School religion advice ditched

The Press 04 Sep 06 Proposed guidelines for teaching religion in state schools have been ditched after opponents including Anglican bishops criticised them as unfair and inconsistent http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3785647a11,00.html

Parents See Internet as Greatest Media Risk

AFA Journal 01 Sep 06 A recent survey of parents revealed that the Internet is feared as posing the greatest risk to their children, ages 11-16, even while those same …

California Elementary Makes Gender Optional

Citizenlink.org 31 Aug 06 School encourages students to question being a boy or girl. An elementary school in California has installed a gender-neutral bathroom and is encouraging boys to play …

Obesity link to poor learning

The Press 31 Aug 06 More bad news in the obesity epidemic: girls who are overweight in their early school years are likely to achieve less academically than their peers …

Mother wins ban on violent porn

BBC News 31 Aug 06 A mother whose daughter died at the hands of a man obsessed with violent internet porn has won her fight for a ban on possessing …

Stay-at-homes mums have right idea – survey

NZPA 29 Aug 06 Most New Zealanders approve of married women working, but not after they have had children, a Massey University survey shows. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3779218a11,00.html

Teachers are not so clever any more

The Australian 28 Aug 06 TEACHERS are not as smart as they were 20 years ago, an Australian-first study concludes in a finding that will reinforce concerns over declining classroom …