Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has denied claims of a funding crisis and slammed the states for not investing in their own schools.
NSW principals are calling for the State Government to provide certainty over its commitment to fund schools up to and beyond 2018.
Cash-strapped schools are turning to P&Cs for funding, but principals warn this might only worsen the disadvantage gap in some communities.
A new OECD report has shown that Australia continues to slide in maths, reading and science, but some forward-thinking initiatives may already be reversing this trend.
There are calls for a long-running reading program to be dumped after experts found it was doing more harm than good.
As many parents tighten their purse-strings, The Educator looks at what a slowing economy means for fee-charging schools.