General education

Are grandparents our home-learning heroes?

Emma Barton / 11 October 2021

Parents know that grandparents are worth their weight in gold when it comes to caring for and loving our kids. But in these, the strangest of times, grandparents are finding new ways to stay connected and it's providing much-needed relief for exhausted home-schooling parents.

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Indigenous education

Sadie sets the pace for those following in her footsteps

Catherine Gunning and Sadie Green / 14 October 2021

Sadie Green is Gawura's longest-attending student and this month she'll graduate Year 12. At Gawura Indigenous culture is celebrated alongside a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. But lockdowns and school closures have hit this community hard, and the school now needs to play catch-up on fundraising so more First Nations students like Sadie can reach their protential.

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Rural and Regional education

The dark secrets of Australian education will be revealed for families moving to the country

Sean Barrett / 05 August 2021

Now that we've discovered we can work from almost anywhere, families are leaving cities in pursuit of more affordable, healthier lifestyles in the country. But many will be shocked by the underperformance of regional schools - evidenced in literacy and numeracy results, Year 12 completion rates and poor post-school opportunities.

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Rural and Regional education

The power within community

Nicole Wright / 08 June 2021

The Country Education Foundation believes in equal access to education irrespective of background, circumstances or location. But trusting local communities to call the shots when it comes to supporting students who need it most, has been critical to their success.

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STEM education

When a young woman puts up her hand for STEM, we all win

Emma Brand / 09 June 2021

Women belong in the lab, in the field, and in the room solving massive, complex scientific and engineering problems. Every time a young woman puts up her hand to say that she wants in – we all win. So what's holding us back?

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STEM education

Give a gift that counts this Christmas

Sean Barrett / 17 December 2020

How many of your daughter's gifts this year will discourage her from becoming a future scientist, engineer or IT leader? Gender stereotyping, alongside other forces, is turning young women away from science and maths. So this year, buy your boys and girls something that will whet their appetite for STEM.

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Indigenous education

How opportunities helped build my self-worth

Brianna Knight / 23 February 2021

A proud Iningai woman, Brianna is making the most of every opportunity that comes her way. From school, to university and everything in between, including a summer internship at Origin Energy. She wants young people to understand the value of opportunity - not only for networking and developing skills, but in helping find your sense of self.

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