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Too Stressed to Test: Anxious Students Using Doctor Notes as Exams Become too Much

High school students are now so stressed that they are visiting doctors in the hope of being able to escape the pressure of a group exam, major test, or even just everyday lessons. Experts say an epidemic of anxiety in our schools is emerging from a storm of factors including the never-ending exposure to social [...]

Quarter of Australian Students Drop Out, New Report Reveals

Grace Pletas dropped out of school early, saying she should have been offered more flexible study options. Photo: Penny Stephens One in four Australian students fails to complete a year 12 certificate or vocational equivalent, and nearly 30 per cent of year 7 students are falling behind international benchmarks in reading. A landmark national study by [...]