Government schools

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Report

ICT provisioning in schools

This audit report investigates how the Victorian Department of Education and Training provides ICT infrastructure, resources and services to government schools.
Policy

Free education for life

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on education in Australia.
Working paper

A review of the Gonski school funding inquiry and report

This working paper is a comprehensive review of the original Gonski Inquiry and its report on school funding in Australia. It analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the funding model recommended by the report.
Briefing paper

NSW Public schools to 2031: impact of enrolment growth on demand for teachers

This briefing paper, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation, examines the impact of enrolment growth on the future demand for teachers in the NSW public school system.
Working paper

The unwinding of Gonksi - Part 3: Morrison abandons needs-based funding

This paper provide a comprehensive review of how the Morrison Government completed the demolition of the Gonski school funding model begun by the Abbott Government and continued by the Turnbull Government.
Briefing paper

Over-funding of private schools to increase while public schools remain under-funded

This paper provides new estimates of the over-funding of private schools provided by the Morrison Government. They are based on data published last year by Senate Estimates. The paper also provides new estimates of the under-funding of public schools.
Report

School microclimates

Based on empirical data collections, this report provides more than twenty practical recommendations on how to reduce the impacts of outdoor heat.
Report

Examination into the use of apps and web‐based learning tools in Victorian government primary schools

This examination involved collecting information from the Department of Education (DET) and four government primary schools to understand how digital learning tools are being used from Prep to Year 6. Schools are obliged to consider privacy when selecting digital learning tools. However, this report finds...
Report

The state of schooling: state, state-integrated and private school performance in New Zealand

This report explores school effectiveness across state, state-integrated, and private schools, otherwise defined as school authority (or type).
Report

The bureaucratisation of public education in Australia

This report provides an analysis of the huge increase in the bureaucratisation of public education in Australia since 2002.
Report

Management of the Student Resource Package

In Victoria, almost 64 per cent of students are educated in a government school. The Student Resource Package’s (SRP) objectives include improving the targeting of resources by aligning them to student learning needs. This audit examines if the Department of Education and Training accurately allocates...
Report

Victorian schools: determining and distributing funding

This paper looks at funding flows from the Australian and Victorian governments to government and non-government schools.
Report

Investigations into allegations of nepotism in government schools

This report draws attention to a problem that has become a regular subject of ‘public interest disclosures’ to the Ombudsman – nepotism in government schools. It highlights the need for school principals and staff to check and follow integrity obligations, and the need for public...
Report

The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2019 data

The aim of this research project is to conduct a longitudinal study monitoring school leaders’ (principals and deputy/assistant principals) health and wellbeing annually.
Report

Towards a thriving digital resource ecology with teachers

This scoping and co-design research project establishes how teachers in Victorian government schools and key stakeholders engage with digital educational resources primarily in teaching and learning and, to a lesser extent, in professional learning contexts.
Commentary

Everyone loses when schools are segregated ... but some more than others

Only fifteen minutes from Parliament House, four Canberra schools reveal the growing segregation in Australian education — and how government policy is at its heart.
Policy report

What do parents want from schools?

This paper provides an insight into parental perspectives of the current state of school choice and resourcing, based on a survey of Australian parents that reveals the areas of importance to them—and how they and their children could be better served by the education system.
Report

Ensuring teaching quality in NSW public schools

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the NSW Department of Education's and the NSW Education Standards Authority's arrangements to ensure teaching quality in NSW public schools.
Working paper

Findings from the 2017 Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) student and staff surveys

The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project is a collaborative school-based study on racism, racial discrimination and bystander responses to racism among Australian schools.
Case study

Supporting school completion: resources and case studies for schools, teachers and parents/carers

Background In Australia, socioeconomic status remains a key factor in school completion. By age 19, only 61% of the most disadvantaged students have completed Year 12, compared with 89% of the most advantaged students. It is important that all young people are given the opportunity...