23 August 2018
Can therapy dogs decrease anxiety and stress in students, and improve school attendance? These are just some of the questions Monash University academics Dr Linda Henderson and Dr Christine Grove from the Faculty of Education are trying to answer as they push for more research in this area.
13 August 2018
Emeritus Professor Bill Louden from the University of Western Australia presented at Research Conference 2018 in Sydney. His session, titled Evidence-based approaches to school improvement: Kimberley Schools Project outlined the fundamental principles that underpin the thinking behind the project.
26 July 2018
On this episode of School Improvement, Cobram Primary School Principal Matt Knight and teacher Cassie Ryan discuss an initiative that has dramatically reduced the number of unexplained and chronic student absences at the school.
19 July 2018
In PIRLS 2016 (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), students were asked about behaviours that could limit reading instruction. Today’s infographic takes a look at some of the results for absenteeism.
18 July 2018
The Cathy Freeman Foundation works closely with remote Indigenous communities with the aim of improving student engagement at school. One of the foundation’s programs focuses on improving student attendance and in today’s article, Cathy Freeman and a teacher involved tell us more.
19 June 2018
In the second of two articles on Gunbalanya School in the Northern Territory, we find out about its switch to a flexible calendar to improve student attendance, and how educators are working with the community and industry to prepare students for work.
08 March 2018
Australia's annual Closing the Gap Report details progress against government targets in the areas of health, education and employment. This infographic focuses on the rates of school attendance, comparing Indigenous and non-Indigenous student groups.
02 February 2018
The OECD has collected data on student lateness from school systems in countries and economies around the world. Today’s infographic looks at some of the results.
09 January 2018
These high school educators have developed an intervention program for disengaged male students that mixes weekly lessons with intensive physical training sessions and challenges.
30 May 2017
A US research study suggests a simple postcard to parents encouraging them to improve their child’s school attendance could be a powerful tool for educators.