Category: Close the Gap

$120 Million Investment to Help Young Indigenous Australian Kids

Indigenous children in Australia, particularly in remote and regional areas, are more likely to be behind non-Indigenous children when they begin their education. This is why the federal government announced on Aug. 4 its investment of more than $120 million to expand existing early learning services and trial a new “explicit teaching” early learning model….

School Attendance Biggest Factor to Reduce Education Gap for Australian Indigenous Kids

A new report has found that increasing school attendance among Indigenous students is the single greatest factor needed to close the gap or reduce the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The “Mind the Gap” report by the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) has revealed a significant achievement gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by…