Parents’ perspectives on home-based learning in the COVID-19 pandemic
School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shifted schooling from the classroom to the home. This paper provides an insight into parents’ perspectives of this experience of home-based learning. The research shows parents have a wide range of views on how, how often, and how...
Pain without gain: why school closures are bad policy
While policymakers are in the unenviable position of seemingly having to trade off between public health and children’s education, nonetheless it remains essential that they be held to account for their policy decisions. Evidence-based public policy is more important during a pandemic — not less.
Overcoming the odds 2: where are the top-performing disadvantaged secondary schools?
Academic results can differ significantly between schools, despite them having similar levels of funding and disadvantage. This indicates that improving outcomes for disadvantaged students is not just a question of how much money is spent but also how it is spent.
Overcoming the odds: a study of Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools
This study investigated Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools, with the aim of finding any common policies and practices that have led to their success.
What the Gonski 2 Review got wrong
This report argues that the 'Gonski 2 Review' into Australian schools failed to fulfill its terms of reference to examine the evidence regarding the most effective teaching and learning strategies, and to provide advice on how the extra federal government funding for schools should be...