A Liberal MP who took a swipe at teachers' work hours and holidays - and questioned the prep they do from home - was forced to clarify his comments after raising the ire of educators and commentators.Read More »
The federal government has released its 2018 budget but were there any big gamechangers for schools and education? Read the latest education budget round-up.Read More »
The federal government says its 2018 budget confirms its commitment to new schools funding and education reform. Read Education minister Simon Birmingham's words.Read More »
A program to train and register reading volunteers has been slammed as a "slap in the face" to parents and grandparents already helping out in schools.Read More »
Most students already exceed the recommended two-hour daily limit for screen use. But here are eight ways to reduce the negative impacts of electronic devices.Read More »
The Australian Education Union says 87% of public schools are funded below the minimum requirement, with $1.9 billion cut from public schools in 2018 & 2019.Read More »
Gonski 2.0 makes 23 recommendations in a radical rethink of the education system. Read the list here.
Year-based curriculum should be scrapped over the next five years to allow students to learn progressively to their abilities. This is one of 23 recommendations in Gonski's new report, listed here.Read More »
Opinion: The new Gonski 2.0 report reflects a smorgasbord of popular ideas that have been doing the rounds for some time. But implementing the recommendations will require overcoming many political hurdles.Read More »
Why our ailing schools need Gonski 2.0. Read the federal government’s reasoning for an education overhaul.
Australia has dropped from 4th in the world for literacy to 16th, 7th in mathematics to 25th and 4th in science to 14th yet we spend more money per student than higher-performing countries. The government says the education system needs a shake up.Read More »
The best depth studies include fieldwork and exposing students to real-world investigations. School News finds out more from Jenny Murphy of Latitude Group Travel.Read More »