Three reasons why the new progress measures may be a misleading indicator of school performance.
Do we really need to focus on things like spelling or memorising dates if technology can do that for us? Perhaps education should focus on other things instead.
A prescriptive English curriculum is in danger of making writing boring for primary school children.
There's a simple solution to the school uniform conundrum: have a range of sanctioned options and allow students to choose, no matter their gender.
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.
Turns out children don't necessarily become smarter just because they have learned how to play the piano or sing in a choir.
Our schooling system needs a rethink.
Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here's what else happened in education this year...
How can educators face the new challenges brought by the Alt-Right and post-truth environment?
Working-class students are put off by a perceived future of low pay and high debt.
Scandinavia's innovative education models present a more diverse and realistic image of the world we live in, and steer clear of gender stereotypes.
The latest PISA report shows Indonesian girls outperforming boys in all subjects. But, overall, Indonesian students are low performers among students of PISA-participating countries.
Leaving school early more than doubles your risk of heart attack, according to a new Australian study.
Bedtime stories can be comforting, chilling and mysterious, but new research highlights how emotions change depending on how children are doing it.
East Asian pupils continue to outpace their counterparts in Western schools.
No Theresa May, "deprioritising" school places for children isn't the right way to go about reducing immigration figures.
The gender gap matters, and we need to recruit, train and retain more men to care for and educate our youngest children
Acts of arson by Kenyan high school students have been characterised as 'mindless hooliganism'. But research shows that students are actually engaging in purposeful, reasoned political action.
There are currently far too few vacant academic jobs in Australia each year to employ all our PhD students. It's time to rethink the training of doctoral students.
Business Briefing: breaking down the 457 visa myths.
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Policies targeting the 457 visa workers scheme aren't going to improve the employment prospects for low skilled workers and Australia's unemployed, an expert says.