8 February 2018
The “gap” between Indigenous and other school students is even bigger than official figures show. Grattan research reveals that Year 9 Indigenous students in very remote areas are five years behind in numeracy, six years behind in reading, and seven-to-eight years behind in writing. Even in the cities and regions – where most Indigenous students live – the gap is three to four years by Year 9.
2 August 2017
Australia faces three overarching challenges in school education: improving the teaching of core academic skills and content; changing parts of what we teach and how we teach it to help young Australians develop their skills and capabilities; and reducing the disparities between educational haves and have-nots. In this submission to a parliamentary inquiry, Pete Goss details how we can make progress on all three.
28 July 2017
A quarter of a million students started university this year. The government has information about how well they are likely to do. But that information is not available to students, or difficult for them to find. In this submission, Grattan’s Andrew Norton and Ittima Cherastidtham call on the government to provide personalised completion prospects to students.
30 May 2017
The Turnbull Government’s ‘Gonski 2.0’ plan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to end Australia’s long and toxic school funding wars — but it is not perfect. In this submission to the Senate Inquiry, School Education Program Director Pete Goss and Fellow Julie Sonnemann recommend six changes to Gonski 2.0 to create an even better, faster and more affordable route to needs-based funding.
20 July 2016
Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Data Availability and Use
20 June 2016
Gathering good evidence of what works in classrooms is vital to building better schools.