Dear readers & friends of the Centre for New Public Education, Welcome to the last edition of Edunews for 2014, another significant and eventful year in Australian education. Last year Edunews started as a small summary we produced for some...

Going for growth  An analysis of National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results published in The Australian this week has exposed the extent to which primary and secondary students across the government and non-government school sectors are "coasting" or failing to...

Jacqueline Magee Policy Manager

Source: AAP Pyne's reforms all at sea The last sitting week of the year saw the Australian Government finally put its plans for higher education reform to the Senate. The vote was lost 31 to 33, but the defeat was narrower than...

Dan Carr Policy Associate

Victoria Votes The time has come for education stakeholders across Victoria to exercise their democratic imperative after weeks of election sweeteners lobbed from both sides in the battle for the "Education State". The Victorians among us will today decide whether...

Jacqueline Magee Policy Manager

NSW leads on funding reform & a mixed report on closing the gap in education Source: The Australian NSW leading the nation on school funding On Thursday NSW Premier Mike Baird and Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announced additional funding for...

Dan Carr Policy Associate

The NGO Leaders for Educational Opportunity (NLEO) has consistently advocated for needs-based, sector-blind resourcing to support disadvantaged students. NLEO is comprised of a broad range of community and charitable organisations who work with hundreds of thousands of young people across...

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