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Grattan Institute calls for new roles for top teachers

A new Grattan Institute report is calling for new roles for Australia’s top teachers to help transform Australian schools and assist students to gain an additional 18 months of learning by the time they turn 15. Read More

Video: Literacy struggles in today’s digital world

This recent report by Four Corners investigates the current state of literacy skills among Australia’s young people, discussing NAPLAN results, international research and how reading and writing levels among many Australian students is a cause for concern. Read More

Is higher pay key to boosting teacher quality?

Australia’s top teachers should earn higher wages and top school-leavers receive yearly scholarships to study teaching, according to a new Grattan Institute report that examines ways to boost teacher quality and student performance. Read More
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ATARs and life after school

According to a new Grattan Institute report on Australia’s post-school education system, high school students who receive a low ATAR and go on to university may be better served choosing a vocational education pathway instead. Read More