Why helping at home is good for kids
They might complain about it, but doing chores can be good for children. Now a major study will find out exactly what they think about helping out at home.
How to cope with your child’s first day at school
The first day of school is a huge transition, not just for children but parents too. Seeing it as a positive challenge can make it easier for everyone.
Keeping new teachers in the classroom
As new teachers leave the profession in droves, more must be done to give them the job security and resilience they - and their students - need.
Lessons to learn from the International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate, a global alternative to standard secondary schooling, is gaining ground. State education authorities can learn from its merits.
Using education to create cohesion from conflict
Professor Joseph Lo Bianco learned at a young age how language could divide communities. He now uses it to help opposing sides in conflicts find common ground.
It takes two to write and laugh
Sisters Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard have found fun and success in writing children's books that aim to build the resilience of younger readers.
Why Australia needs a business plan
Australia's drop in the innovation rankings and the lack of collaboration between industry and universities are the focus of this episode of The Policy Shop.
Is social media good for you?
It can certainly be addictive, but whether social media boosts or harms your mental health comes down to how you use it.
Making universities worth it
If higher education is to be properly valued in society institutions must be more transparent on what they do and how they perform.
Reigniting higher education admissions reform
As the school year draws to an end, so the debate around reforming the admissions process to universities needs to be reignited.