CLEVER children are twice as likely to smoke cannabis as teenagers due to their curious minds and students who were high academic achievers at 11 are also more likely to drink alcohol in their teens, according to a nine-year study by University College London.
I thought I had it in the bag, but on the morning of the big day, I was terrified.
Day-to-day schooling is a three-way street: there's the student, the school and teacher, and there are also parents.
Making good on your promises is part of the deal when you become a teacher; letting down your students just isn't an option.
My son's school is 5.2 kilometres from home. It shouldn't be this hard to get him there.
As a former high school teacher, year coordinator and counsellor, as well as a mother of four sons and an aunty to many, I have witnessed the transition from primary to high school heaps of times.
With students starting a new school year, many parents are once again feeling the pain of education costs with an increased focus on technology in the classroom.
Your child is starting high school this year and will be making their own way home, so you're considering getting them their first smartphone. Or perhaps their friends have one and they've been begging you to join the club all summer.
Girls from several schools around Australia have returned from NASA encouraged to pursue their passions in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Belinda Wall knows how to turn around a struggling school. When she became principal of Woonona High School in 2011, just 15 per cent of the HSC students went on to study at university.
It's no secret that teenagers love social media, but how much do they understand what they've agreed to give up when they start an account?