Microschools might be an attractive alternative to regular public schools that are wrestling with the pandemic, but they are mostly out of reach for low-income students, a researcher says.
If it sounds like the law is all over the place on school mask mandates, that’s because it is. The nation’s schools are subject to a complex web of local, state and federal laws.
Parents don’t only pay for private schools. Many public schools ask parents to make ‘voluntary contributions’, and many more are upping their fundraising game.
In interviews, female teachers at three all-boy schools in three capital cities have disclosed instances of sexism from students, male colleagues and parents.
All-boys’ schools often choose texts for English study written by men. But the sexism goes beyond that. They are more likely to shy away from any exploration of gender in literature.
One recommendation to fix inequity in Australia is for the government to fund non-government schools to the same degree as government schools, while banning them from charging fees.
International school enrolments have flatlined over the period 2016-2019, even as tertiary enrolments increased by more than 30% across the same period.
The battle to expand private education in South Carolina amid the pandemic mirrors previous struggles over civil rights and highlights the ways systemic racism has undermined public education.
A former education minister recently suggested Australian governments fully fund private primary schools, like Canada does. But a Canadian educational researcher says this isn’t accurate.
Fully funding private primary schools would significantly decrease inequity in Australia. And it wouldn’t cost the government too much more than it’s already spending on education.
The Education Department is reinterpreting rules Congress wrote for how public school systems should share federal dollars with private schools.
Private schools are set to get a boost of billions under a new formula that links government funding to parents’ incomes rather than the socioeconomic profile of where they live.
A team of researchers have developed a method in which Australian children can have access to schools outside their catchment area.
An analysis of trips to school has found the extra time and distance private secondary school students travel is a significant contributor to morning peak-hour congestion.
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?
There’s no evidence that private schools produce better results than state schools for equivalent pupils.
Over the past few decades secondary schools have become larger and fewer in number. For parents, this had made choices at once more limited, but also more complicated.
Australia is in the midst of a population boom. But Catholic school enrolments have been decreasing since 2013.
Integrating private schools into the state system will offer little benefit to socially disadvantaged pupils. Addressing the inequalities between state schools should be the focus.
Over the last 150 years, NSW has responded to the demand for public secondary schooling differently from the rest of Australia.