Despite a growth in revenue from wind farms, many rural school districts are being nudged by policy and law to spend the money on buildings and not instruction.
A policy of “choice” for full-time online schooling would weaken public education, erode funding for in-classroom supports and drive those who can afford it to private education.
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.
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.
Sustainability must be the centrepiece of the UK's investment in school buildings.
The struggle between the federal and state governments over when face-to-face teaching should resume in Australian schools is the latest in a long-running battle.
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.
Australia spends virtually the same on schools as the Estonian government, once wage differences are taken into account.
Democratic plans to boost school funding are rooted in research that shows more funding really does boost achievement for low-income students.
Children in classrooms – particularly in disadvantaged areas – are already feeling the very real effects of funding cuts.
Governments usually measure outcomes by standardised tests, such as NAPLAN. If schools are scrambling to improve their outcomes to gain funding, this can have a detrimental effect on teaching quality.
Public school funding aims for every student to have the same opportunities. But a new study shows parents contributions still perpetuate inequality in government schools.
If you're confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here's the low-down on what the policies actually mean.
New analysis shows public schools have similar, or even better, results than private schools with similar rankings of socioeconomic status.
Whoever the federal education minister after the May 18 election, he or she needs to put school funding, evidence for what works and initial teacher training front and centre.
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.
A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.
Schools throughout America's low-income communities have been deteriorating for years. Now's the time to do something about it, an education scholar argues.
Children in England are among the most tested and unhappiest in the western world.