Improved funding will provide better opportunities for students.
An independent authority should control the tertiary funding system in Australia in order to best implement policy objectives.
For young people leaving school without completing Year 12, a VET qualification is the main way they can continue their education.
New research shows private VET providers are ill-equipped to tackle the learning needs of vulnerable young people, who are increasingly being enrolled onto these training courses.
Education policy can’t get off the ground because of a lack of good data.
Education policy in Australia is being held back by a lack of data.
Teachers can help parents support their child’s maths learning at home.
Here are some strategies that can help boost both teachers' and their students' confidence in maths.
Serena Williams has just surpassed Roger Federer’s record for matches won at Grand Slam tournaments.
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Many commentators believe that Serena Williams is the greatest female tennis player of all time – but that should be judged not just on Grand Slam wins.
Attending two years of preschool improves children’s readiness for school.
Ireland is the latest country to offer two years of preschool education to all children. Is it time Australia followed suit?
Will proposed reforms to VET FEE-HELP tackle abuse by private providers?
Under the proposed plan for reform, there is still a risk that private providers will continue to shop between the Commonwealth and the states for the best price and conditions.
Is the benefit of a university education overstated?
Young people today will need to be more flexible and more entrepreneurial than in the past. Universities can help by designing courses that will have value in a rapidly changing economy.
Predictions that top women athletes will soon be competing with the best men, and may even outperform them someday, have not borne out.
A 1992 paper predicted that if women's running performance continued to improve as rapidly as it had since the 1920s, top women athletes would soon be running as quickly as the men.
The living room TV isn’t the only way to watch the Olympics these days.
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The way we consume sport is changing, and that's having massive ramifications on the way sport and broadcast television are funded.
Paula Radcliffe holds the world record in the women’s marathon, at 2:15:25.
Just like an efficient car on a long trip, the best marathon runners also use less energy to run at a given speed.
What are some alternatives to the ATAR?
In determining a replacement for the ATAR, it will be essential to consider the impacts of any such change on the school and vocational education systems.
Athletes must execute their individualised race plan to the best of their ability to win.
Races at the international level are often decided by as little as 0.01 of a second.
Gold medal winner Mack Horton (centre) said he had no time or respect for drug cheats in reference to silver medallist Sun Yang.
Rarely do we see such unscripted individual honesty on difficult topics such as doping, right in the middle of arguably the biggest international sporting stage.
Students pay between $6,256 and $10,440 for a university degree, depending on which course they choose to study.
After almost a decade of failed processes to reform the current funding system, the government must produce a revised system that improves the quality of outcomes for students in all courses.
Given how much money, time and effort has been invested in schooling reforms, why aren’t we seeing substantial improvement across Australia?
Average NAPLAN results don’t tell the full story. Diving into the details is essential if we are to understand what is going on in Australian education.
Footballer Adam Goodes was daring to speak of things that many Australians would prefer to be ignorant of.
Until we see a marked change in the stories that are told, together with a shift from inclusion to social justice, the national story of Australian sport will remain very, very white.
A rare sight these days, with the decline of the VHS.
The era of the VCR is coming to a close, but it's impact on the way we consume and produce content has been profound.
The Australian netball team after their gold medal win at the Netball World Cup in 2015.
AAP Image/Paul Miller
Netball – one of Australia's most popular sports – is on track to turn professional. Is this an exciting new chapter for female athletes? Or does netball's success draw attention from other sports, where women can smack balls, and roam freely?
In a citizens’ jury, difficult issues are passionately but respectfully discussed by a cross-section of people from the community.
NHS Citizen Assembly
A citizens' jury has been working to refresh the Future Melbourne strategy. It's part of a broader shift from government decision-making for communities to decision-making with communities.