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Grassroots Community Leadership…Australia’s Future?

Totally Renewable Yackandandah – TRY – is a NE Victorian grassroots community organisation aiming to to produce more electricity than it uses, by 2022. The group is proud to be ‘doing something visionary’. Economist Dr John Hewson who these

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School Students Tutoring – A Successful Template For Others?

Did you see the Wednesday night Lateline story about Friday Night School in Richmond, inner Melbourne? Private school kids help refugee kids with homework…it’s been twenty years now AND 200 kids turn up to help!

Pleasure In Helping

Everyone, students …

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Teaching In The 21st Century FOR For The 21st Century

I’ve been reading about new ’21st century’ practices in some schools – such as Brisbane’s The Gap HS and Melbourne’s Eltham HS – I hope my grandies aren’t stuck in 20th century learning!

The Gap High School Is Working

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Working To Educate The World’s Children

A World At School is a global campaign aiming to make education the number one priority, working to get all children into school. An international campaign with a diverse team from several countries, they have offices in London, New …

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Can For-Profit Private Education Work For World’s Poorest?

Founded in 2009, Bridge International Academies – investors include Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg – are challenging ‘the long-held assumption that governments rather than companies should lead mass education programs’.

Bridge’s Goal is to (eventually) educate 10 million …

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