Education policy in Australia is being held back by a lack of data.
School expulsions are on the rise in Australia. But research shows individual punishment as a deterrent rarely works.
The claim that school spending has increased is misleading and simplistic.
Public perception of teachers influences not only those who may be considering entering teaching, but also how those in this profession perceive themselves.
Despite a steady stream of reviews into teacher education, little action has been taken. It has become a 'policy problem'. What is the evidence for current policy?
A new study has looked at what happend when grammar schools were made free to all children in the 1940s.
The Productivity Commission has said that education spending has substantially increased over the last decade but student achievement has shown little or no improvement. Is that true?
Australia needs a new approach to solve the rural staffing churn. The solution might be found in better preparing those who teach the teachers.
We need to have fewer teachers, to pay them more on scales differentiated by skill, and to have more restricted entry into teacher education programs.
There is little evidence that external inspections and evaluation measures produce better teachers.
We have an oversupply of teachers, a lack of specialist teachers and an undervalued profession.
The Scots thought their education system was world-beating, until the OECD started publishing rankings.
The right is celebrating the potential return of selective schools, but there are major political obstacles to overcome first.
Focusing on progress – not just achievement – and investing in improving teaching practice will help to lift slipping standards in Australian schools.
Advice from five education academics on what the new secretary of state should prioritise.
Are grammar schools a force for good in England's reformed education system?
20% of surveyed early education educators said they want to leave their job due to low pay, volume of paperwork and feeling undervalued.
The way the higher education sector uses data from the OECD is often technically correct, but substantively misleading.
Education does help to grow the economy, but research highlights some severe limitations.
Responsibility for the operation of public schools needs to be separated from the policymaking and regulatory functions and put into a separate authority.