New research shows that extra-curricular activities do more to help close the attainment gap between richer and poorer pupils than nebulous lessons in 'character'.
The education system needs an urgent re-think to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds a better chance in life.
All schools were closed throughout south-east Queensland due to severe rain.
Bad weather conditions often force schools to make unplanned closures.
New research finds clubs can help close the education gap and improve children's social skills.
Too many students are struggling to make the grade.
A new OECD report has put the spotlight on countries where teenagers struggle in maths, reading and science.
Not a good time to be a boy.
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White boys from poorer backgrounds repeatedly come up worst when it comes to attainment.
In praise of non-formal learning.
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Disadvantaged pupils know what they're missing when it comes to extra-curricular activities.
Children’s backgrounds peg them to different achievement levels from a young age.
Scotland likes to think of itself as a nation reflecting the core social values of collectivism and meritocracy. Yet social and economic inequality is deeply entrenched within both the education system…