Failing to provide an appropriate education for students who are gifted increases the risk of mental health issues, boredom, frustration, and behavioural problems.
Phonics instruction gives children letter-sound knowledge, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves.
A prescriptive English curriculum is in danger of making writing boring for primary school children.
We are now seeing technology being designed with education in mind, and it's changing the way students' learn and understand.
Wearing a skirt at school can make girls less likely to participate in physical activity, and it's time schools changed their uniform policies.
If we want our children to stay healthy, we need to start making it a priority for schools.
We take a closer look at some of the common claims made this year to see if there is any truth to them.
Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here's what else happened in education this year...
Various forms of testing that reduce students’ knowledge, capacities and skills to a single number cannot of themselves help inform improvement.
While spending has grown for preschools, schools and universities, vocational education misses out.
The latest round of NAPLAN results show Australia's school systems are not good at reducing the influence of a student's background on their academic achievement.
Policy continuity is what is needed to improve Australian students' maths capability.
A proposal may give 10,000 free places a year to low-income students, but private schools may not be a better fit.
If we want excellence in our schools, we have to provide a system with the incentives, enablers and rewards for improvement built in.
Politicians need to stop meddling with education policy and invest in teachers if Australia's science, mathematics and reading standards are to improve.
Rather than leaping to conclusions about a failing education system, we need to look at what the data tells us about student performance at a state level to help us make more informed decisions.
The furore over Australia's international ranking in science, maths and English obscures what we should really be focusing on.
Australia’s performance in science continues to slide due to ineffective, traditional teaching practices and an outdated curriculum. Here's what needs to change.
Exams do have a purpose, but they shouldn't be used to assess the recall of meaningless facts.
Latest TIMSS report shows that students in Australia make very little – if any – progress in maths from Year 4 to Year 8.