The federal government is expected to ditch one of its most controversial budget measures - the plan to apply real interest rates to student debts - following advice from the architect of the HECS repayment scheme that it is unfair to poor graduates.
The federal government’s decision to abandon the Gonski funding model was a huge blow to students with autism, many of whom already find school extremely challenging, academics speaking at a major conference in Sydney have said.
Melbourne University has removed a perceived criticism of the controversial Teach for Australia program from its submission to the federal inquiry into teacher education.
Parents who cannot secure after-school care or who want to avoid paying the fees are relying on teachers to be defacto babysitters outside school hours, principals and childcare groups warn.
An urgent intervention is needed in Australia’s education and training system as early as kindergarten to protect future prosperity, one of the nation’s leading business figures warns.
It didn't quite reach the absurdity of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. But the sight of 75 primary school girls dressed as Alice stampeding through inner-city laneways was surreal enough to snap passing commuters from their morning stupor.