Melbourne University says free...

Jun 15, 2021 by

The University of Melbourne is considering a gender affirmation policy that would prohibit public events or speech that could harm...

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To improve Australian schools,...

Jun 8, 2021 by

Adopting the practices of high-performing nations on PISA will not, on its own, improve Australia’s educational performance. Adopting...

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New national curriculum teache...

Jun 8, 2021 by

A revised Australian curriculum would give greater weight to the nation’s diversity and to First Nations culture, but less emphasis...

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We must keep students connecte...

Mar 14, 2021 by

Last year, the coronavirus pandemic challenged higher education, financially and existentially. Australian universities have worked...

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‘The children decided’: School...

Feb 22, 2021 by

On one level it was a straightforward play-based assignment for the year 1 students of Princes Hill Primary School: they were to...

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Education Minister says the re...

Nov 29, 2020 by

The controversial year 1 phonics screening check will be compulsory in NSW public schools from next year after the state’s...

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Susan Ryan opened doors that w...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Anthony Albanese – My last conversation with Susan Ryan was on September 4. It began with the usual pleasantries but typically,...

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We must ensure all children re...

Oct 20, 2020 by

For a country as wealthy as ours, the prospect that some disadvantaged children may never go back to school is unacceptable. By Anton...

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Coronavirus Victoria: Families...

Sep 25, 2020 by

Thousands of high-achieving year 8 students still have no idea whether they will be accepted into Victoria’s select-entry...

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COVID-19 restrictions for NSW ...

Aug 18, 2020 by

By Natassia Chrysanthos – Students must stay within their year groups and inter-school activities will be confined to local...

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Words fail me: phonics test ju...

Aug 9, 2020 by

By Susan Williams – Let’s reinvent the wheel, shall we? Let’s ignore research and well-tested outcomes. Because...

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Feeling a little bit ‘me...

Jul 19, 2020 by

As hundreds of thousands of children and their parents reboot their screens for the return to remote learning on Monday, each...

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Some of our brightest still sl...

Jun 29, 2020 by

As students officially returned to school following the COVID lockdown, many gifted children found themselves returning to a mundane...

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Dance, netball and gender bias...

Jun 27, 2020 by

The newly co-ed Marist Catholic College in North Sydney is putting staff and boys through gender bias training, so it doesn’t...

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Primary school hit by virus ou...

Jun 1, 2020 by

Two schools in Melbourne’s north-west remained closed for deep cleaning on Monday after students tested positive to COVID-19 last...

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Queensland classrooms could be...

May 14, 2020 by

By Jocelyn Garcia – Teachers will be ready to welcome Year 2 to 10 students to class on May 25 if it’s safe to do so,...

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Coronavirus Qld: Government to...

Apr 12, 2020 by

The Queensland government will announce plans by Tuesday to use television – initially the ABC – to get school classes to...

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Jasmine is part of an under-re...

Feb 23, 2020 by

While American university students proudly wear ‘first in family’ badges, those in Australia suffer higher drop-out...

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Can the declining Scouting mov...

Feb 1, 2020 by

A former Leaping Wolf revisits his Cubs pack to see how the Scouting movement is faring in the face of multiple challenges. Once a...

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‘Sense of urgency’...

Jan 13, 2020 by

Elizabeth Stone’s high school students love books. But when the Queenwood principal asks them to name those books, they often...

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