At 12:30 pm on Thursday, 70,000 pens dropped on tables around NSW.
Pallavi Singhal It's a big day for more than 69,000 students across NSW schools sitting their first HSC exam, but a key message this year is directed at parents.
Eryk Bagshaw As 77,000 NSW high school students sit their first HSC exams this week, this 17-year-old is doing double duty.
Matthew Knott Education Minister says it's "not fair" students facing similar disadvantage get $1500 more or $1500 less depending on where they live.
Eryk Bagshaw The principal of a NSW Catholic school has come under fire for using an "inappropriate and offensive" image during a speech to high school graduates and their families.
Eryk Bagshaw A fitness college empire heavily promoted by Biggest Loser star Commando Steve has attempted to gag a federal government department from speaking about its operations in public during a hearing in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Eryk Bagshaw One of Australia's largest private colleges has gone into voluntary administration leaving up to 16,000 students in limbo.
Alexander Joske and Philip Wen The day before a gala celebration marking China's National Day was held in Canberra last week, organisers found dozens of posters they had put up at the Australian National University to promote the event defaced with fluorescent green paint.
Eryk Bagshaw Taxpayers paid $9 million per graduate in one year at a private Sydney college, an analysis of Department of Education data reveals, as the full cost of the government's failed vocational education program looks set to be revealed in the wake of its decision to shut down the scheme.
Kelsey Munro The vocational education industry says the government's radical overhaul of the sector could "cripple" legitimate operators and limit student choice.
Teams are preparing for a Battle of the Minds.
Lansvale PS celebrated multicultural day on Thursday.