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Sanitised hands don’t stop sick days

Laura Goodall posted in on August 13th, 2014.

Compared to good hand washing practice, using hand sanitisers does not reduce school sick leave in children, suggests New Zealand-led research published in PLOS Medicine this week. The study, led by Associate Professor Patricia Priest and colleagues from the University of Otago, involved almost 2,500 pupils at 68 primary schools in Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill. […]

Science and maths scores flatlined

Dacia Herbulock posted in on December 10th, 2008.

Results of the 2006/2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) released today show that New Zealand school children scored just barely above the study’s scale average of 500 in science achievement, and below the average in maths. Maths performance has stayed flat after previous gains, while science performance has fallen back to 1994 […]

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