Funding for private schools grows faster than for state schools

Funding for private schools grows faster than for state schools

Federal and state money going to NSW non-government schools grew by 27.2 per cent over the 10 years to 2021.

  • byChristopher Harris,Madeleine Heffernan andLucy Carroll

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Top private schools face pressure to open grounds to public students
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Top private schools face pressure to open grounds to public students

North Sydney Council plans to ask principals at Shore School,Loreto Kirribilli,Wenona,St Aloysius’ College and Redlands to share their facilities.

  • byLucy Carroll
Rise in selective schools drains HSC stars from comprehensive system

Rise in selective schools drains HSC stars from comprehensive system

“There is a culture that has developed around selective schools;they are the ultimate prize for many families,” says one education expert.

  • byLucy Carroll andChristopher Harris
NSW high schools ramp up total ban on mobile phones in classrooms
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NSW high schools ramp up total ban on mobile phones in classrooms

At least 160 high schools across NSW are now forcing students to lock their phones away in individual pouches during school hours.

  • byLucy Carroll
‘Do the opposite to what progressive thinking says’:Pearson slams teaching trends

‘Do the opposite to what progressive thinking says’:Pearson slams teaching trends

Indigenous leader Noel Pearson says student-led learning has let down disadvantaged children who are being left behind on reading and writing.

  • byPaul Sakkal andLucy Carroll
Some teens read beyond year 10 level,others at year 5. This is why

Some teens read beyond year 10 level,others at year 5. This is why

A Grattan Institute report has called for the investment of $1 billion in group tutoring for students whose disadvantage has become more pronounced every year of their schooling.

  • byLucy Carroll andMadeleine Heffernan
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NSW Labor promises permanent tutors,end to ‘underfunding’ public schools

NSW Labor promises permanent tutors,end to ‘underfunding’ public schools

NSW Labor has promised to make school-based tutors permanent and end the “underfunding” of public schools.

  • byAlexandra Smith andLucy Carroll
‘National disgrace’:Call for tutoring fix as disadvantaged students fall years behind

‘National disgrace’:Call for tutoring fix as disadvantaged students fall years behind

A report by the Grattan Institute says small-group tutoring should be rolled out in all Australian schools to help close a learning gap that grows wider with every year of schooling.

  • byMadeleine Heffernan andLucy Carroll
Private schools lock in high achievers as demand for scholarships rise
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Private schools lock in high achievers as demand for scholarships rise

Demand for scholarship spots at Sydney’s private schools is rising,with at least 20 institutions offering places in year 4 and 5 in a bid to lock in high achievers before they reach high school.

  • byLucy Carroll
The changes coming to the new primary school curriculum this week

The changes coming to the new primary school curriculum this week

Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week,learning a new curriculum that focuses on phonics to learn to read.

  • byLucy Carroll andMary Ward
War of words erupts between Opus Dei schools and the ABC

War of words erupts between Opus Dei schools and the ABC

NSW’s education authority is investigating Sydney schools linked to Opus Dei after allegations the schools deviated from the state curriculum.

  • byAlexandra Smith andLucy Carroll