This study confirms that a student’s background matters, and that targeting students early is vital.
If we fail to recognise that standardised tests are metro-centric, we will continue to produce disadvantage for rural students.
Students on 'enabling' courses may now have to pay substantial fees under higher education reforms.
Schooling expert Dr Glenn Savage answers your questions on recent changes to school funding.
Continuing the status quo will not reduce disadvantage, and over time may even increase it.
Fragmentation, inconsistency and a lack of accountability between alternative education providers means not all young people get access to a good education.
Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here's what else happened in education this year...
A new proposed deal on school funding delivers the Gonski funding within budget.
Two years of high-quality preschool is one of the most effective strategies we have to change the trajectories of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
While research shows HEPPP has helped to increase numbers of disadvantaged students going to university, more specific evidence is still needed.
The government says that quality teachers are crucial to improving learning outcomes. Yet they still pursue policies that don’t put these teachers in front of our most marginalised students.
Reintroducing selective education will not solve deep economic and social inequalities.
Problems with who gets access to university date back to the 19th century.
Mentoring support and campus visits are a couple of ways of familiarising students with university.
The huge growth in student numbers is restricting the government’s capacity to increase levels of public funding per student and for research.
The main failure of university expansion is the unwillingness to fund it. Costs are certainly escalating, but priorities are always political as well as financial.
While on the face of it a 1.5% increase in the number of disadvantaged students going to university might seem minimal, in real terms this is genuinely significant.
Researchers found students' test scores in science, writing, math and English language arts improved significantly when they were provided with laptops. The benefits were not limited to test scores.
The federal government has argued consistently that more money does not lead to better educational outcomes. But is that right?
There are some factors which make students more likely to drop out of university than others. Here are four ways universities can help boost retention.