Focusing on the opportunity to learn gap removes the emphasis from locating "the problem" in the person, and turns our attention to the differences in access to educational resources.
Redesigning staffing policies will attract and retain high-quality teachers in the schools that need them most.
Our current way of assessing students doesn't let them see the progress they are making over extended periods of time.
Our enemy is complacency – blaming the post-codes, fixing the students not the system, and arguing for more resources to continue what is not working.
Attending early education and getting learning support from parents can really help get children ready to start school.
But can they improve pupils' behaviour?
Many young children can give the false impression that they are learning to read, when in fact they are mostly guessing words from pictures or context. This test will help to identify these students.
Many people look down on foundation phase teachers, believing it requires little training or expertise. This couldn't be further from the truth.
The gap between boys and girls starts early and grows quickly.
Children who stutter may be less popular among classmates, appear shy and quiet, and often avoid speaking in class so that they don't draw attention to their speech disorder.
Crunching the numbers on the latest school performance data.
There are lots of ways teachers greatly influence children’s outcomes, including improving motivation and resilience.
Failing to provide an appropriate education for students who are gifted increases the risk of mental health issues, boredom, frustration, and behavioural problems.
Three reasons why the new progress measures may be a misleading indicator of school performance.
Phonics instruction gives children letter-sound knowledge, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves.
Our schooling system needs a rethink.
Were your teachers right about when to use commas, and about not starting sentences with 'and'?
We take a closer look at some of the common claims made this year to see if there is any truth to them.
Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here's what else happened in education this year...
The latest round of NAPLAN results show Australia's school systems are not good at reducing the influence of a student's background on their academic achievement.