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Slow NAPLAN growth for elite schools

By LANIE TINDALE NAPLAN data shows lower academic growth in elite schools compared to the New South Wales state.  Of the top 22 most expensive schools in NSW, 16 showed lower gains in NAPLAN numeracy and reading results than the state average from 2016 to 2018 among current Year 11 students.  This cohort were in […]

Crowdfunded Kids’ Book Ready to Travel

BY CARMEN CITA Once upon a time, a daring young lawyer hatched a fanciful plan to publish a series of children’s books. Inspired by her various expeditions to far-flung places, Longzhen ‘Longy’ Han wanted to share the wonders of her travels with the next generation. What first seemed like a whimsical dream has now become […]

Josh Pyke is busking for real change

You can keep the loose change in your pocket. When Josh Pyke takes the stage at The Roller Den, he doesn’t want your shrapnel – he is calling for real change. Moved by the looming Indigenous literacy crisis in remote regions of Australia, Mr Pyke is working with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to close […]