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Helping ‘impatient’ students stay in school

Keeping young people in school is a key element in addressing inequality. Completing school is a minimum requirement for many jobs, as well as necessary for getting access to most types of training and university...Read more
|Comment|author: Professor Marco Castillo and Professor Ragan Petrie

A chance to even the odds

A child’s destiny is heavily influenced by the lottery of socio-economic status and where they happen to grow up, but access to quality early learning can help even the odds for all Australian children. Each...Read more
|Comment|author: Megan O'Connell
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Children in Jordan learning through play

More than 145,000 vulnerable children in Jordan are learning through play since the LEGO Foundation donated over 3,000 LEGO Duplo Play Boxes and over 1,100 LEGO Play Boxes. The materials have been distributed in schools,...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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The importance a child’s middle years

Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years – between ages eight and 12 – can be transformative. But according to Dr Lisa Mundy, we need to better understand those changes. I’ve always been...Read more
|Comment|author: Cheryl Critchley
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How to help Chicago’s younger learners?

The challenge of mending and strengthening Chicago’s network of care and education for its youngest residents defies instant solutions, but four candidates for mayor agreed Monday on one point: The city needs to care for...Read more
|Comment|author: Cassie Walker Burke

What does a great teacher look like?

Teachers with a strong belief in their own ability to ‘get the job done’ have the biggest impact on a student’s learning.  It’s well-known that teachers have the biggest influence on student learning over any other...Read more
|Comment|author: Ruth Aston, Professor Janet Clinton, Georgia Dawson and Myra Koelle