As just over 75,000 students in NSW sit their first Higher School Certificate exam on Thursday, the role of the ATAR – the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – is again under the spotlight. And so it should be.
Professor Pasi Sahlberg, who has worked in more than 60 countries' education systems and is now with the Gonski Institute in University of NSW, joined Future Schools Alliance founder Peter Hutton on Friday to discuss educational reform with an 80-
Catholic schools in NSW receive $300 million in taxpayer funding every six months but face far less scrutiny from the state government over outcomes and performance than public schools, prompting calls for greater transparency.
Professor Pasi Sahlberg, now based at the Gonski Institute at the University of NSW, and Peter Hutton, from the Future Schools Alliance will lead a ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ forum on the Sunshine Coast on Friday 11 October.
Influential writer, practitioner and researcher of education, Pasi Sahlberg presents a series of conversations with national and international thought-leaders sketching the rationale and urgency for reform of the Australian education sector.
The NSW government is reviewing the way it allocates $488 million in disability funding for public schools, amid concerns the system encourages "diagnosis shopping" by parents to obtain better funding for students.
David Gonski's Review Panel in its 2011 report got it to the point: "Funding for schooling must not be seen simply as a financial matter. Rather, it is about investing to strengthen and secure Australia's future.
Adrian Piccoli, Julia Baird, Paul Barratt, Diana Sayed, Erin Watson-Lynn and Wilson Leung discuss the divide between Australia's richest & poorest schools, cancelled Hong Kong flights in wake of escalating protests and the EU's decision to ban
The International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) business office is now located at the Gonski Institute for Education at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Schools across the country will come under mounting pressure to ban mobile phones in classrooms, with federal Education Minister Dan Tehan to raise the issue at tomorrow’s COAG education council meeting.