Home | Top Stories (page 21)

Top Stories

Opinion: formal schooling can wait

Over recent decades, in many countries across the world, there has been increasing concern about the disparity in life expectations between children born into relative affluence and those born into more disadvantaged circumstances. This is true between nations, of course, ...

More »

Will minor parties come to the childcare table?

It’s finally springtime. This is when tulips and daffodils blossom – along with parliamentary bills. That means it’s time for childcare reform, provided the Senate plays along. The education minister, Simon Birmingham, promised that, upon his return, childcare reforms would be top ...

More »

Are entrepreneurs born or made?

Australian youth unemployment is almost the highest it’s been in ten years. For Gen Alpha, will this mean that, come their careers, they must innovate or fail? If this is the case, what makes an entrepreneur? Is entrepreneurialism an inborn ...

More »

Mr Huff triumphs in Children’s Book Council awards

The fuzzy, grey, cloud-like Mr Huff has won early childhood Book of the Year. The non-profit Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) awarded the accolade to Anna Walker’s story about emotions that overshadow a young boy. Although the titular character, Mr Huff, personifies glumness, ...

More »

Clinton’s childcare policy trumps Australia’s

Australia has always followed America militarily, culturally and economically. Yet one area where we’ve historically disregarded our Atlantic ally is childcare policy. That might change if Hillary Clinton is elected president this November. Clinton is advocating for universal childcare for US 4-year-olds, as ...

More »