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...
Various forms of testing that reduce students’ knowledge, capacities and skills to a single number cannot of themselves help inform improvement.
While spending has grown for preschools, schools and universities, vocational education misses out.
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.
Policy continuity is what is needed to improve Australian students' maths capability.
A flat-rate fee on all student loans is a fairer economic proposal.
The role of private tuition plays a part in the overall success of students in Singapore, with around 80% of primary-school children having at least three hours of private tuition a week.
The furore over Australia's international ranking in science, maths and English obscures what we should really be focusing on.
Australia’s performance in science continues to slide due to ineffective, traditional teaching practices and an outdated curriculum. Here's what needs to change.
A focus on phonics may be the cure to Australia's literacy woes.
The questions young people tend to ask about maths often relate to their personal experience of how they found maths in school.
Exams do have a purpose, but they shouldn't be used to assess the recall of meaningless facts.
What students can learn from time spent in care homes.
Latest TIMSS report shows that students in Australia make very little – if any – progress in maths from Year 4 to Year 8.
A new proposed deal on school funding delivers the Gonski funding within budget.
In praise of the teaching excellence framework.
Being a good critical thinker is a desirable and highly-sought after trait for getting a job in today's economy. But are universities actually teaching this skill effectively?
Highly restrictive speech codes are now the norm in some of the world's universities.