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Childhood stress

www.maggiedent.com   23 Feb 2016.   Stress in infancy and childhood are linked to anxiety and depressive disorders from adolescence onward.  One contributing factor is the “push down of formalised learning into the early years – too much too soon.”  Read the article here

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Private companies accessing student data fuels commercialisation fears

The Age, 4 July 2017.  Private companies are gaining unprecedented access to students’ data, drafting NAPLAN questions and producing teaching and learning materials, prompting fears that businesses are dictating the focus of public education and making millions.  (And the tests have not improved learning – surprise, surprise!)

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