Without addressing teacher concerns about integrating IT in the classroom, we risk creating a generation of students ill-prepared for a digital future.
Much of the controversy over the delay in this year's NAPLAN data comes down to its misuse and a misunderstanding of statistical comparability.
It's time Australia came of age and followed England's example by introducing a relevant and diverse sex and relationships education program in all schools.
From September 2020, all schools will have to provide education on healthy relationships. Why this matters.
An alternative to costly teacher professional development courses is already improving teaching in our classrooms.
Compulsory sport and physical education at school will improve children's memory, attention and ability to concentrate, not just boost fitness. The evidence is in.
The time to consolidate Ontario's two school systems is long overdue. It's no longer viable to dismiss the issue on Constitutional grounds. All that's needed is political will.
Recruiting specialist teachers takes more than just encouraging them to study science and maths at university. Governments and wider society needs to come on board too.
Estimating parents' capacity to contribute to their children's schooling is both vital and politically sensitive. Schools with well-off parents get much less funding from government.
The impact of cheating is that students aren't properly assessed, don't perform, don't get into university and aren't skilled.
Do they really matter?
Public school teachers are working longer hours, which they believe will have a negative impact on their ability to teach students.
Children in the north of England are more likely to finish school with poorer grades and are less likely to go on to further education.
Learning languages early makes multilingualism “normal” in classrooms and playgrounds, and builds curiosity and even modest mastery.
Smart phones are educational – and a big part of students' futures.
Chinese language learning offers singular opportunities for cultural capital.
In South Africa the preparation of history teachers as well as the teaching of history is in serious need of attention.
NAPLAN has now been in place for a decade and needs ongoing review and refinement to make it more useful to classroom teaching and learning.
While we may need to rethink how we use NAPLAN, it is an important and useful tool for researchers and policy makers.
Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much. It's much more effective if we don't have schools with high concentrations of poverty and disadvantage.