School board elections are becoming increasingly fractious and political events, with candidates focused on one or two issues. An education policy scholar explains why that’s a worrisome trend.
A recently released schools policy guide has been receiving some criticism. Reports suggest it instructs teachers to not use terms like “boys and girls”, for instance. This is not entirely correct.
Vague references don’t cut it. The public deserves to know exactly how Alberta is relying on science, realism and high-quality problem-solving in its back to school plans during COVID-19.
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.
Newly-released body camera footage shows an Orlando police officer taking a 6-year-old girl away in handcuffs. A school safety expert explains the potential pitfalls of police in primary schools.
While the state of Texas says it is taking over the Houston school system in the name of school improvement, an expert argues the move is motivated by racism and political power struggles.
Dress codes in schools can mask a lot of inequality issues around gender, race and religion. Why not go with a simple policy that applies to everyone equally and discuss the underlying issues instead?
If we look at enrolment figures for public secondary schools, it’s untrue to say the steady drift towards private schools has been reversed.
‘Cage-like’ facilities, segregation, and high numbers of exclusions show the concerning ways schools have responded to challenging behaviours by students with disabilities.
Here’s why Labor’s figure for school funding is too high.
Here’s what the latest funding proposals mean for schools.
Education experts discuss changes to schools and universities following the federal treasurer’s budget speech.
Schooling expert Dr Glenn Savage answers your questions on recent changes to school funding.
For the first time, Education Minister Simon Birmingham has proposed a credible plan to deliver needs-based funding.
There is no evidence to suggest that vouchers are simpler, fairer and more transparent than current funding models.
Fear of repercussions and the feeling of not being taken seriously are two reasons why children who are bullied don’t seek help from teachers.
Every year, school districts across the U.S. try to plan out a bus schedule that works for all students while keeping costs and emissions low. Our mathematical models can help.
Schools need to have a formal policy in place for how to deal with heatwaves effectively and keep children cool and well.
For the first time since 1911, students in NSW can now complete Year 12 without having read a novel or poetry.
Fragmentation, inconsistency and a lack of accountability between alternative education providers means not all young people get access to a good education.