Back to basics phonics test to be rolled out in Australian schools.

How fake words can help kids learn to read

A five-minute reading "check" for first-graders that includes made-up words like "beff" and "shup" that has dramatically improved early literacy rates in the UK is set to be adopted in Australia. 

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Preschooler's lunchbox treat prompts scathing note home

A South Australian mum of eight got a rude shock last week when she received a note home about a piece of home made chocolate slice she sent in her preschooler's lunchbox, opening up a lively discussion about healthy lunchboxes and communication between schools and parents.

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