Education

Is education foreign aid?

Academics say the Coalition’s boost to Australian awards is an inefficient use of scarce aid funds but universities think they teach students about Australian culture, writes Lucy Slade.

Amateur athletes to get drug lessons

Illicit drug education, a policy priority for all major parties, is now not just for professional athletes, writes Georgia Smith.

Students kick goals with sporting programs

Encouraging children to play more sport is a policy priority for all parties, with the Coalition set to continue rolling out its Sporting School programs. Claudia Alp reports.

Experts say no to maths and science policy

With youth mental illness rates increasing, students and mental health professsionals oppose the Coalition’s plan to make mathematics and science compulsory in Year 12. Holley Gawne reports.

Students given more opportunities to study abroad

A federal government initiative is offering Australian students the chance to study abroad in the Asia-Pacific region. The New Colombo Plan aims to gives students more opportunities…