Results from the 2017 NAPLAN results showed very little improvement since the test was introduced 10 years ago.
NAPLAN is good at measuring some aspects of education, including knowledge difference between demographics, but has not produced a positive effect on student learning outcomes.
At the tertiary level, Australian households and international students contribute more than double the OECD average expenditure.
Australia has the third most expensive education system in the OECD, but we might not be getting what we pay for.
Michelle Grattan and Deep Saini discuss what's been making headlines this week in politics.
The federal parliamentary Greens are taking on the power of the party’s hard left NSW branch.
The issues with Lee Rhiannon involved trust in her, and the ability of the hardline NSW branch to bind MPs.
All nine of Lee Rhiannon’s federal colleagues co-signed a letter of complaint that was sent to the Greens’ national council.
Bob Brown, a long-time critic, repeated his previous description of Lee Rhiannon as 'the Greens' version of Tony Abbott'.
While Malcolm Turnbull celebrates the parliament passing the school funding package, the government is still trying to deal with an energy crisis.
While it may not be perfect, Gonski 2.0 greatly improves equity in the way we fund Australian schools.
The passage of the new schools funding program is a big win for Australian children.
On energy security, there is a distinctly ‘big government’ approach by Malcolm Turnbull.
As it attempts to limit vulnerabilities and confront pressing issues, the government is sending some confusing signals to the electorate.
The government is making frantic efforts to seal a deal on its school plan before parliament adjourns for the winter break.
Simon Birmingham met Catholic education representatives on Monday night, receiving such a haranguing that at times it was difficult for him to get a word in.
Students with disabilities are regularly segregated from their peers in the playground, classroom and lessons.
'Cage-like' facilities, segregation, and high numbers of exclusions show the concerning ways schools have responded to challenging behaviours by students with disabilities.
Labor must explain how its additional funding will benefit students.
Here's why Labor’s figure for school funding is too high.
Catholic schools haven’t always received government funding.
Federal and state government funding to the Catholic sector does not necessarily then flow straight to the school.
The majority of support funding is used to ‘buy’ teacher aide time.
Accurate data is needed for how disability funding is being used in schools so that it can be allocated correctly.
The government’s national school funding plan passed the House of Representatives on Monday.
The Turnbull government's schools funding proposal 'should be embraced by all sides of politics' provided some adjustments are made, a Grattan Institute submission says.
How will policy changes affect schools?
Here's what the latest funding proposals mean for schools.
Richard Di Natale is publicly perched on the barbed-wire fence over the government’s Gonski legislation.
Labor has formally decided to try to thwart the government’s Gonski schools legislation, while the Greens are looking over their shoulder at what their base would think if they opt to back it. Meanwhile…
Africa’s public schools have problems, but charter schools and academies can’t fix everything.
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
Most schools will get a boost in funding, while universities will face cuts.
Education experts discuss changes to schools and universities following the federal treasurer's budget speech.
Most schools wills receive more money under the new reforms.
Schooling expert Dr Glenn Savage answers your questions on recent changes to school funding.
The school funding problem.
'Per pupil expenditure' is where the real story lies.