A quality curriculum is essent...

Apr 14, 2019 by

By Ben Jensen and Jacqueline Magee – What students learn in schools is vital to their future, and to Australia’s. Yet public...

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Uni cheats may face jail

Apr 7, 2019 by

Cheats who take exams or write essays on behalf of university students could be jailed for two years if the Morrison government wins...

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The benefits of homework may n...

Mar 11, 2019 by

By Andrew Martin – With the start of a new school term, life for most families becomes more stressful. Adding the demands of...

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Breaking the period talk taboo

Mar 11, 2019 by

Spurred by stories of girls’ shame and embarrassment, a new school program is setting out to remove the stigma that surrounds...

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Tackling literacy inconsistenc...

Feb 25, 2019 by

By Thuy Pham – In over 18 years of educating students, I have met students at almost every imaginable level of literacy, from a...

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Why school shopping is killing...

Feb 24, 2019 by

Almost half of the students attending Sydney public secondary schools live outside the catchment area, suggesting the local...

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How posting a photo of your ch...

Feb 19, 2019 by

If you have posted a photo of your child’s first day at school or shared an image of them blowing out the candles on a birthday...

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OECD report says one-fifth of ...

Feb 14, 2019 by

By Pallavi Singhal – More than 20 per cent of Australian adults have very low literacy, numeracy and digital problem-solving...

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‘Staggering’: Cash...

Feb 10, 2019 by

Paying students to put effort into their schooling is an unorthodox proposal, and a potentially controversial one. But we should be...

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‘Winners and losers̵...

Jan 30, 2019 by

By Jordan Baker – The education gulf is widening with the numbers of high achieving HSC students increasingly concentrated in...

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Teachers must now pass mandato...

Jan 15, 2019 by

Aspiring teachers will be barred from working in Victorian classrooms if they fail a literacy and numeracy test under a tough new...

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Low ATAR students admitted int...

Dec 30, 2018 by

By Pallavi Singhal – Far more students with ATARs in the lowest bands are being admitted into teaching degrees than other...

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HSC 2018: The ATAR system is n...

Dec 18, 2018 by

By David Christie – Australians believe in fairness and equity and, in universities admissions, the ATAR is a fair and...

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‘I felt terrible’:...

Nov 28, 2018 by

By Jordan Baker – Ever since he was a baby, Declan Peno has loved books. “When he was really little, he used to toddle...

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Almost one in 10 students will...

Nov 26, 2018 by

By Pallavi Singhal – Nearly one-tenth of Australian high school students will never be taught by a qualified maths teacher....

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How public schools stop the mu...

Nov 21, 2018 by

By Richard Letts – Has anyone ever seen a child more ready to absolutely explode with hope than Anastasia? She’s...

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ACT schools are Australia̵...

Nov 19, 2018 by

By Sherryn Groch – The ACT is quick to celebrate its NAPLAN success each year, but beneath the raw numbers Canberra children...

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The price we pay for decades o...

Nov 13, 2018 by

By Ross Gittins – You can tell we’ve had generational change among our federal leaders when the latest prime minister through...

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Uproar after Nazi hats, gas ca...

Nov 8, 2018 by

By Henrietta Cook – A Victorian state school employee is being investigated after he brought firearms into class, baked a cake...

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Why we’re striking from ...

Oct 31, 2018 by

By Harriet O’Shea Carre & Milou Albrecht – It seems ridiculous that children have got to the point where they realise that...

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