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Given the holidays are here, it is an ideal time for educators to get their heads around some of the current issues and challenges for Australian education. Many educators have followed this throughout the process but there are others wh may be asking What is the Gonski report? This is article summarises the report and presents some of the challenges in an easy to read format. There is even a quiz at the end if you like to take it.

Commissioned by the Government in 2010 and chaired by businessman David Gonski, the review panel received more than 7,000 submissions, visited 39 schools, and consulted 71 education groups across Australia

It presented its findings to the Government in November 2011, and the Government released that report, along with its initial response, in February 2012.

Since then, the Commonwealth and states have been deliberating over what to do with the recommendations. Full article