The National Party’s new curriculum policy proposes reforms, when there are already several underway. What schools and teachers really need is more funding and less change.
The hit TV show ‘Abbott Elementary’ explores a variety of issues in education.
An education professor explains how a hit TV show about a struggling school became a jumping-off point for a course about urban education.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks to supporters before signing a bill that creates education savings accounts in January 2023.
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Most school-choice programs in the US have been approved by lawmakers. But when asked for their views, voters have overwhelmingly rejected them.
Difficulties in attracting and retaining teachers have a lot to do with the conditions they find themselves working in. Here are 3 ways to develop a school system that’s fairer and better for all.
Students walk by security fences installed in front of the Supreme Court.
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Once again, the court has expanded the legal ways that public funds can be used for students at religious institutions.
Schools barely rated a mention in the election campaign. But the incoming Albanese government faces a sector in crisis.
School funding inequities persist along racial and economic lines.
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Local control over school funding leads to uneven resources between districts, two legal scholars maintain.
A decade ago, it was hoped the Gonski reforms would level the playing field for Australian students, but the system is now even more unfair. A new book lays out how it all went wrong.
Learning recovery requires both in-school and out-of-school programmes.
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Researchers estimate that COVID-19 disruptions in 2020 set back the education system by five years.
Anthony Albanese on Tuesday will promise $440 million on better ventilation in schools, building upgrades, and mental health support for children as pupils get ready to return to school
As more normalcy returns to schools, will arts education programs rebound?
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Even before the pandemic, access to arts programs and qualified instructors varied greatly among schools and districts.
Schools in predominantly Black communities receive less funding, even though Black homeowners pay higher tax rates.
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A school finance expert and an education law scholar make the case for why reparations should be paid to African Americans by changing the way schools are funded.
Low-cost air-ventilation systems have been installed in many classrooms across the U.S. to help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
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Air-ventilation upgrades have been badly needed in U.S. classrooms since long before the pandemic. Low-tech filtration systems that cost about the same as a textbook per student can make a big difference.
More than half of U.S. public school students are children of color, while most of their teachers are white.
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Teacher turnover is higher among Black and Latino teachers than white teachers. An education policy expert explains what schools can do to reverse the trend.
Texas has collected and spent more money on wind energy than any other state.
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.
Students arrive at Dartmouth High School in Dartmouth, N.S., on Sept. 8, 2020.
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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.