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An explosion in the number of high-rise apartments across our capital cities is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in "jam-packed" public schools. Too many students and not enough classrooms. How did government's get it so wrong?
In his official Budget reply address last night, Bill Shorten laid out Labor's plan to get the country moving in the wake of the mining boom. It's an agenda with an emphasis on education and clean energy.
The Opposition leader rejected the Government's Budget...
Parental choice, supported by government funding, has produced a very diverse school system. It’s no longer the norm to send all children to the local comprehensive public high school. School choice has sharpened the dividing line between students from different socio-economic backgrounds but it also...
Author and academic Marion Maddox argues in her latest book that the proliferation of faith-based schools, paid for often largely by the government, is undermining Australia's pioneering system of free and secular school education.
Australia's pioneering system of free...
A new study into the health and safety of Australia's school principals has found that they are seven times more likely to experience violence on the job compared to the rest of the working population.
The Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety, & Wellbeing Survey,...
There has been a mixed reaction to a review that has found the national school curriculum is 'overcrowded', and neglects the importance of western civilisation.
The review, which was commissioned by the Abbott Government, was conducted by conservative education commentator Kevin Donnelly and public...
Panel discussion on the Australian VET sector with Peter Noonan (Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy Professorial Fellow), Megan Lilly (Manufacturing Skills Australia head of Workforce Development), and Bruce Mackenzie (former Chairman and founder of TAFE Directors Australia).
A couple of...
The Victorian Government will no longer allow special religious education—known elsewhere in Australia as scripture—to be taught during lesson time in the state’s public primary schools.
Since the 1950s, it’s had a small place in the official timetable. But now lessons specific to one...