A PROGRAM in which every school child in Australia would be given an identity number so their academic progress could be tracked through their school life is expected to be announced by the federal government as early as today.
THE literacy and numeracy skills of Australian students have hardly improved over the past 12 months, with the Federal Government admitting it will take years of sustained effort to stop poor students finishing "at the back of the class".
FOR readers struggling to understand the title of this column, try this phonetic translation: "Thun Agin". That's much clearer, isn't it?
You may have missed it this week, but a BBC poll of more than 5000 Britons has rated the New Zealand accent as the most attractive and prestigious form of..read more