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Selective schools should reflect wider society
Opinion
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Selective schools should reflect wider society

We must weigh up the advantages of rigorous selection against those offered by a system that promotes integration, acceptance and co-operation.

  • by William McKeith

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Two boys in hospital after freak rugby injuries at Toowoomba school
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Two boys in hospital after freak rugby injuries at Toowoomba school

One of the students is expected to be in hospital for months after the collisions, which happened a day apart.

  • by Lucy Stone
Key point missing in selective schools debate
Opinion
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Key point missing in selective schools debate

The parents of many children at selective schools are immigrants. They hold tertiary qualifications - but they can't use them in Australia. These schools offer those children a ladder to a better life.

  • by Brent Michael
Five ingredients for recreating Brisbane State High School
Opinion
Education

Five ingredients for recreating Brisbane State High School

Parents have come up with ingenious ways to enrol their child at the popular school. Maybe the government needs to come up with some ingenuity too.

  • by Madonna King
Selective schools set standards others should aim for
Opinion
Education

Selective schools set standards others should aim for

In every school, parents need to question why their child is not performing to their personal best.

  • by Cynthia Fenton
Study finds Selective schools largely inaccessible
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Study finds Selective schools largely inaccessible

More than half of NSW's top 20 socio-educationally advantaged schools are now state selective and most of their students come from the most advantaged backgrounds, according to the report.

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Students to receive careers advice from Year 7 under overhaul
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Students to receive careers advice from Year 7 under overhaul

Careers education will be overhauled in Victoria after a review found that it started too late and varied in quality

  • by Henrietta Cook
I won't lie, sometimes boys distract me - but I love co-ed schooling
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I won't lie, sometimes boys distract me - but I love co-ed schooling

I switched from a single-sex to a co-ed school and finally I enjoy learning.

  • by Elsie Lyla Gillezeau
Parent contributions at selective schools 'exacerbating inequalities'
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Parent contributions at selective schools 'exacerbating inequalities'

Selective public schools are getting up to $1.4 million more in annual voluntary fees than comprehensive schools, raising concerns about a two-tiered system.

  • by Pallavi Singhal & Nigel Gladstone
'Hubs of concentrated advantage': selective schools need a rethink
Opinion
Education

'Hubs of concentrated advantage': selective schools need a rethink

Comprehensive schools are left with student bodies disproportionately drawn from families with lower income and educational backgrounds.

  • by Christina Ho and Chris Bonnor
To move, or not to move: the dilemma of changing schools
Education

To move, or not to move: the dilemma of changing schools

It's an excruciating decision faced by many parents: when to move schools?

  • by Henrietta Cook