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This section contains articles on early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. As with a number of other sections, it contains some articles on Federal Government priorities that have an impact on the State's education system.

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Schools policy in 2018: reflecting on the big events and the new developments

Bronwyn Hinz writes in The Conversation (21.12.18) that 2018 was a 'mixed bag' for schooling policy in Australia, with new ministers,... More »

MYEFO rips A$130 million per year from research funding despite budget surplus

Margaret Gardner writes in The Conversation (18.12.18) about the federal government's decision to reduce university funding, revealed in t... More »

Simon Birmingham’s intervention in research funding is not unprecedented, but dangerous

Jon Piccini and Dirk Moses write in The Conversation (26.10.18) about former education minister Simon Birmingham's worrying, but not unpre... More »

The vocational education sector needs a plan and action, not more talk

Ruth Schubert and Leo Goedegebuure write in The Conversation (3.10.18) that, with talk of more reviews into Australia's ailing vocational ... More »

Shared university services ‘snake oil’

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, Linda Shields, and Philip Darbyshire have written an opinion piece featured in the latest edition of Campus Re... More »

NAPLAN 2018: a few weeks late, but otherwise little change from previous years

Glenn Savage and colleagues write in The Conversation (28.8.18) that the current debate about comparability of NAPLAN results would be mor... More »

Five things we wouldn’t know without NAPLAN

The Grattan Institute's Peter Goss writes in The Conversation (15.5.18) that, while we may need to rethink how we use NAPLAN, it is s... More »

Gonski review reveals another grand plan to overhaul education: but do we really need it?

Glenn C. Savage writes in The Conversation (30.4.18) that the recently released Gonski 2.0 report focuses on overhauling core aspects of c... More »

Why we need to review how we test for teacher quality

Melissa Barnes and Russell Cross write in The Conversation (23.4.18) that Australia's decline in international PISA rankings and criticism... More »

What price the gap? Education and inequality in Australia

Analysis & Policy Observatory carries a link (2.4.18) to a Public Education Foundation report on the growing inequalities present... More »

Dean Ashenden: An open letter to Tanya Plibersek MP

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Dean Ashenden, writes in Inside Story (5.3.18) that Labor’s shadow education minister, T... More »

Freezing university funding is out of step with the views of most Australians

Margaret Gardner writes in The Conversation (28.2.18) that the federal government's freeze on university funding not only limits oppo... More »

Vocational education policy is failing, and it’s not hard to see why

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (22.2.18) about the 'crisis' surrounding Australia's vocational educ... More »

A response to Gittins on higher education in Australia

TJ Ryan Foundation Board chairman, Roger Scott, writes in the 'Pearls & Irritations' blog (24.1.18) the first of three commentaries about Austr... More »

What’s ahead for education policy in 2018

Megan O'Connell and Charlene Smith write in The Conversation (29.1.18) that debates over funding commitments dominated most education... More »

NAPLAN results have largely flat-lined, and patterns of inequality continue

Glenn C. Savage writes in The Conversation (13.12.17) about the release of NAPLAN testing eresults, indicating that student achieveme... More »

Six propositions for Gonski 2.0

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Dean Ashenden, writes in Inside Story (9.11.17) about his submission to the second f... More »

‘Identity politics’ have not taken over university history courses

Paul Sendziuk and Martin Crotty write in The Conversation (20.10.17) that the most popular history courses taught in Australian universiti... More »

There is no apprenticeships ‘crisis’ in Australia

Peter Noonan and Sarah Pilcher write in The Conversation (1.9.17) about their Mitchell Institute research, which claims that the so-c... More »

The UK is rethinking university degrees and Australia should too

Stephen Parker, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra, writes in The Conversation (30.8.17) about so-called 'degree ap... More »

Religious classes in schools must adapt to fit a changing Australia

Renae Barker writes in The Conversation (21.8.17) that religious education offered in Australian state schools has variations in the ... More »

Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

Simon Knight and Simon Buckingham Shum write in The Conversation (24.7.17) that policy makers and education experts should consider h... More »

“Strengthening School – Industry STEM Skills Partnerships”: A critique

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, Geoff Edwards, provides a review of the recently released Strengthening School – Industry STEM Skil... More »

New research shows there is still a long way to go in providing equality in education

Rebecca Cassells and colleagues writes in The Conversation (28.6.17) that the gap between the most and least advantaged areas in Australia... More »

The passage of Gonski 2.0 is a victory for children over politics

The Grattan Institute's Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann write in The Conversation (23.6.17) about the federal government's success in passi... More »


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