Our report examines Australia's educational performance against equity and excellence benchmarks. It finds the inequality gap is large and growing.
The Victorian government's funding is critical to helping disadvantaged students catch up. But the government needs to take several extra steps to ensure their funding has its desired effect.
The government should have a plan for how to help disadvantaged students catch up from learning lost during the pandemic, and how to better support students with mental health issues.
A Grattan Institute report shows the achievement gap between disadvantaged and advantaged students widens at triple the rate in remote schooling compared to regular class.
As many as one in five children in Australia start the school day without eating breakfast. About 15% arrive at school without lunch, or the money to buy it at the canteen.
The government can invest in a number of catch-up programs, including summer school and small group tuition, to help children who fall behind due to COVID-19.
Many of the new proposals would leave the wealthiest students and graduates better off.
Schools in poorer areas can make a significant impact on their students' lives. This can matter more, relative speaking, than higher test scores in wealthier suburbs.
Educational inequality in the UK takes root before children even begin primary school.
Half of clever students from poorer backgrounds fail to secure top GCSE grades.
Research shows that 80% of medical students come from just 20% of the UK's secondary schools.
This study confirms that a student’s background matters, and that targeting students early is vital.
If we fail to recognise that standardised tests are metro-centric, we will continue to produce disadvantage for rural students.
Students on 'enabling' courses may now have to pay substantial fees under higher education reforms.
Schooling expert Dr Glenn Savage answers your questions on recent changes to school funding.
Continuing the status quo will not reduce disadvantage, and over time may even increase it.
Fragmentation, inconsistency and a lack of accountability between alternative education providers means not all young people get access to a good education.
Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here's what else happened in education this year...
A new proposed deal on school funding delivers the Gonski funding within budget.
Two years of high-quality preschool is one of the most effective strategies we have to change the trajectories of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.