Most weeks, Ashleigh Garven asks herself whether she took the right career path. "My mum's a nurse and I've got five aunties who are nurses," she said. "I decided to break the mould and be a teacher.' Now she can't get a fulltime job.
Science suffers from an image problem and Miley Cyrus may be the perfect solution.
On the NSW central coast, where mining has bitterly divided the community for years, an enterprising public high school principal saw an opportunity to team with a coal company to give students a chance to capitalise on the industry on their doorstep.
Support is growing among the state and territory governments for the Daniel Morcombe child safety course to be included in the national curriculum, with a majority of education ministers backing the idea.
Principal Richard Ford said almost all the school's students have had a tough start to life and some children arrived at the school with the development of a three-year-old.
Mohammad Allah-Yari had the advantage of rich personal experience when he was asked to craft a journal entry about belonging during his first HSC exam on Monday.
Schools are not devoting sufficient time to literacy and numeracy in the early years of primary school because the national curriculum is too overcrowded, according to a review released today.
The Abbott government's controversial review of the national curriculum has failed to reignite the culture wars as expected with its recommendations receiving widespread support across the country.
When right-wing ideologue Kevin Donnelly was appointed to co-chair a review of the national curriculum many braced themselves for a re-ignition of the culture wars.
As this year's HSC examinations get underway, teenagers who have spent their entire lives surrounded by digital information will wonder why they are still required to handwrite their HSC responses. There are good reasons why.