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Gonski Institute for Education calls for scrapping of NAPLAN In The Media - Posted on 21 March 2019

A submission to the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) review of NAPLAN by the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney recommends scrapping the current census approach to national testing and replacing it with sample testing of students across Australia.

'Not without a fight': The radical plan to overhaul NAPLAN In The Media - Posted on 21 March 2019

The damaging effects of NAPLAN could be avoided by moving to sample testing of students, says a submission to governments by the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney.

Let the children strike as a lesson to all who live on this planet In The Media - Posted on 15 March 2019

Hundreds and thousands of students in more than 100 countries are walking out of their schools on Friday with a shared purpose: Save our planet.

A happy medium? Why screens are not all bad In The Media - Posted on 5 March 2019

As Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg mused, it’s rare in human history for parents to be grappling with the very issues they are trying to help their children manage.

Ignore reputation, HSC results: how to choose the right high school In The Media - Posted on 3 March 2019

What factors should parents consider when choosing a school?

'Undue influence': Catholic schools target political parties in funding campaign In The Media - Posted on 27 February 2019

Catholic Schools, politics and education reform.

Schoolkids, Finland and the problem with screen time In The Media - Posted on 27 February 2019

Too many hours on digital devices can frustrate the development of students' emotional stability, a leading education specialist told a principals' conference in Brisbane on Wednesday.

New Head of School to improve all students’ experiences Article - Posted on 27 February 2019

Professor Kim Beswick has been appointed as the new Head of School of Education.

Lifting education standards needs more than 'tinkering at the edges', says Piccoli In The Media - Posted on 25 February 2019

Policies to lift education standards at rural and remote schools have just been "tinkering at the edges", rather than real reform, former education minister Adrian Piccoli said.

Rob Stokes, Jihad Dib and NSW's education battleground In The Media - Posted on 23 February 2019

Piccoli hopes both sides of politics will avoid turning education into a battleground. "I would hope that both political parties see the advantage in maintaining this stability - not pitting one sector against another, not having curriculum wars, not undermining the teaching profession," he says. "The best thing for education is that it does not become a political football."