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Jordan Baker is Education Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Uni's Ramsay MOU already under fire

Sydney Uni's Ramsay MOU already under fire

Sydney Uni's proposed terms of engagement with the Ramsay Centre are already under fire

  • by Jordan Baker

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Boost numeracy results by making maths 'beautiful'

Boost numeracy results by making maths 'beautiful'

Tackling fear of maths and restoring teachers' confidence in teaching it are key to improving NSW students' performance in numeracy tests, the head of NSW Department of Education's research centre says.

  • by Jordan Baker
The Renaissance flourishing in the library at Granville Boys' High

The Renaissance flourishing in the library at Granville Boys' High

A new program aims to connect Granville High's lunchtime library boys with the wonders of the Renaissance.

  • by Jordan Baker
Don't play favourites with Aussie kids' schools, Stokes tells Morrison

Don't play favourites with Aussie kids' schools, Stokes tells Morrison

Federal and NSW Coalition governments are at odds over the new school funding deal.

  • by Jordan Baker, Alexandra Smith & Michael Koziol
Seven children, university boss: the work-life balance of Michael Spence

Seven children, university boss: the work-life balance of Michael Spence

"I really do not want written on my tombstone that I was a good vice-chancellor ... What I am as a husband and as a father - that counts," says Spence.

  • by Jordan Baker
Trinity Grammar to end boarding after 100 years

Trinity Grammar to end boarding after 100 years

Trinity Grammar will become the first NSW school to close its boarding operations in almost 20 years.

  • by Jordan Baker
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Scott Morrison's $1.2 billion bonus for private schools slammed as a 'slush fund'
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Scott Morrison's $1.2 billion bonus for private schools slammed as a 'slush fund'

Critics accuse the government of throwing cash at the powerful and well connected.

  • by Michael Koziol & Jordan Baker
Discussion but no vote on Ramsay MOU

Discussion but no vote on Ramsay MOU

There will be university-wide consultation, but no vote, on the Ramsay MOU.

  • by Jordan Baker
The Sydney boys' school preparing to welcome girls

The Sydney boys' school preparing to welcome girls

Making a boys' school co-ed involves more than building new bathrooms and introducing new sports.

  • by Jordan Baker
Focus on phonics behind primary school reading rise, say experts

Focus on phonics behind primary school reading rise, say experts

The reading skills of NSW primary school kids are five months ahead of where they were 10 years ago - thanks, in part, to phonics.

  • by Jordan Baker
The power and privilege behind the St Paul's scandal

The power and privilege behind the St Paul's scandal

St Paul's College is recruiting rural and state school students to dilute the dominance of boys from the wealthy private schools.

  • by Jordan Baker