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Private school pupils doubly advantaged by private tutoring

Private tutoring is used by many parents around the world to supplement their children’s education and boost their chances of success at school. In England, several surveys have estimated the prevalence…
He’s been reading for months already. Mother and child via Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock

Stop blaming poor parents for their children’s vocabulary

While the reading wars in education have raged for decades, most people agree that literacy is crucial for children and that the path to strong reading and writing skills begins in the home. But focusing…
Uniforms, books and school trips all add up. Kids at school via bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock

Hidden costs of state education are stigmatising poorer pupils

It’s official: poverty in England is getting worse. Britain is on the verge of becoming a nation deeply and permanently divided by poverty, according to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission…
Education minister Chris Pyne says the Gonski model was addressing a problem that doesn’t really exist in Australian education: equity. AAP Image/ Nikki Short) NO ARCHIVING

FactCheck: is Australian education highly equitable?

“The OECD says that we are a high equity nation in terms of our students… I don’t believe there is an equity problem in Australia.” – Education Minister Christopher Pyne, Lateline interview, 26 November…
The progress women made in the workforce decades ago appears to have stalled. State Library of South Australia/Flickr

Women starting behind and failing to catch up: report

Australian girls and women start out on an equal footing with males in school and higher education, but fall behind in workforce participation and leadership roles, according to a new report prepared for…
Malala Yousafzai on her way to attend her first day at school after she was shot by the Taliban last year. EPA

Why Malala matters: the Taliban’s war on women continues

One Pakistani teenage girl is back where she belongs: in school. But Malala Yousafzai, who was shot last year for campaigning for female education by the Taliban, is not your average school girl. Already…
Prime Minister Julia Gillard wants to close the equity gap in in Australian education. AAP/Alan Porritt

Australia closing equity gap, but education performance slipping: OECD

Australia has managed to improve equity in education, but that hasn’t stopped it slipping on performance according to new research from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD…

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