11 February 2018

The Commonwealth’s role in improving schools

A conversation with School Education Fellow, Julie Sonnemann. The Commonwealth should not use the extra money it is spending on schools as an excuse to intervene in school education. The danger is that the ‘Gonski 2.0 Review’ could be used as a platform for Commonwealth interventions that sound good, but don’t actually help on the ground.

8 February 2018

The shocking truth about Australia’s efforts to ‘close the gap’

A conversation with School Education Program Director Pete Goss. 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.

26 November 2017

Towards an adaptive education system in Australia

A conversation with School Education Program Director, Pete Goss. Australia’s school education system is not fit for purpose, and we need to rethink the way we teach students, support teachers and run schools. To halt the decline, we should make the system more adaptive.

4 July 2017

Gonski 2.0 – Where to from here

A conversation with School Education Program Director, Pete Goss. The Coalition’s Education Amendment Bill or Gonski 2.0 as its been coined, has passed through the senate. And while Gonski 2.0 is a step forward in school funding, this is just one aspect of improving Australia’s schools. So what will likely happen now? And what should happen next?

23 June 2017

Engaging students: creating better classroom environments for learning – Sydney

Event Podcast: In this Forward Thinking event, Dr Peter Goss, Grattan Institute School Education Program Director, hosted a panel of leading educators to explore: What is happening in Australia’s classrooms; how can schools and teachers create better classroom environments for learning; and, what policy changes would help schools the most.

30 May 2017

Gonski 2.0: what will it look like and what’s still missing?

An interview with School Education Program Director Pete Goss. The Commonwealth Government’s 2017 Amendment to the Education Act, its ‘Gonski 2.0’ plan has shown the most promise yet on delivering needs-based funding in line with the Gonski review of 2011. But changes are still necessary to ensure the greatest impact.

16 May 2017

Budget 2017: the verdict

A conversation with Grattan’s CEO, John Daley and Australian Perspectives Fellow, Brendan Coates, featuring guest interviews with Grattan Program Directors, Jim Minifie, Stephen Duckett, Marion Terrill, Pete Goss and Andrew Norton. A guide to the 2017 Budget – the main themes, budget repair, budget methodology and Bill Shorten’s Budget reply.

5 May 2017

Engaging students: creating better classroom environments for learning – Adelaide

Event Podcast: In this event, in partnership with the State Library South Australia, Dr Peter Goss, Grattan Institute School Education Program Director, hosted a panel of leading educators to explore: What is happening in Australia’s classrooms; how can schools and teachers create better classroom environments for learning; and, what policy changes would help schools the most.

3 May 2017

Engaging students: creating better classroom environments for learning – Melbourne

Event podcast: In this Policy Pitch event, Dr Peter Goss, Grattan Institute School Education Program Director, hosted a panel of leading educators to explore: What is happening in Australia’s classrooms; how can schools and teachers create better classroom environments for learning; and, what policy changes would help schools the most.