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Education policy should focus on making sure that every student makes great progress, rather than accountability for test scores or teacher performance pay. from www.shutterstock.com

Three schools reforms that will lift student outcomes

Focusing on progress – not just achievement – and investing in improving teaching practice will help to lift slipping standards in Australian schools.
Those teachers who upgraded to an early childhood teaching degree were most likely to leave the profession. from www.shutterstock.com

One in five early childhood educators plan to leave the profession

20% of surveyed early education educators said they want to leave their job due to low pay, volume of paperwork and feeling undervalued.
Education groups need to make sure they use data to make useful comparisons that are in no way misleading. from www.shutterstock.com

OECD figures are not what they seem in higher education

The way the higher education sector uses data from the OECD is often technically correct, but substantively misleading.
Should the government both manage and regulate school systems in Australia? from www.shutterstock.com

Why education departments should be broken up

Responsibility for the operation of public schools needs to be separated from the policymaking and regulatory functions and put into a separate authority.
More training is needed to help teachers understand how to better support students with disability. from www.shutterstock.com

Children with disability are being excluded from education

Schools are deliberately disregarding disability standards through rejecting school places, being reluctant to make teaching adjustments and having poor attitudes towards disability.
One in three Australian children do not attend early education for the hours needed to make a difference. from www.shutterstock.com

Government must boost attendance rates in early education

The children most likely to benefit from quality early education are the most likely to miss out. Here are five key changes the government needs to make to address this.
Many claim the Safe Schools program is essential for reducing homophobia and transphobia in school. from www.shutterstock.com

Safe Schools review findings: experts respond

After a three-week debacle, the findings of the review into the Safe Schools Coalition program are out. Here's what academic experts make of the review.
Deregulating TAFE would have serious impacts for the labour market. from www.shutterstock.com

Deregulating TAFE is a big risk to the labour market

The risks posed by deregulating the vocational education and training sector have serious impacts for large sections of the labour market.

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