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.
New figures show that governments have massively favoured private schools with funding increases far above those for public schools.
OECD report says that disadvantaged students in Australia face severe educational shortfalls. It says that Australia should act to improve equity in education.
A second report by the UK House of Commons says that school autonomy in England is letting schools fall through the gap.
A UK House of Commons report on academy schools, England’s version of independent public schools, says there is no evidence that they improve school results.
Increased school funding brings large improvements for low income students in high school graduation rates and educational attainment, wages, family income, and reductions in adult poverty according to a new study.
New figures show that government funding increases for Catholic and Independent schools have outstripped funding increases for public schools since 2009.
Parents paying up to $500,000 to put their children through private schools do not get better educational outcomes.
An open letter by Diane Ravitch to the US Senate calls for annual standardised testing to be dropped in US schools.
A new analysis of school NAPLAN test results published by Save Our Schools shows that the results in public schools are just as good as those in private schools.
A new research paper from Save Our Schools shows that the often-presumed superior test results of private schools compared to public schools is a myth. Public, Catholic and Independent schools with a similar socio-economic composition have very similar results in nearly all states.
A new charter school study shows that independent public schools do not deliver on their promise of higher student achievement.
Study shows a large achievement gap between high and low SES students in Queensland.
A new study shows that students from low SES schools have higher grades in first year university than students from high SES schools and that public schools students achieve just as well as private school students.
Markets in education don’t work according to a leading US research economist responsible for many studies on charter schools.