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ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
Analysis
Analysis

ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?

Canberra's socioeconomic advantage has long masked the true state of its school system. We asked experts why our schools lag behind.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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Don't confuse charming banjo frog with unloved, pestilent toad
Opinion
Opinion

Don't confuse charming banjo frog with unloved, pestilent toad

There has apparently been some confusion about the identification of cane toads.

ACT education minister defends record, claims NAPLAN data too old
Education

ACT education minister defends record, claims NAPLAN data too old

ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry has attempted to discredit a Grattan Institute analysis of NAPLAN data.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Travelling tutors could bridge the $50 billion bush education gap
School funding

Travelling tutors could bridge the $50 billion bush education gap

New approaches to improving student outcomes in the bush could add more than $50 billion to GDP.

  • by Jordan Baker
'The ACT is the worst performer' in NAPLAN - and it's getting worse
Naplan

'The ACT is the worst performer' in NAPLAN - and it's getting worse

A report by an independent research institute finds students in Canberra schools make less progress than those in other parts of Australia once the ACT's level of privilege is accounted for.

  • by Steve Evans
Our kids are falling behind
NAPLAN
Opinion

Our kids are falling behind

The latest analysis of the ACT's performance in NAPLAN testing makes for worrying reading for our schools.

  • by Julie Sonnemann & Peter Goss
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NSW falls behind on lifting NAPLAN scores
High school

NSW falls behind on lifting NAPLAN scores

Schools in NSW are falling behind in growth for the most disadvantaged students but are leading the country in extending the top students.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
ACT govt likely misinterpreted report behind new education strategy
Naplan

ACT govt likely misinterpreted report behind new education strategy

As the ACT government and ANU researchers went to war over school performance data at an inquiry, a strange new twist emerged.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'Self-fulfilling prophecy': how students' confidence affects results
High school

'Self-fulfilling prophecy': how students' confidence affects results

To be a good teacher, you need to convince your students that they are good at maths, a leading researcher says.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
NAPLAN head steps down after online controversy
High school

NAPLAN head steps down after online controversy

Rob Randall insists it has nothing to do with the bungled transition to NAPLAN online.

  • by Jordan Baker
'Like Stanford prison experiment': Principal slams NAPLAN as damaging
Naplan

'Like Stanford prison experiment': Principal slams NAPLAN as damaging

A Canberra principal said he is tempted to steal the NAPLAN papers each year to protect his students from anxiety caused by the test.

  • by Sherryn Groch