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Read how education persists in war-torn Ukraine. Sometimes teaching can feel challenging in the face of heavy workloads and teacher shortages but imagine teaching students who are in a war zone. We interview an Australian teacher educating Ukrainian students via Zoom. The students are determined to study, despite the devastation around them.

Last year’s widely publicised Hollywood writers’ strike was just one example of a surge in union activism across the United States, from autoworkers to baristas, teachers and support staff, Amazon warehouse workers and journalists. Could Australia follow suit?

IE recognises the vital work of support staff and focuses on how their roles are changing. We also talk to a school maintenance officer about his daily life.

Meet poet, teacher, sociologist, administrator and social justice campaigner John Falzon, a former head of the St Vincent de Paul Society, who says he “just wants to be useful” to the union movement.

One Catholic school in Newcastle is setting the standard with period positivity, providing free tampons and pads for students. Is it time for other schools to follow this lead?

Other articles focus on unionism in the classroom, disruptive behaviour, and rise of artificial intelligence and what it means for education.