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Re-engaging young people in education

Professor Barry Down with Dr Kathryn Choules conducted a major study ‘The Secondary Engagement Evaluation Project in Low SES' on behalf of the Western Australian Department of Education to examine how several Big Picture inspired schools successfully re-engaged young people in education. Original article

State school kids do better at uni

Australian research has found that, on average, graduates of state schools received the same marks at the end of first-year university as graduates of private schools who had tertiary entrance scores around three to six points higher. Original article

22 Jul 2014

HIV diagnoses rise among young men as overall cases drop in the US

The findings, being released today to coincide with the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne are the first to use data from all 50 US states to examine long-term trends in diagnosis, and demonstrate prevention and screening efforts aren’t adequately reaching a younger group. Original article

22 Jul 2014

Applications for the 2014 Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) are now open

The ACYD is a youth-driven bilateral conference held over four days, from 21 to 24 November in Beijing, China.  ACYD aims to promote sophisticated cross-cultural understanding between emerging Australian and Chinese leaders. Original article

22 Jul 2014

Plain packs help deter young smokers as uptake drops to new low

Evidence is mounting that plain cigarette packaging is helping prevent young people from becoming addicted, life-long customers of big tobacco. Original article

22 Jul 2014

For Gaza's young and ambitious, the conflict is just another one of life's many challenges

While there have been attempts to negotiate an end to the conflict, the violence has only gotten worse. But it's Gaza's young and ambitious who stand to lose the most. Original article

22 Jul 2014

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