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Janine Barrett with her son Fred outside Ultimo Public School.

'I don't think our schools can handle it'

Public schools in areas of Sydney already battling with surging enrolments will be pushed to breaking point over the next decade, new data shows.

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School pickups: the case for getting out of the car and meeting fellow parents.

School mums, stop hiding in your cars

The school experience isn't just limited to the kids. The opportunity for meaningful social exchanges and community interaction exists for parents, too.

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Children in Finland.

Why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States."

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Crazy hair day ideas

When your kid's school sends the note home about it being "Crazy Hair Day" there's no need to panic, we have plenty of ideas.

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