National

Kelsey Munro

Kelsey Munro is Acting Education Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

"More transparency" in SRE: Education Minister Rob Stokes.

Government rejects findings of review into scripture in schools

The government has rejected the recommendations of an independent report into scripture teaching in the state's schools which would have forced providers to track student enrolment numbers and let students who opt out get on with their regular class work during scripture class time.

Irene Smith, a former teacher, with her two grandaughters Abby, 5, and Poppy, 9, at her Artarmon home.

The grey army saving ethics classes

Grandmothers have emerged as the unlikely saviours of ethics classes in NSW primary schools, which are proving resilient despite the introduction of politically charged barriers to enrolment last year.