A growing body of evidence shows that education public-private partnerships which support private schooling, used in a large number of donor funded education systems, are too often failing the most vulnerable children and risk deepening inequality.
The latest report from this longitudinal study of Australian school leaders finds that many are experiencing bullying, intimidation, and high levels of stress.
Based on an analysis of end-of-school measures of student achievement from 1,600 schools in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, this paper concludes that Australia's school system is increasingly separating and dividing students by advantage and achievement.
This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on private education (private education inquiry).
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.
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.
The Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) at Victoria University has been commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DET) to prepare a research paper on the Socio-Economic Status (SES) score methodology. The SES score is used to allocate Australian...
Socio-economic status (SES) scores provide a relative ranking of all non-government schools based on the income, education and occupation characteristics of the areas in which students at each school reside. The National School Resourcing Board is calling for written submissions to inform their consideration of...
The objective of the audit was to assess the arrangements established by the Department of Education and Training to monitor the impact of Australian government school funding.
The highlight of the TJ Ryan Foundation’s 3rd anniversary event was a keynote address from Dr Ken Boston, former Director-General of Education in South Australia and New South Wales, and member of the Gonski Review panel. Dr Boston spoke on the topic of 'Gonski Report:...
The proportion of Australian children enrolled in government schools increased slightly in 2016, continuing the shift starting in 2015 towards government schooling, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
An ABS spokesperson, Michelle Marquardt said that...
The years of 1972 to 1975 are seen as a turning point that still defines the education landscape. Gough Whitlam’s Australia? Yes, but also Norman Kirk’s New Zealand. That’s where the likeness ends, though, for the new educational epoch Kirk ushered in was quite different...
Federal minister Simon Birmingham has fired the first shots in the latest battle of the school funding wars. Here’s Inside Story ’s short guide to the terrain
1. Has Australia been spending more and more on schools? Yes, and no. Over the past...
With education ministers meeting this week to discuss school funding, a close look at the figures reveals large differences between states and sectors
IT’S HARD to imagine that travellers between Sydney and Melbourne once had to stop at a customs post at the...
Governments began watering down Gonski’s school-funding recommendations right from the start, says panel member Ken Boston. But New South Wales shows how it could have been.
THE Gonski review is history. The Gonski panel submitted its report in December 2011, and the government...
Australia’s schools are not keeping up with the best in the world. There is a real problem, and governments must act. But the newly elected Coalition government must tread a fine line: good Commonwealth policy will not save Australia’s schools, but poor policy will damage...
A strong and sustainable schooling system that ensures all children receive an excellent education matters for Australia’s future.
Strong education outcomes result in better work and life opportunities for us all as individuals and benefit Australia more broadly through improvements to national productivity, workforce...
Learning gaps between Australian students of different backgrounds are alarmingly wide and grow wider as students move through school.
Summary The gap between students whose parents have low education and those with highly educated parents grows from 10 months in Year 3 to...
Examines whether the Department of Education & Training (DET), non-government schools and their system administrators are effectively and efficiently managing and using grants.
Summary Non-government schools provide education to around 334 000 Victorian school children, which represents around 37 per cent of all...
Contains data on the numbers of schools, students, and staff involved in the provision or administration of school education in government and non-government schools.
Summary All full-time and part-time students. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of students enrolled in schools in Australia...