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Dresses and skirts are seen as too restrictive by many.

William McKeith

Is time up for school uniforms in NSW?

There is a current community discussion under way that focuses on the need to open more varied school uniform rules for girls – to allow them to wear school uniform that is more traditionally male. At present, the discussion is limited to reducing the disadvantage experienced by girls, through the introduction of trousers and pants options, removing the expectation on girls to wear dresses to school – gendered uniforms. But could we go further and get rid of school uniforms completely?

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One in five boys in year 3 have an emotional or behavioural problem, according to new research.

The boys falling behind in maths and reading

One in five boys in year 3 have an emotional or behavioural problem that sees them lag about 12 months behind their peers in reading and maths, according to new research which stresses that the mental health of young people needs to be a focus in primary schools.

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