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.
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.
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.
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.
Based on empirical data collections, this report provides more than twenty practical recommendations on how to reduce the impacts of outdoor heat.
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...
This report explores school effectiveness across state, state-integrated, and private schools, otherwise defined as school authority (or type).
This report provides an analysis of the huge increase in the bureaucratisation of public education in Australia since 2002.
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...
This paper looks at funding flows from the Australian and Victorian governments to government and non-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...
The aim of this research project is to conduct a longitudinal study monitoring school leaders’ (principals and deputy/assistant principals) health and wellbeing annually.
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.
Only fifteen minutes from Parliament House, four Canberra schools reveal the growing segregation in Australian education — and how government policy is at its heart.
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.
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.
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.
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...