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‘Listening is the most important part’: 10 things students with disability and their families want teachers to know

‘Listening is the most important part’: 10 things students with disability and their families want teachers to know

About 90% of Australian students with disability attend mainstream schools. Equitable access and participation in education is a fundamental human right. But as last year’s disability royal commission found, this does not mean students with disability are fully included in their classrooms, school activities and playgrounds. Over the past seven years, we have have surveyed and interviewed more than 100 students with […] … learn more→

5 questions schools and universities should ask before they purchase AI tech products

5 questions schools and universities should ask before they purchase AI tech products

Every few years, an emerging technology shows up at the doorstep of schools and universities promising to transform education. The most recent? Technologies and apps that include or are powered by generative artificial intelligence, also known as GenAI. These technologies are sold on the potential they hold for education. For example, Khan Academy’s founder opened […] … learn more→

New UK government guidance for PE lets teachers and pupils down

New UK government guidance for PE lets teachers and pupils down

The UK government recently published guidance for physical education (PE) aimed at all schools in England. The guidance is non-statutory, meaning it is not compulsory by law for schools to follow. Instead, it is intended as inspiration to help schools change their PE provision to benefit all pupils. Initially, this document seems like a catalyst for positive […] … learn more→

Rural students’ access to Wi-Fi is in jeopardy as pandemic-era resources recede

Rural students’ access to Wi-Fi is in jeopardy as pandemic-era resources recede

Students in rural America still lack access to high-speed internet at home despite governmental efforts during the pandemic to fill the void. This lack of access negatively affects their academic achievement and overall well-being. The situation has been getting worse as the urgency of the pandemic has receded. Those findings are based on a new […] … learn more→

They are not 'kid things': the importance of not normalizing bullying

They are not ‘kid things’: the importance of not normalizing bullying

If you have ever heard your children say that the same partner has been violent repeatedly, physically or verbally, towards the same person, and that no one has done anything about it, this article may interest you. Most situations of school violence are occasional, occurring in and around school or in extracurricular activities. But when […] … learn more→

How can schools make sure gifted students get the help they need?

How can schools make sure gifted students get the help they need?

Earlier this month, the New South Wales government announced it would roll out programs for gifted students in every public school in the state. This comes amid concerns gifted school students are not achieving their potential. A previous review in 2019 estimated that 10% of the state’s students were gifted but that up to 40% of those students were not meeting […] … learn more→

Pelagic Partners commemorates academic excellence at Onassis prizes gala

Pelagic Partners commemorates academic excellence at Onassis prizes gala

Founded by experienced independent maritime industry experts, including shipowners and ship managers, Pelagic Partners is redefining maritime investments by investing in assets across a wide range of shipping and offshore sectors. Pelagic Partners manages ship-owning funds, having created a steady stream of cashflows for the company’s individual and institutional investors. On November 7, 2023, Pelagic […] … learn more→

Learn sign language with generative AI and 3D avatars

Learn sign language with generative AI and 3D avatars

Faced with accessibility problems that affect a growing number of deaf people, researchers are interested in new technologies for learning sign languages. In the digital field, research is now focusing on the development of artificial intelligence (AI) making it possible to automatically translate written or spoken vocal language into sign language and vice versa, using avatars […] … learn more→

School’s out: how climate change is already badly affecting children’s education

School’s out: how climate change is already badly affecting children’s education

Schools across South Sudan have been ordered to close as a heat wave of 45°C sweeps across the country. In recent years, severe flooding has already caused major disruptions to schooling in South Sudan where, on average, children complete less than five years of formal education across their lives. As researchers interested in both climate change and learning, […] … learn more→

Gifted children: what is “high potential”  called?

Gifted children: what is “high potential” called?

Today, who has never heard of “HPI” – or high intellectual potential? Recently popularized by a television series , this acronym has been used since the 2010s to designate what were previously called “gifted” or, in the 19th century  , child prodigies. This “high potential”, even new viewers of the series know that it is measured by an intelligence test, […] … learn more→