stonehouse (Australian Associated Press)   Australian parents can expect to pay a collective $20.3 billion this year on all school expenses, according to new data research. A report from the comparison website Finder found supplies including textbooks,...[Read More]

Push to ensure schools return on time

Paul Osborne and Dominic Giannini (Australian Associated Press)   The two biggest states have backed a federal push for schools to reopen in a coordinated way across the country. Queensland has moved to delay the start of the school term by a fortnight, after...[Read More]

Young Australians share their COVID fears

Emily Woods (Australian Associated Press)   Young Australians are stressed about how the pandemic has impacted their education and mental health and are concerned about ongoing isolation, a new survey has found. Mission Australia released results from its 2020...[Read More]

Want to learn better? Start mind mapping [TED Talk Video]

  As a lifelong learner with 4 degrees and a Ph.D. in mathematics, Hazel Wagner has spent her life learning how to learn. Hazel shares her work on mind mapping and what it can do for understanding, memorization, and retention. Hazel Wagner, Ph.D., MBA, CMC is a...[Read More]

Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school [TED Talk Video]

  To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write — we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to help...[Read More]

Lack of internet leaving students behind

Katina Curtis, AAP Senior Political Writer (Australian Associated Press)   New research prompted by the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the serious digital gap faced by many school students from poorer families. Internet connection was vital for students...[Read More]

Morrison wants kids back in schools soon

Katina Curtis, AAP Senior Political Writer (Australian Associated Press)   Scott Morrison wants to get Australia’s children back into classrooms as soon as possible amid the coronavirus pandemic. The prime minister says face-to-face learning is better for...[Read More]