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When you include all forms of government funding – state and federal – Victorian Catholic schools still operate on 10% less resources than government schools.
by Stephen Elder - 20/04/2015 - 23 comments
On the surface, this is a fine epithet to attach to any profession – you do what you do because you want to do it.Yet other professions do not expect similar levels of extracurricular zeal and sappy self-sacrifice.
by Jemma Ward - 14/04/2015 - 14 comments
This data indicates that parents appear to be recognising My School's NAPLAN results only tell a small part of a school's story and perhaps what parents really want to know about a school isn't currently available on the site.
by David Robertson - 7/04/2015
To those associated with the sectarian discourse surrounding a vote to forever legislate Catholic school funding at 25% of the cost of a state school education I say, stop looking for an argument and study the facts.
by Stephen Elder - 1/04/2015 - 17 comments
The issues with implementing the Gonski school funding model
by Kevin Donnelly - 12/03/2015 - 7 comments
The Abbott Liberal Government needs to reverse their short-sighted budget cut to career guidance to ensure that Australian job seekers have the best information available.
by Amanda Rishworth - 2/03/2015 - 5 comments
But what exactly does the NSW Department mean by community engagement? The language seems to suggest a genuine partnership between schools and communities, however experience makes me hesitate.
by Philip Roberts - 17/02/2015 - 2 comments
We've nearly doubled educational spending per student in the last few decades. That's funded popular measures with little impact.
by Nicholas Gruen - 17/02/2015 - 13 comments
The reality is that having parents who spend time and energy educating their children by reading books, turning off the computer and plasma TV screens and having high expectations gives students a head start when it comes to doing well at school.
by Kevin Donnelly - 13/02/2015 - 14 comments
This matters because, as the Danish study shows, a large component of the return to higher education is due to better quality matches in household formation.
by Jason Potts - 11/02/2015 - 8 comments
The University of Adelaide ranks 100th in the QS World Universities Rankings. The difference between the two institutions is not incremental. It's logarithmic.
by Malcolm King - 3/02/2015 - 4 comments
This refers to the culture and climate of a school involving factors like classroom discipline, having high expectations, consequences for success and failure and the belief, with hard work and application, that students can succeed.
by Kevin Donnelly - 29/01/2015 - 5 comments


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