THE University of Newcastle has been ranked in the top 10 of Australian universities in the 2014 QS World University Rankings, a rise of five places on last year.
A Supreme Court judge has formally awarded a former teacher more than $1.27 million in damages after he developed chronic depression when forced to teach the worst behaved students.
The Australian education system is in worse shape now than when David Gonski handed down his damning assessment of it three years ago, with academic performance sliding and the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students widening.
Principals and teachers fear they are headed down a path of privatisation by stealth, after Victoria signed a contentious deal to enhance Tony Abbott's push to have 1500 "independent public schools" by 2017.
New teachers say they need better preparation in dealing with behaviour management and more practical experience in schools before graduating from university, a major study has revealed.
The state government is facing a crisis of overcrowding in primary schools in Sydney’s north, with some schools projected to be enrolling more than double the number of students they have space for within four years.