Save Our Schools today called for public consultation and scrutiny of the P-TECH schools proposed for Ballarat and Geelong and sponsored by the giant IT multinational IBM.
The introduction of P-TECH schools is proceeding without any evidence that they work and without any open discussion of their implications for the curriculum, how public schools are governed and how education is delivered in the classroom. They should be publicly scrutinized before being implemented.
A teacher responds to the ABC Life Matters discussion on parents taking their children out of the NAPLAN tests.
The findings of a new OECD report show that the refusal of the Federal Government and several state governments to fully fund Gonksi will mean lower economic growth over the next 80 years.
A working paper published by SOS shows that Australia has high quality, but mixed school outcomes. The paper is the first in a series on equity in education and school funding in Australia.
A policy brief highlights the extent of poverty amongst US school children and its effects on learning and access to school resources
A new report has detailed fraud and waste in charter schools in the United States totalling over $200 million but says it is the tip of the iceberg.
A new Australian study has shown that extending the years of education improves health outcomes. However, the prospects for increasing Year 12 completion rates have been set back by the refusal of the Abbott Government and several state governments to fully implement the Gonski funding plan.
An American teacher teaching in Finland explores the reasons for Finland’s success in education.
A review of academic studies on the effects of education on income inequality shows that education is effective in reducing inequality. It suggests that full implementation of the Gonski funding plan would help reduce income inequality by improving secondary school outcomes.
A review of nearly 30 studies published in the last 15 years shows that public schools achieve similar outcomes to Catholic and Independent schools across a range of education indicators.
There was a massive surge in the number of students being withdrawn from standardised tests in the United States last week.
A Queensland University study has shown that there is no difference in test results between public, Catholic and Independent primary schools after taking account of student background factors.
A report by the Queensland Auditor-General has found that some private schools have been rigging their enrolments to claim more funding from the Queensland Government than they are entitled to.
Reducing huge inequality in education between rich and poor is the most urgent education issue facing the next NSW government.
My School has failed dismally in its main objective to improve school results. Reading, writing and numeracy test scores have largely stagnated or fallen since the website was established.
Parents should be careful how they interpret test scores published on the My School website. School league tables published in the Canberra Times based on this data are built on shaky ground.
A huge opt-out movement has developed in the United States with parents withdrawing their children from standardised tests across the country.
The Victorian AEU has criticised the new Govt legislation which links private school funding to public school funding and called on the Vic Govt to fund the full six years of the Gonski funding plan.
Two recently-published studies show that inequality in education is a significant factor affecting economic growth. Both studies find that income inequality limits economic growth because low income families tend to have low education outcomes.
The Andrews Government has a “unity ticket” with the Abbot Government to refuse to fund the last two years of the Gonski plan. It will have a devastating effect on schools in Victoria, especially public schools.
Study says that ethnically diverse schools make for a more socially tolerant and inclusive society.
Canberra parent’s organisation condemns the publication of school league tables in the Canberra Times.
The NSW Labor and Liberal/National parties should promise greater capital expenditure for government schools to the bring the quality of their physical infrastructure up to that of private schools.
Victorian Education Minister Fails in His Response to Criticism of Funding Guarantee for Private SchoolsPosted on Thursday March 5, 2015
The claim of the Victorian Education Minister that Victorian Government funding of private schools is based on need is highly misleading, even disingenuous.
The Victorian Labor Government has legislated to ensure that funding increases for public schools will automatically flow on in part to private schools without regard to need. It breaches the Gonski principle of funding according to need.
UN expert calls on governments to oppose privatising basic education and to strengthen their public systems to ensure free, quality, basic education for all.
The future of education policy in Australia is about whether to improve equity in education or compound privilege. Full implementation of the Gonski funding plan would deliver increased equity.
Study says that closing the achievement gap between rich and poor would increased economic growth and government revenue and reduce income inequality.
The Victorian Auditor-General has found that parents in public schools are being charged for items and activities that should be free.