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Australian students more anxious about schoolwork
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018

Indigenous, female, migrant and low-SES students are the most anxious about their schoolwork, according to a new look at PISA data.

Gender equality the winner in student video game coding challenge
Friday, 26 Oct 2018

For the first time, equal proportions of male and female winners have been revealed in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.

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Monitoring the impact of education investments in Timor-Leste
Education & Development
Monday, 8 Apr 2019

Early findings from a study of a professional learning and mentoring program in Timor-Leste are showing positive results. Jennie Chainey reports.

Little J & Big Cuz – supporting successful transitions to school
Thursday, 4 Apr 2019

An ACER study reveals how an animated TV series supports Indigenous children’s transition to school by improving pedagogical approaches and bolstering pride and identity in Indigenous children.

Supporting regional, rural and remote student transitions
Higher Education
Monday, 1 Apr 2019

Darren Matthews reports on the development and piloting of an assessment of university support services for regional, rural and remote students on transition to university.

Fostering early literacy in PNG
Early Childhood
Thursday, 28 Mar 2019

Dan Cloney reports on an evaluation of literacy programs being delivered to vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea.

Westmead Feelings Program wins award
Monday, 8 Apr 2019

A program designed to help children with autism express and manage their emotions has been honoured by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).

Making a difference to educational disadvantage
Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019

The ACER Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Australian Council for Educational Research, has helped support schooling in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

ACER Deputy CEO wins international research award
Friday, 29 Mar 2019

A research paper about Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) co-authored by ACER Deputy CEO Ralph Saubern has received a prestigious award at the 2019 Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) conference in Las Vegas.

An educational measure that captures meaningful progress
Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019

This story in EducationHQ by ACER's Dr Anne-Marie Chase looks at how to capture hard-to-quantify skills.

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