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.
We should be more concerned about how school children are doing fundraising work.
Some learning apps promise to have you speaking a new language in two weeks. But truly learning a language requires considerable time, effort and commitment.
The #MeToo movement has sparked discussions about appropriate sexual behaviour that teachers can build on in sexual education.
It has been predicted we will need 1,627 more classes for primary students nationally before 2025, and to respond to this demand we need to fix the gender imbalance in the teacher workforce.
While President Donald Trump suggests arming teachers would be a good way to stop school shootings, research shows that carrying firearms comes with a host of troublesome risks.
Labor’s pledge injects much-needed funds into education research, but it problematically evokes a biomedical model of research and teaching practice.
An education professor, who worked as a teacher in Atlanta Public Schools during a cheating scandal that began in 2009, explains what factors and forces lead educators to fake academic success.