Ardern to give Harvard Commencement speech

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will give this year’s Commencement Address at Harvard University in May. Ms Ardern has been selected by the prestigious Ivy League university and will travel to Massachusetts in a few months in potentially her first overseas visit since the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvard President Larry Bacow said Ms Ardern was […]

Aus parents’ $20.3b school expenses bill

Greta Stonehouse (Australian Associated Press)   Australian parents can expect to pay a collective $20.3 billion this year on all school expenses, according to new data research. A report from the comparison website Finder found supplies including textbooks, stationery and uniforms will cost parents a total of $2.5 billion. This breaks down to $570 for […]

Push to ensure schools return on time

Paul Osborne and Dominic Giannini (Australian Associated Press)   The two biggest states have backed a federal push for schools to reopen in a coordinated way across the country. Queensland has moved to delay the start of the school term by a fortnight, after health advisers said it would give more time for people to […]

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