National School Reform Agreement

Lean over PISA. Make way for a better future for schools

By Chris Bonnor

As the year grinds to a close, we celebrate the end-of school results of our Year 12 students. It’s an annual ritual, the festive season is always accompanied by school league tables and predictable stories about school and student success – somewhat in contrast to the seeming failure of other schools and students.  But something

So much love: school leaders answered the call through COVID and bushfires. Now love’s gone

By Paul Kidson

Each year, the Australian Principal Occupational Health and Wellbeing Survey of nearly 2500 school leaders comes to similar, and disheartening, conclusions – the accumulation of demands, and generous preferring of others ahead of themselves, leaves too many school leaders languishing. And while we continue to encourage school leaders to seek help and be responsible for

It’s a watershed report but it’s hidden behind headlines

By Rachel Wilson

What the Productivity Commission’s National School Reform Agreement report really says.  Monday’s ROGS report from the Productivity Commission is the fourth in a row making important insights on where Australian education has gone wrong.  The data for the Report on Government Services (ROGS) made it clear that Australian school funding is iniquitous. While this fact

International Day of Education: why Jason Clare and Sussan Ley must get to class immediately

By Helen Cozmescu

“Today at school I will learn to read at once; then tomorrow I will begin to write, and

Education: the five concerns we should debate right now

Meghan Stacey on the trouble with teaching Deb Hayes on making school systems more equitable. Phillip Dawson on how we should treat ChatGPT. Sarah O’Shea on widening participation at university. Scott Eacott on the Productivity Commission’s review of the National School Reform Agreement. The trouble with teaching by Meghan Stacey Last year was a big