PISA tests only three subjects that aren't representative of an entire education system. Meanwhile, the test conditions are different across countries and comparisons are fraught.
Uganda's English language policy is at odds with the situation on the ground in the country's rural schools.
Many Australians have long have called for the government to stop funding private schools. Now the UK's Labour party wants to get rid of private schools altogether. Could we do that here?
Many rely on David Gonski's ideas to shape the future of education policy. But his recommendation of personalised learning is a scripted, rigid version of education that will take us backwards.
New research shows that extra-curricular activities do more to help close the attainment gap between richer and poorer pupils than nebulous lessons in 'character'.
Research shows that the provinces vary widely in their ability to produce academic results for money they spend, and PEI shows the most efficient results.
If you're confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here's the low-down on what the policies actually mean.
Labor's main election promise for higher education is to restore the demand-driven system of funding, also known as scrapping the "cap" on government funding. Here's why that would be a good policy.
The Coalition has had longer than a three year cycle to make some changes to education. But since the 2016 election, what has it actually done? And what is Labor proposing?
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.
Charter school operators have been capitalizing on lax laws that let them lease building space to themselves at above-market rates. A simple ban could end the practice, two education scholars argue.
2018 was a mixed bag for schooling policy in Australia, with new ministers, a new organisation and auspicious anniversaries. It’s worth reflecting on the year that’s been.
The Melbourne Declaration is now ten years old. It acts as a national guide for education policy, practice and delivery in Australian schools.
Policy-makers use language test scores to determine who gets into universities or can immigrate. But there are problems with using single test scores to make such important decisions.
About 16 percent of all teachers change schools or leave teaching. Often, these changes occur in the middle of the school year, which causes significant setbacks in learning, researchers say.
The time to consolidate Ontario's two school systems is long overdue. It's no longer viable to dismiss the issue on Constitutional grounds. All that's needed is political will.
Over a third of pupils in the Gauteng province still travel more than five kilometres to school.
Practical ways forward for higher education policy reform include fixing the dysfunctional relationship between higher and vocational education or government-sponsored analysis of the future of work.
Labor’s pledge injects much-needed funds into education research, but it problematically evokes a biomedical model of research and teaching practice.
Funding debates dominated most education policy talks in 2017, but discussions look to be extending past the dollar value in 2018 with a number of high profile reports due for release.