Australia is lagging significantly behind other OECD countries when it comes to the number of three-year-olds enrolled in high-quality preschool programs, and preschool leaders say a big part of the problem is low pay for early education teachers.
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Hekmat Alqus Hanna is the oldest student taking the exams this year. A humanitarian refugee from Iraq, he is determined to be a doctor again.
Dale Clarke, 16, has never left Sydney's south west, but he and four special needs students are packing their bags for a trip to Cambodia to teach orphaned primary school students about Australia.
Only Romania and Turkey were ranked below Australia in education in the latest UNICEF report card.
More than half of all students starting a bachelor degree at an Australian university are now admitted on a basis other than their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), despite this cohort having one of the highest dropout rates.
Children as young as 10 are choosing a career path based on NAPLAN results and gender.
When Sabrina Ahmed stepped forward to lead a reading lesson in her daughter's year 1 class, her hands were shaking.
In future, students may be able to choose when and how much of the literacy and numeracy test they sit at once.
At least 2800 nursing and trades students and 143 staff at one of Australia's largest private colleges have been thrown a lifeline after the collapse of Careers Australia.
Five Australian universities are among the world's top 50 universities, according to a major global ranking.