Several NSW schools have banned students from wearing "creepy clown" outfits for Halloween celebrations in the wake of the phenomenon sweeping the United States and copy-cat pranksters appearing closer to home.
Kelsey Munro Australian students' slide in the international benchmarks for reading and numeracy may not be the fault of the students, the teachers, or the school system, says Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg.
Ashleigh Milton St Francis Xavier's Catholic Primary School held the picnic day at Lizard Log in the Western Sydney Parklands for 290 students and about 100 parents.
Kelsey Munro Most people don't head into their maths exam with glee, but a bit of dread might not be a bad thing, according to Blakehurst High student Madelaine Allen.
Eryk Bagshaw NSW education leaders have savaged the Board of Studies for "sabotaging its own syllabuses" by issuing "insanely difficult to read" documents to the state's teachers for changes to the mathematics curriculum.
Kelsey Munro How would vocational training work if it was set up for students, not the industry?
Eryk Bagshaw NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has "sunk to a new low" according to Federal Minister Simon Birmingham.
Eryk Bagshaw The extra money for more than 2000 schools allows them to secure resources such as extra teachers or speech pathology services for students in need.
Lansvale PS celebrated multicultural day on Thursday.