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School funding

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Policy

Policy initiative: Fully funded public schools

For too long, Labor and Liberal Governments have made special deals with private schools that continue to see public schools underfunded. The Greens are the party of public education and are committing to the largest investment in public education of any party.
Report

Losing the game: state of our schools in 2017

Australia is losing the education game. We will not return to the winner’s list until we address inequity in our schools. Funding lies at the core of that inequity.
Report

Review of the socio-economic status score methodology: final report

This report examines how socio-economic status (SES) scores are calculated for non-government schools, which informs the base level of taxpayer funding they receive. The report recommends technical changes to one element of the formula used to distribute funding for non-government schools and systems, based on...
Policy report

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...
Report

Grants to non-government schools

This audit tested a sample of grants provided to non‑government schools under all major schemes, and found that the NSW Department of Education consistently allocates and distributes grants in line with its methodology.
Commentary

Has Gonski stepped outside the square?

The second Gonski report has been presented to the federal government, and will soon to be made public. Will it back innovative ideas to improve schools — and if it does, will it get the support it needs?
Evaluation

Formative evaluation of the Principal Recruitment Allowance

New Zealand's Principal Recruitment Allowance is an allowance available to boards of trustees in schools which face significant challenges and have a principal vacancy. This formative evaluation seeks to understand how a programme is operating and inform decision making aimed at improvement.
Commentary

Catholic schools aren’t all the same, and Gonski 2.0 reflects this

Catholic schools say they're losing money under Gonski 2.0, but this is only true for schools serving students in affluent areas – those in poorer areas will either be unaffected, or get more.
Commentary

The Piccoli prescription

The former NSW education minister says Australia has a cultural problem when it comes to schooling.
Report

The Commonwealth’s role in improving schools

This report argues that the Commonwealth should not use the extra money it is spending on schools as an excuse to intervene more broadly in school education.