Whoever the federal education minister after the May 18 election, he or she needs to put school funding, evidence for what works and initial teacher training front and centre.
Schools in poorer areas can make a significant impact on their students' lives. This can matter more, relative speaking, than higher test scores in wealthier suburbs.
A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.
Schools throughout America's low-income communities have been deteriorating for years. Now's the time to do something about it, an education scholar argues.
Children in England are among the most tested and unhappiest in the western world.
Victorian schools could potentially be without federal funding after 31 December if the state government refuses to sign up to the Gonski 2.0 funding reforms.
Were the Victorian Greens correct about pubic school funding? We asked the experts to check the numbers.
Why are headteachers from across the country protesting at Westminster?
Increased funding to Catholic schools won't necessarily make them more accessible for low-income families.
Michelle Grattan speaks with University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini about the week in politics.
New analysis shows wealthy parents at advantaged Catholic primary schools could actually afford the increase to school fees under the needs-based model.
After fierce attack from Catholic schools over the new funding arrangements, the Morrison government has announced a new $4.6 billion package for non-government schools.
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.
Flexischools appear to be doing Indigenous education better than mainstream schooling. To close the gap in education, we should look at what these schools are doing and apply it in the mainstream.
Education policy experts run through the major changes for education in Budget 2018 for schools, VET and higher education.
Traditional public schools suffer as states create favorable funding schemes for charter schools and school vouchers.
Catholic schools say they're losing money under Gonski 2.0, but this is only true for schools serving students in affluent areas – those in poorer areas will either be unaffected, or get more.
Federal courts have long declined to enshrine the right to education into federal law. A careful look at the history of the 14th Amendment shows why that may be the wrong approach.
NAPLAN is good at measuring some aspects of education, including knowledge difference between demographics, but has not produced a positive effect on student learning outcomes.
Australia has the third most expensive education system in the OECD, but we might not be getting what we pay for.