School NAPLAN Results

I noted a few days ago that KICE – Kangaroo Island Education, had scored below average results in national numeracy and literacy testing. Results for the year three group were substantially below average. This was when compared with all schools, and with ‘statistically similar schools.’ Kangaroo Island is regarded as remote, and incomes on the island are below national …

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Rickets on the Rise

Computer gaming and Facebook cause rickets. Well, no. There seems to be a a widespread rise in vitamin D deficiency. This could be a lack of sun or shortcomings in diet. It is a long stretch to say that gaming or Facebook are responsible, expecially when rickets usually starts to appear before age two. Most online gamers and …

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