NAPLAN is a high-stakes test - schools are held publicly accountable for its results - and high-stakes tests are known to lead to unethical, unscrupulous, and sometimes corrupt behaviour, writes Leila Morsy.
Perhaps the real question that the Labor Party needs to ask itself is what conditions need to be in place for any leader to succeed, writes Chris Styles.
The NSW government has thrown its support behind a landmark report by UNSW’s Professor Deborah Brennan, by announcing a $20 million injection into the state's preschools.
New research shows that early intervention and support for families is critical if foster children are to be reunited quickly and safely with their birth parents.
For opera to flourish in this country, both the Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia need to commit to the ongoing revitalisation of opera itself, writes Michael Hooper.
Professor Andrew Schultz’s “big and bold” symphony celebrating Canberra’s architecture and landscape will be the anthem for the capital’s centenary celebrations.
Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter has called for a focus on moral education to counter violence in society.
A life-long dedication to music has won Roger Covell, co-founder of the Australia Ensemble, the Sir Bernard Heinze Award for his outstanding contribution to music.
Ela Gandhi will discuss her grandfather's legacy of nonviolent resistance, social justice, and respect for the environment in a free public lecture at UNSW.
Australia is at the forefront of a wholly new approach to dealing with the impacts of domestic violence, write Inara Walden and Ludo McFerran of the Safe at Home, Safe at Work Project at UNSW.