Public school funding facing the axe - union
In what would be a major overhaul, the PM has proposed that the States and Territories take full responsibility for public school funding.
Top school warns laptops ‘a distraction’ to learning
One of the country’s top private schools has slammed the Federal Government’s investment in laptops for schools as “a scandalous waste of money”.
Is your school’s website up to scratch?
Top schools are missing out on valuable enrolments because their websites have not kept pace with the online habits of parents, a new report shows.
Schools facing ‘self-segregation’ - experts
A new study shows parents are avoiding schools with large numbers of students from non-English speaking backgrounds. The Educator investigates why.
There is hope for teacher retention yet
One non-profit organisation is making strides in reversing a crucial problem in Australian education: retaining new teachers.
Domestic violence classes roll out to schools
This week, one state’s schools will begin teaching children about the scourge of domestic violence, and how they can respond to it.
BYOD scheme is unfair - parents
Parents are calling for public schools to scrap Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, saying they discriminate against poorer families.
Learning gaps ‘alarming’, warns new report
The learning gaps between students of different backgrounds are growing wider as they move through school, warns a new report.
Govt releases Safe Schools review
The Federal Education Minister has released the findings of a sweeping review into the controversial Safe Schools anti-bullying program.
ATAR less relevant now that ‘goalposts have shifted’
With more university places available, the conversation amongst students, parents, and university leaders has now shifted from getting in to staying in.