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Landmark study shows large gaps in children’s opportunities from early childhood

Australia’s education system fails up to one in three children and young people, according to the first major study to assess progress against our current national education goals, prepared by the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) for the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University.

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by Freya Lucas

Poverty in childhood leads to poverty in adulthood

Poverty and socio-economic disadvantage more broadly, continue to be important public policy issues for Australia.

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by Freya Lucas

Children can't always read between the lines. Sometimes it's better to be explicit

When we communicate, there is often just as much meaning in what we don’t say as in what we say overtly.

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by Freya Lucas

More than just academics says Telethon Kids Institute study on school readiness

A new study by researchers at Telethon Kids Institute has found that there is a “much bigger picture” to consider when determining whether or not a child is ready to begin school.

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by Freya Lucas

UniSA researchers reveal the perfect day for children, in terms of good bone health

Children’s activities throughout the whole 24-hour day are important for their bone health, but until now, researchers haven’t known the perfect combination of exercise, sleep and sedentary time for optimal bone health. All that has changed, thanks to the work of UniSA’s Dr Dot Dumuid.

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by Freya Lucas

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