Daniel Hurst An extra $74 million will be channelled into federal government advertising campaigns despite the budget's bleak finances.
Dan Harrison Sleepiness is holding Australian schoolchildren back in the international education race, a study suggests.
Rachel Browne, Daniella Miletic and Mark Kenny More than one-third of families struggle to pay childcare fees despite increased federal government assistance over the past decade, according to a new report by public policy think tank The...
Daniel Hurst Some of Australia's disadvantaged schools have been marked up but the nation still has room for improvement, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said as she trumpeted the latest performance data.
Farrah Tomazin Furious Gillard government warns more than $1 billion in funding placed at risk.
Daniel Hurst and Amy Remeikis Queensland has told Julia Gillard to “butt out of education” while revealing it would follow Victoria in hatching its own school funding reform plan.
Jewel Topsfield The federal Coalition would review controversial NAPLAN tests and remove the publication of individual school results on the My School website if elected to government, to prevent the ''unnecessary...
Jewel Topsfield Teachers are holding practice tests for months prior to NAPLAN and children are experiencing stress-related vomiting and sleeplessness, according to a national study.
Peter Hartcher A lifelong primary teacher talks about a school she worked in as having two eras - first was a prehistoric age that she calls "Before Tess".
Jewel Topsfield A $16 MILLION federal Labor commitment to stem the shortage of maths and science teachers by fast-tracking bankers, accountants and engineers into classrooms has recruited only 14 participants.
Daniel Hurst THE states have demanded the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, urgently spell out her signature education reforms amid fears time is running out to effectively implement the $6.
Daniel Hurst The share of Australians in their 20s who are not learning or earning has remained stubbornly high, failing to ease to pre-global financial crisis levels, a new report reveals.
Emma Macdonald Education Editor Federal Schools Minister Peter Garrett concedes the latest international school comparisons confirmed Australia's education performance is flatlining and ''urgent action is needed''.
Emma Macdonald Federal Schools Minister Peter Garrett conceded the latest international school comparisons confirm Australia’s education performance is "flat-lining" and "urgent action is needed".
Josephine Tovey AUSTRALIAN schoolchildren's results in maths and science have flat-lined over two decades, while their reading ability is lagging many developed nations, including the United States, England and...
Late one night last year, a group of South Korean government inspectors set out for a series of raids in Seoul.
Michael Gordon Twenty years after releasing the song that became an anthem of the reconciliation movement, Yothu Yindi's front man has embraced constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians as the next step...
Yothu Yindi singer Mandawuy Yunupingu has been rushed to hospital after collapsing at his home in Arnhem Land.
Jewel Topsfield Shocked parents question how private school could have amassed $18m in debt.
Tom Arup IT IS early morning on Cape York and Environment Minister Tony Burke is bouncing across the vast Aurukun wetlands in the back of a speedboat.