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The top ranking education systems in the world aren’t there by accident. Here’s how Australia can climb up

High performing systems invest relentlessly in their teachers. They focus on the same things Australian governments do – recruiting the best, training teachers well and giving them practical support and development.
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The Recovery Book: what Australian governments should do now

This publication is a policy and strategy blueprint for federal, state and territory governments, including for hospitals and health care, schools and universities, roads and trains, budgets and energy.
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COVID catch-up: helping disadvantaged students close the equity gap

Australia should launch a $1 billion, six-month tutoring blitz to help one million disadvantaged school students recover learning lost during the COVID-19 lockdowns, according to this Grattan Institute report.
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Attracting high achievers to teaching

Bright young Australians are turning their backs on teaching. Australia needs more high achievers in teaching, because great teachers are the key to better student performance. This report suggests some options to make the profession more attractive.
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Measuring student progress: a state-by-state report card

This national report card on NAPLAN school results reveals big differences between the states on the rate of progress students make over the course of their schooling.
Submission

Submission to the NAPLAN Reporting Review 2019

NAPLAN is a national asset. With 12 years of data, gathered four times during the course of every student’s schooling, it provides vital insight into how schools and students are performing. In this submission to the 2019 NAPLAN Reporting Review, Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann...
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Top teachers: sharing expertise to improve teaching

A new career path for expert teachers could transform Australian schools and boost student learning by 18 months by the time they turn 15.
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Engaging students: creating classrooms that improve learning

When students are engaged in class, they learn more. It is vital that teachers create the right classroom climate for learning: raising student expectations; developing a rapport with students; establishing routines; challenging students to participate and take risks. These all affect how much their students...
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Circuit breaker: a new compact on school funding

Overview A new deal among governments and school systems can end Australia’s toxic school funding debate and transform teaching and learning in schools, without costing the Commonwealth more money. Historically low inflation rates create an unprecedented opportunity to reduce excessive school indexation payments that are...
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Widening gaps: what NAPLAN tells us about student progress

Learning gaps between Australian students of different backgrounds are alarmingly wide and grow wider as students move through school. SummaryThe gap between students whose parents have low education and those with highly educated parents grows from 10 months in Year 3 to around two-and-a-half years...