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.
Michelle Grattan and Deep Saini discuss what's been making headlines this week in politics.
The issues with Lee Rhiannon involved trust in her, and the ability of the hardline NSW branch to bind MPs.
Bob Brown, a long-time critic, repeated his previous description of Lee Rhiannon as 'the Greens' version of Tony Abbott'.
While Malcolm Turnbull celebrates the parliament passing the school funding package, the government is still trying to deal with an energy crisis.
The passage of the new schools funding program is a big win for Australian children.
As it attempts to limit vulnerabilities and confront pressing issues, the government is sending some confusing signals to the electorate.
Simon Birmingham met Catholic education representatives on Monday night, receiving such a haranguing that at times it was difficult for him to get a word in.
'Cage-like' facilities, segregation, and high numbers of exclusions show the concerning ways schools have responded to challenging behaviours by students with disabilities.
Here's why Labor’s figure for school funding is too high.
Federal and state government funding to the Catholic sector does not necessarily then flow straight to the school.
Accurate data is needed for how disability funding is being used in schools so that it can be allocated correctly.
The Turnbull government's schools funding proposal 'should be embraced by all sides of politics' provided some adjustments are made, a Grattan Institute submission says.