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Online NAPLAN tests were supposed to begin this year, but the states and territories pulled out, citing concerns about ...

Why only some boys are better at maths

Girls are better at literacy from the age of 4 but boys aren't any better at maths until the age of 8, according to a new study of NAPLAN data that has major implications for parents and teachers.

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The note every kid wishes their mum would write

Bunmi Laditan, the woman behind the hugely successful The Honest Toddler, wrote a letter to her 10-year-old daughter Maya's teachers saying she was "drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year".

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"It's an archaic stereotype": Alison Boston with her son Wesley and daughter Sadie.

Schools urged to abandon 'archaic stereotype'

As Alison Boston begins the hunt for a school for her four-year-old daughter Sadie, she knows one thing: she won't choose one that forces girls to wear skirts or dresses.

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