Most of the new schools needed will be primary schools.
Inner-city parents in urban redevelopment zones are the most likely to have problems getting their children into a government school.
Setting minimum ATAR levels will not improve quality of teaching.
A change in enrolment patterns demands a more comprehensive approach to selection to teacher education programs that goes beyond establishing minimum ATAR cutoff points.
Does the diversity of your local school reflect your local area?
Rather than being microcosms of the community, schools are increasingly divided by class and ethnicity.
Some students struggle with reading and need to be taught in different ways.
Around a fifth of children aged five to 16 will experience reading difficulties. Schools need clear guidelines on how to choose the best literacy programs for their students.
When Higher Education gets involved in our children's schooling, we risk widening inequalities and creating ethical dangers.
The year’s nearly ended, but we’re still not sure how to best fund our universities.
2013 was the year of Gonski; 2014 the year of higher education reform; 2015 has been the year of … hmmm … wait, what actually happened this year? Just a lot of chat really, with much debate, but little…
Thousands of students are being signed up to courses that they have little or no chance of completing.
Tightening regulation will contain the damage but this alone will not address the deeper problems in vocational education.
Science is key to creating a more innovative nation.
Through creating entrepreneurs and boosting global collaboration, science has the potential to drive economic growth and innovation – if only the government would properly fund it.
Should the OECD education report inform policy on schools?
We should be cautious of implementing policies off the back of the OECD's annual education report, which makes vast comparisons between countries and leaves out crucial data.
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A systematic review of 199 international studies suggests that arts education remains a moot point.
Current policies aren’t working – it’s time to open the door to other suggestions.
Current incentives used to recruit more teachers to work in rural and regional schools aren't working. But could the health sector offer up some possible solutions?
What motivates kids?
What role does a bit of recognition play for students?
The new wave of academies created since 2010 are very different to those that went before.
Ugandan children are meant to learn in local mother tongues for their first three years of primary school.
In Uganda, private schools are simply ignoring a policy that calls for pupils to learn in a mother tongue rather than in English for the first three years of their education.
Hop along now dears. HRH Queen Mary with nursery children in 1930.
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Despite big changes in childcare policy at the end of the 20th century, we're asking many of the same questions as in the 1960s.
Judging a school on its test scores isn’t a well-rounded measure.
New research says we're doing the wrong things to improve "quality" in our schools, but the measures of quality used are not the right ones.
What does a Conservative majority mean for schools?
The new majority Tory government now has the confidence in pursuing its aspirational education manifesto.
Girls head home from school in a Kenyan slum. Many parents believe private schooling will help their children get ahead in a tough economy.
Kenya's public schools are scoring a failing grade. Now several pieces of government policy are threatening low-cost private schools' ability to fill the gap.
Schools have sat on the sidelines watching a game of political football.
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The next government will inherit an education system that is creaking under the strain of largely inept political meddling.
Making a comeback
Boston Public Library
The fashionistas aren't flocking there yet but things are happening in Brick City – especially when it comes to education policy.