Australia's universities have climbed up the world rankings, with eight in the top 200 and almost every institution improving its standing. But there are fears Australia's impressive performance could be short-lived with the federal government's deregulation of tuition fees.
Any NSW school that catches an HSC student plagiarising, asking or even paying someone to do their major work, or who deliberately hands an assessment task in late, must now record the offence on a new register, set up seven years after the Independent Commission Against Corruption investigated cheating in take-home exams.
Australia needs to stop obsessing over international education rankings and be confident in its own values and vision, one of the world's most influential educators has warned.
Staff and parents started a petition opposing the plan, which falls under the shire draft LEP being considered by the state government, to build an eight-storey block in University Avenue.
The Australian public, not individuals, gains most from higher education but students shoulder most of the cost, according to international figures that undermine the government's claim that students should pay more because they benefit most.
Online NAPLAN tests that become more or less difficult depending on how many answers students are getting right yield more precise results and lead to greater student engagement, a major trial has found.
Victims and their families can feel totally helpless. But some schools are trialling a new approach to combat bullying.