Should parents pay for compulsory school items?
If education is a fundamental human right, then why are parents being forced to pay for school supplies?
Australia lagging in crucial STEM component
With STEM education taking on greater importance as schools, governments and industries seek to prepare children for the future workforce, are we focusing on the right skills?
State announces nine new schools to open
This year, one state will open nine independent schools and campuses, half of which will offer specialist education services to students and their families
Ethical card games have principals concerned
Principals say that a Department resource designed to quiz educators on ethics is unhelpful and burdensome
‘Urgent and critical reforms’ needed
The nation cannot afford further delays in reforms to better support students with disability, warns an advocate organisation
Do we really need school uniforms?
Schools should offer students options when it comes to wearing school uniforms, says a senior lecturer and former school teacher
Teacher training program gets extra funding
The Federal Government has announced a major cash injection into an intensive teacher training program
‘Disgraceful’: Education Department official charged
A former Department of Education official will face court over his alleged involvement in a corruption ring that swindled more than $6m from Victorian state schools.
Should schools abolish standardised testing?
Finland’s schools, which are considered among the world’s best, have no mandated standardised tests. Some argue that Australia should follow suit.
Effective change or exhausting churn?
Tom March, director of innovation K-12 at Hobsons Edumate tells The Educator how schools can achieve continuous improvement.