school closures and COVID-19

Why we never want to be in Kansas

By Mihajla Gavin and Meghan Stacey

The year ahead for Australian schools: escalating workloads, industrial action and COVID-19: On New Years’ Eve in 2020, teachers around Australia looked forward to leaving behind a difficult year of lockdowns and remote teaching, and starting a new, and hopefully better year afresh. However, on New Years’ Eve in 2021, teachers seem to have found

COVID-19 and school closures – what the research says we should be doing

By Rachel Wilson

Schools in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia will go pupil free from Monday, taking only children of essential workers. I have been having a close look at the available research and evidence on school closures and the COVID-19 pandemic, and I am wondering why there is no urgent national call to close all Australian