Australia's decline in PISA rankings and criticisms of NAPLAN tell us we should also be looking at how we assess teacher quality.
Results from a recent trial of England's phonics check in South Australia show teachers liked it and students need it.
Finding time to read to your children can be hard, but there are several ways you can make sure your child gets the most out of time for reading aloud.
Research shows therapy dogs can be beneficial for students in many ways including reducing stress and anxiety, and helping students feel more excited about participating in classroom activities.
Early STEM skills are as important as early literacy skills. Parents can help their preschoolers develop STEM skills by working these simple techniques into everyday activities.
Kenyans believe that fixing education is not someone else's task or someone else's failure.
Every year South Africans spend twice as much on chocolate than they do on books
Using equivalent year levels provides us with a clearer picture of the gap for Indigenous students, who can be up to an equivalent of 7.7 years behind their non-Indigenous counterparts in writing.
In the elementary classroom, improv can nurture a collaborative and creative climate in which even reticent kids want to participate.
Amid concerns about Australia’s position in international literacy rankings, parents are an untapped resource for improving literacy.
The confidence to navigate between cultures and languages is essential in the world today. Start the education this holiday, with adventure stories from Guam to the North Pole.
The results are in, and student achievement on NAPLAN has plateaued in literacy and numeracy, with some areas of improvement.
The results of an international study into reading skills offer reason for optimism for Australian students. But tragically, too many children are still being left behind.
NAPLAN is great at tracking changes over time and between demographics, but not so great at measuring what factors effect change, engagement or creativity.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham is right to be concerned about the number of children struggling with literacy - but this test is not the solution.
In the US, differences in school results among poorer children depend more on environment than genes. In Australia, the story is different.
Indonesian politicians and public figures say Indonesians have a low interest in reading. But people in disadvantaged areas defy this perception; they always welcome new books with joy.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Eye-tracking research reveals that children are likely to read new words faster and easier if they have heard the words before.
Supporting early childhood literacy is not just about reading to your child. Research has found there are many and varied ways to increase literacy in early learning.