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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.

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How does attendance impact student achievement?

A new report from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) reinforces the strong correlation between school attendance and student achievement, and highlights the importance of forming good attendance habits early.

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New report gauges public opinion on quality of schooling

According to findings in a new national survey by Monash University, Australians are largely positive about the level of education provided to their children, though many believe more attention should be given to developing students’ life skills.

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Call for action in all stages of learning

A new report by the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University has called for rapid government action to boost capabilities and deliver systems that support all early learning centres, schools, vocational institutions and universities to strengthen capabilities in every Australian learner. Read more

PISA, NAPLAN reports add to worry over Australian education

Released in the first week of December, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report has highlighted issues in education outcomes for Australian students (tested at Year 9), adding to the weight of other benchmarking reports released recently. Read more