ATAR: WA parents spend thousan...

Nov 1, 2019 by

By Marta Pascual Juanola – Anxious West Australian parents are spending thousands of dollars in private tutoring fees each year...

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I wouldn’t want my child...

Oct 30, 2019 by

Christopher Scanlon – Spend time with parents of school-age children and the conversation will sooner or later turn to gifted...

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Are high achievers the answer ...

Oct 21, 2019 by

By Paul O’Shannassy – I stopped teaching over a decade ago after 18 years at the coalface yet the comments still come. I...

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There’s an easy fix to i...

Oct 5, 2019 by

By Julie Sonnemann – It’s tough being a teacher. Stop sniggering – I’m serious. For one thing, there’s the incessant swipes at...

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Jewish boys taunted in shockin...

Oct 3, 2019 by

One student was forced to kneel down and kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate, while a five-year-old boy was allegedly called a...

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High school students using soc...

Aug 18, 2019 by

By Pallavi Singhal – When Sean Torban was trying to narrow down which university he wanted to go to, he turned to groups and...

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The students with disabilities...

Aug 6, 2019 by

For many families of children with disabilities, their first encounter with a Victorian state school is marked by...

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Competition fierce for places ...

Aug 5, 2019 by

Private girls’ schools say they are thriving despite intense competition for enrolments. Catholic girls’ school Presentation...

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‘Really disastrous’...

Jul 27, 2019 by

Jonathan Haidt has a prediction. In the not-too-distant future, Aussie backpackers will no longer be found exploring far-flung...

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Arthur Phillip High: Inside Sy...

Jul 27, 2019 by

Sydney has never seen a public school like it. When Arthur Phillip High’s $225 million high-rise campus opens in Parramatta in...

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Nearly 80 per cent of Australi...

Jul 22, 2019 by

By Ross Morrison – For the past 30 years I have worked at the frontline of school sport, watching as its popularity has...

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‘I don’t know who ...

Jul 19, 2019 by

By Henrietta Cook – The teaching of civics and citizenship is set to be overhauled in Victoria, following a campaign by...

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Parents go to Grace on crusade...

Jul 6, 2019 by

By Tony Moore – Parents crusading to ban religious instruction from Queensland schools during class hours have been granted an...

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Government to investigate why ...

Jun 16, 2019 by

An expert panel has been appointed by the Andrews government to investigate why rural and regional students are lagging behind their...

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‘So sad’: intake s...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Hundreds of children will miss out on a spot at one of Sydney’s most in-demand new public schools after the school’s...

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‘Our children are being ...

Jun 3, 2019 by

By Jordan Baker – Creativity in education advocate Sir Ken Robinson says children are being “incarcerated” indoors...

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Should CCTV be installed in cl...

Jun 1, 2019 by

By Jordan Baker – Late last month, a teacher accused of pinching, pushing and punching four students went all the way to a...

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NSW students to be excluded fr...

May 18, 2019 by

By Pallavi Singhal – Students in NSW public schools have been told they can’t participate in major school events without...

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Freeze on international studen...

Apr 30, 2019 by

By Henrietta Cook – Victorian state schools have been ordered to stop enrolling international students as applications surge to...

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Cut Catholic and private schoo...

Apr 16, 2019 by

Major changes to funding including the abolition of a $1.2 billion fund for Catholic and independent schools and introducing strong...

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