Public school students have the edge at university
A new UK study has shown that public school students are outperforming their private school counterparts at university. The Educator investigates how Australian students compare.
Safe Schools program not so safe for kids, say academics
A national anti-bullying program to help schools accept and support young Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Inter-sex (LGBTI) is under fire over some of its teachings.
Indigenous students ‘closing education gap’
While recent data showing a spike in Indigenous Year 12 completion levels is encouraging, more needs to be done to close the gap in rural and remote areas, say researchers.
New course tackles domestic violence…at its roots
The more educated youth are about the attitudes that contribute to violence, the less “normalised” violence against women will become, teacher Briony O’Keeffe tells The Educator.
Is it time for a uniform school starting age?
A national starting age would significantly reduce the vexed issue of 'readiness' for school which causes great anxiety for parents and educators, say experts.
Counter-extremism plan for schools ‘a waste of money’
The NSW Government’s plan to identify and prevent student extremism has already been tried, tested and rejected in other countries, says an expert.
Funding full six years of Gonski ‘in Federal Government’s own best interest’
Teachers and principals explain why funding the full six years of the Gonski agreement is in Australia’s best interest - as well as that of the Federal Government itself.
Principals get mediators to help with complex disputes
Principals will soon get a helping hand in the form of independent mediators who will help them resolve parental disputes in their schools.
Autistic boy locked inside cell-like room...again
The reported cases are reflective of a system that fails to give adequate disability support, Stephanie Gotlib, Children with Disability Australia executive officer, tells The Educator.
Could this one simple act re-energise teacher morale?
A perfect storm is brewing in Australian education, but there is a way to weather it, former principal and professional speaker, Steve Francis, tells The Educator.