A more equitable school system

Educational opportunity in Australia – who succeeds and who misses out?

This critical question about our schools is the title of a new report commissioned by the Mitchell Institute. It is a thorough, timely and outstanding contribution to our understanding of disadvantage in schooling. The...

Give schools an inch and they will give us back a mile | Thought Starters

Principal for a day: a policy wonk’s day out at Kensington Community High School If you’re like me and probably many other followers of Australian politics and policy-making, putting together the words ‘policy’ and...

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Youth Action, What’s Up West? | 26-27 September 2013

What’s Up West? 2013 Youth Action is an organisation in NSW representing young people aiming to create a society where they are supported, engaged and valued. This year Miriam Lyons, CPD’s executive director, will...

Jane Caro and Chris Bonnor AM

GetUp! | ‘Every child, every school’, features Pushing our luck authors

GetUp! campaign draws expertise from Pushing our luck education chapter Access online campaign, read Chris’s policy paper and sign the GetUp petition This position paper was commissioned by GetUp, and written by education expert...

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PromiseWatch 2013: Education

1. What the parties have pledged on education…   Published in partnership with Crikey, the PromiseWatch 2013 series captures snapshots of the major parties’ platforms in major policy areas   By CPD Researcher Julia Hosking...

Jane Caro – co-Author, Pushing our luck (school education chapter)

The Gonski Report – Yes or No? | Sydney, 16 April 2013

Weekly Seminar at The Sydney Institute When: 5:30pm, 16 April 2013 Where: Clayton Utz Seminar Room, Level 13, 1 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 200o The Sydney Institute is hosting a seminar and discussion on...

ABC Local | 19 March 2013

CPD fellow Chris Bonnor talks equity and school education on ABC Local… Chris Bonnor, CPD fellow and author of the school education chapter in forthcoming book Pushing our luck, discusses the Australian education system with...

The Thought Bubble podcast, 1 March

CPD fellow interviews CPD fellow on Gonski CPD fellow Chris Bonnor discusses obstacles to the recommendations from the Gonski review of school funding, “ever seeing the light of day”. The Thought Bubble is the...

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Chris Bonnor | 774 ABC Radio Melbourne, 8 January

Private school education no advantage at university say educators Education expert and CPD fellow Chris Bonnor explains to Leon Compton  that when it comes to performance at University level a costly private school education...

TAFE campaign and CPD report | Mainstream news outlets, Nov 2012

Mainstream news outlets including Prime7 News, NineMSN and The Australian reported on the Save Our TAFE campaign launched by the NSW Public Sector Association, and the CPD paper released at the launch event for...