The impact of class size on education quality is a highly contested issue in Australia. Smaller class sizes tend to be popular with teachers, education unions and parents.
Alexandra Smith Education minister Rob Stokes did not know about any problems at Punchbowl Boys' School and his office had not received any complaints from teachers or parents before education department officials briefed him that they had sent an investigation team to the school.
Alexandra Smith Australian students are learning in more disruptive classrooms than many of their peers in other OECD countries, new global reports show.
Pallavi Singhal More than half the students at Evans High School speak a language other than English in a picture that is increasingly becoming the norm - at least in some parts of Sydney.
Kim Arlington Why do so many Australians seek health support on the internet?
Alexandra Smith For Ashley Quinn and his wife Katherine, the decision when to send their eldest daughter, Matilda, to school was never in question.
Clare Kermond When seriously ill kids miss out on school, they miss a lot more than classroom learning.
Alexandra Smith A record number of year 6 students sat the annual entry test for one of 4226 spots in NSW's 21 selective and 26 partially selective schools.
Markus Mannheim Publishing literacy and numeracy test results can help schools and students.
Eryk Bagshaw, Georgina Mitchell A private college network heavily promoted by Steve "Commando" Willis that spent more than a third of its taxpayer funded budget on advertising in one year has closed, leaving 1600 students in limbo and 200 staff redundant.
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Clinical Western storms to another championship final
Western wins by two points in a thriller with Newcastle Rebels at Carrington Park
Nominations sought from players to contest the annual Lachlan Valley District Golf Associations Championships and Pennants
You are invited to a special Harmony Day community morning tea at the Parkes TAFE Campus on Thursday.
Cambridge, Reedy Gold and Bowling Club are the Parkes cricket premiers after last weekend's grand finals
No good news from the Pennants bowling for any of our three teams this weekend.