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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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Religious instruction in state schools 'soliciting' children to Christian faith

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (6.6.16) on an education department review ordered into religious instruction curriculum materi... More »

School’s out during the long election campaign

Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd write in Inside Story (2.6.16) about the absence from much of the federal election campaign of ... More »

Children with disability are being excluded from education

David Roy writes in The Conversation (30.5.16) about the failure of schooling systems and authorities in Australia and elsewhere to proper... More »

Schools' tough approach to bad behaviour isn’t working – and may escalate problems

Anna Sullivan writes in The Conversation (27.5.16) about evidence showing that current disciplinary approaches to student behaviour in som... More »

Why is childcare such a hard sell in the federal election?

Stacey Fox and Megan O'Connell write in The Conversation (25.5.16) about the ambiguous policy positions of both major political parties in... More »

What is the Coalition’s real agenda for Australian schools?

Glenn Savage writes in The Conversation (24.5.16) about the details of the federal Coalition's education policy platform, and the implicat... More »

Labor will need more than scholarships to make teaching science an attractive career

Shaun Belward writes in The Conversation (20.5.16) about the details of federal Labor's proposal to increase the qualifications and experi... More »

We can’t have a strong economy without a strong university sector, warns VC

Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University, Barney Glover, writes in The Conversation (16.5.16) about the risk to the future of Australi... More »

Why both Labor and Coalition are wrong about their claims on the economic value of education

The Grattan Institute's Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann write in The Conversation (17.5.16) about both major parties' positions on school f... More »

Student loan caps must be part of total redesign of vocational funding system

Peter Noonan writes in The Conversation (9.5.16) about proposed federal government changes to the funding system for the vocational educat... More »

Budget 2016 brings temporary solutions for schools, and puts more demands on students and teachers

Stewart Riddle writes in The Conversation (4.5.16) about the federal budget's impact upon the nation's schools and education systems. He c... More »

Australian schooling - the price of failure and reward for success

Policy Online carries a link (29.4.16) to an Australian Education Union report highlighting the social and economic importance of adopting... More »

Federal election 2016: what’s on the table for schools?

Bronwyn Hinz and Kate Torii write in The Conversation (28.4.16) about the known details of the major federal parties' policies and funding... More »

Government must boost attendance rates in early education

Megan O'Connell and colleagues write in The Conversation (20.4.16) about the urgent need for more effective funding of early education ser... More »

Does more money for schools improve educational outcomes?

Stewart Riddle writes in The Conversation (18.4.16) about evidence that undermines the federal government's claims that a 'needs-base... More »

Ideas for Australia: Why is Australia falling behind in maths, science and literacy – and what can be done about it?

Sue Thomson writes in The Conversation (13.4.16) about Australian school students' results in core subject areas falling against internati... More »

University, vocational training debts to skyrocket costing budget billions, documents show

The ABC's Dan Conifer reports (6.4.16) on the federal government's plans to absorb billions of dollars of unpaid higher education debts, while comm... More »

If not Gonski funding, then what?

Stacey Fox and Megan O'Connell write in The Conversation (7.4.16) about the need for targeted government investment in the nation's resour... More »

Experts say Malcolm Turnbull using 'flimsy evidence' on school funding

Lenore Taylor reports in The Guardian Australia (7.4.16) on calls from education experts for the federal government to reveal the data and... More »

Five new frameworks that can drive teacher education reform

John Fischetti writes in The Conversation (5.4.16) about proposals for reforming and improving the nation's systems of teacher education.<... More »

Budget should give universities more flexibility on student contributions

Ross Guest writes in The Conversation (4.4.16) about likely implications for universities and higher education students from the federal g... More »

Interventions for parents and families: the evidence for improving outcomes for children

Policy Online carries links (22.3.16 - 29.3.16) to a series of Benevolent Society briefing papers prepared by the Parenting Research ... More »

Indigenous school attendance: creating expectations that are ‘really high’ and ‘highly real’

Policy Online carries a link (17.3.16) to an Australian Council for Educational Research report examining factors impacting on school atte... More »

Corporal punishment alive and well in Chinchilla

Roger Scott writes that in a recent addition to the TJRyan Foundation website, he took some comfort in reporting that the decision taken when he wa... More »

Malcolm Turnbull's schools proposal slammed in government's own green paper

Matthew Knott reports in the Brisbane Times (1.4.16) on criticisms of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's proposal to split the funding of p... More »


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