Education for Older Kids
Alexandra Smith Achievement levels in a single year can be so vastly spread that teachers grapple with a five to six-year difference between their most advanced and least advanced students.
Bill O'Chee Children at risk of exposure to predators through government-run website.
Anna Dabrowski & Gregory Donoghue Several single-sex institutions are making a move towards coeducational education, reflecting a trend in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Nina Funnell and Katrina Marson A new survey shows how high school sex ed can be improved - from the very people who matter most.
Peter Sullivan A common view is that students learn maths best when teachers give clear explanations of mathematical concepts, usually in isolation from other concepts, and students are then given opportunities to practise what they have been shown.
Eva Dobozy The majority of public and private schools have uniform and dress policies with varying degrees of strictness.
Lazar Stankov and Jihyun Lee Many recent, large-scale and international studies confirm that there are things outside of a child's natural intelligence that affect their academic performance.
Jo Anderson and Chris Boyle The data is used to inform education policy and strategies to improve student learning in literacy and numeracy but is it becoming increasingly unreliable?
Kerri Sackville The principal of a Minneapolis school took her students on an excursion to a sex shop to create a 'safe space' for the class to discuss issues around sex.
Livia Gamble A new video shows parents exactly why kids should be taught about sex.
Ragbir Bhathal Compulsory maths and science in years 11 and 12 will have a lasting benefit, but we need to boost the skills of teachers and start teaching science even earlier.
Michael Koziol New research in the UK suggests mobile phone use in the classroom can have a negative impact on test results for under-performing students.
Livia Gamble When Ben Moser met Mary Lapkowicz in the fourth grade, Ben always made sure she was included.
Chris Boyle, Jo Anderson & Natalie Swayn School refusal is an often misunderstood and serious difficulty for many students.
Livia Gamble Even after his death convicted drug smuggler Andrew Chan hoped to make a difference.
Livia Gamble Parents say its family time, while teachers claim it's a burden, but is it okay for kids to miss school for a family holiday?
Rebecca Bowyer There's no telephone, no Skype, no endless stream of happy snaps shared on Facebook or Instagram. The only way for a child growing up in World War I to keep in touch with their dad was to send a postcard and hope for a reply.
Livia Gamble Alice Dreger was shocked at the school's abstinence only stance and began tweeting the contents of the lesson.
Livia Gamble Trying to get to know her students a little better, a Colorado third grade teacher created a lesson plan called "I wish my teacher knew" and the results are heartbreaking.
A high-school maths question has stumped numerically literate people around the world.
Livia Gamble A lack of motivation in school might not have anything to do with children and there teachers and everything to do with their parents.
Colleen Ricci The Mindfulness in Schools Project, based in the United Kingdom, is one of many initiatives bringing mindfulness meditation into classrooms around the world.
Nathaniel Swain Channel Ten's newly announced show, The Great Australian Spelling Bee, will attempt to make education entertaining, by missing the point altogether.
Pasi Sahlberg Stay calm: despite the reforms, Finnish schools will continue to teach mathematics, history, arts, music and other subjects in the future.
Armin Brott Various studies have found that somewhere between a quarter and half of parents do their kids' homework for them. Here is why you should stop.
Alexandra Smith NSW will need an extra 385 primary school classrooms every year for the next decade to cope with booming enrolments, and more students will be forced back to the public system because Catholic and private schools will run out of room, a new report warns.
Miriam Porter Explaining to my son why girls and women don't have the same rights as boys and men is hard, since I don't fully understand it myself.
Anna Williams A New Zealand boy is being recognised for his bravery after he looked after his two younger sisters and called emergency services when his mother fell down the stairs.
Andrea Orr Thirteen-year-old Fin Hewitt and his 10-year-old brother Rye sport belt knives instead of backpacks.
Mihal Greener Difficulties in reading and writing can come across as only obstacles but research recently published in Scientific American identifies the upsides for children who have dyslexia.
Laura Perry When the gap between good and bad schools widens, so does the social class of its students, to the detriment of society.
Tom Decent The writing question in this year's NAPLAN test will be different for primary and high school students.
Mary Ward Cursive handwriting classes will be scrapped in favour of computer typing classes in Finnish primary schools.
Livia Gamble The Los Angeles Times published the poem by Gabi, 9, in its "Creativity corner" and in contrast to the other young writers, it's quite grim.
Mary Ward A Texas elementary school has forced children to remove their pants after fecal matter was left on the floor of the school's gym.
Donna Webeck Everyone has at least one - a teacher from their past who they credit with changing both their outlook on education and life as a whole.
Antonia Kidman It seems parents are commonly employing tutors to help their children keep up or get ahead of peers but is the extra cost really warranted?
Public schools are just as good as private schools in getting results with students from similar socio-economic backgrounds, a study has found.
Anne Harris Creativity is changing the way we think about the arts, pedagogy and publics – but why is it important and why do schools suddenly think they need it?
Amanda Keddie Boys are more likely to play up at school, but it’s more of a social problem than a biological one.
Stewart Riddle A former teacher comments on the recent reports that aspiring teachers have lower literacy levels than the school students they will be teaching.
Livia Gamble Being smart is one thing, but it's what kids' are prepared to do with their intelligence that counts.
Dom Knight The biggest problem with limiting oneself to the company of men, writes Dom Knight.
Nicholas Biddle & Sarah Ball We know the hard workers give the naturally gifted a good run for their money. But, this hasn't always been reflected in policy or how we instruct our teachers.
Shaza Barbar Teachers may receive many cards and letters from their students but this supportive and thoughtful letter from one nine-year-old girl to her teacher has caught people's attention.
Maria Tedeschi Yesterday was tough. We can see that. You’ve finished your time at primary school and it’s an end you probably didn’t ask for.
Saad Khan and Jibran Ahmad Taliban insurgents have killed at least 140 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan. Warning: images may be disturbing.
Saman Shad When we discuss with our children the events of the Sydney siege we should also take it upon ourselves to explain how it started a movement.
Amy McNeilage Out of the 60 most advantaged schools in the state, public schools scored above 90 in 38 per cent of their exams, on average, while the rate was 26 per cent in private schools.
Josefa Pete Not one of us can deny that parenting has changed over the ages. From the expectations we place on ourselves as parents, to the dynamics of how a family works and even the conversations we have with our children.
Radhika Sanghani As Pakistani schoolgirl education activist Malala Yousafzai, 17, collects the Nobel Peace Prize, we re-live her top moments and quotes.
Amy McNeilage Young Australians are increasingly being recruited to work in schools in Britain after there being an acute shortage of qualified teachers.
Kevin Donnelly It seems we have been misguided in abandoning the traditional, teacher-directed method of learning where the teacher spends more time standing at the front of the class, directing learning and controlling classroom activities.
Catherine Rodie Only 6 Percent of us have the jobs we wanted as kids – but is that a bad thing?
Livia Gamble While a lot of focus has been on children being bullied in schools, a new survey revealed teachers can be victims of cyber bullying too.
Lucy Townend Mollycoddling is off the agenda at this school, where tackle rugby, tree climbing and racing BMX bikes are allowed.
Nicole Thomson-Pride In remembrance of the ANZAC Centenary, there has never been a better time for children to start researching their family’s history.
KATE GEENTY Lonely Planet is aiming to grab adventurers at a young age, with a new series of books aimed at readers five and up.
Mark Lorch Let's start with a quiz…
Rebecca English Here is why Templestowe College principal Peter Hutton believes secondary school only works for about a "third of students".