The University of Melbourne's Professor John Hattie evaluates criticisms that there have only been small improvements in schools over the 10 years since the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy began.
Year 12 student Shoryu Das-Zaman explains why he has called into an inquiry into unregulated high school coaching colleges. The Australian Tutoring Association's Mohan Dhall discusses the accreditation of tutors. Student Nahrain Oshana evaluates the benefits and costs of extra tutoring. And psychologist Jocelyn Brewer reveals some of the risks of overdoing coaching.
Thomas and his mother, Maggie, clean up after Charlie when he is found playing with his faeces in his bedroom. Maggie frustratedly explains to Thomas they'll always have to look after his autistic brother after Thomas angrily rejects his responsibility. (Coarse language.)
Josie complains about having to visit her grandmother after school, observes Nonna's "spy ring" at work, refuses to eat, complains about the heat and argues in Italian before being kicked out of the house.
Restructures and budget cuts to the vocational education system put Australia at risk of a skills shortage in the future, according to industry figures who are calling for an overhaul of the student loan system.
The recruitment of 15 highly paid executive principals tasked with improving the performance of schools in NSW with high proportions of Aboriginal students is starting to pay off in Tamworth. Hillvue Primary School executive principal Chris Shaw has the authority to choose his own staff and vary the curriculum, and the school's NAPLAN results and level of parent engagement have been transformed.
Microbiologist Slava Epstein demonstrates a novel approach to growing microbes in a laboratory that greatly expands the number of organisms available to researchers to study. Rather than using a Petri dish with agar jelly, the Northeastern University College of Science professor puts bacteria in a diluted soil solution and covers the samples in the dirt in which they were found, growing 30,000 percent more bacterial colonies in something that resembles their natural environment.
In the film, The Daughter (inspired by the play, The Wild Duck) Hedvig spirals after the revelation that her father isn't really her biological father and his swift rejection of her. In a moment of desperation, she attempts suicide and her estranged parents reunite at the hospital to await news of her condition. (Coarse language and depiction of suicide.)
In the film, The Daughter, Christian returns home for the first time in 15 years. In this scene, he's catching up with his old friend Oliver, meeting his family and assisting them as they try to nurse a wounded duck back to health. (Coarse language.)
An astrodynamicist comes up with a faster but riskier way to rescue Watney from Mars. Watney's fellow astronauts go against orders and decide to enact the dangerous plan that the head of NASA rejected.
Michael Moore leads two injured victims of the Columbine shooting and a media pack to KMart's headquarters to deliver bags of 9mm bullets purchased at the store. A spokesperson announces the withdrawal of such ammunition from sale.
In a satirical Media Sasquatch segment, Shaun Micallef and the "dean of journalism at the University of Coober Pedy" discuss the reporting of department store sale prices during current affairs broadcasts.
Mark Humphries tests his skills as a politician in a parody of Australian Ninja Warrior, awkwardly chatting with factory workers and shoppers, pretending to care about sport, backflipping on policy, using political cliches, and avoiding the question in interviews. (Coarse language.)
The film Animal Kingdom portrays a mother driven by her maternal instinct to protect her adult sons, even if they happen to be drug dealers and murderers. This scene demonstrates the complicated reality that a family can be corrupt and evil and still have great love and loyalty for one another. (Coarse language.)
In the film, Animal Kingdom, J has reconnected with his criminally involved family and finds himself struggling with the demands this position had placed on him. Between guilt over things he's come to know and the pressure they're putting on him to stay silent, J is finding his return home quite difficult. (Coarse language.)
In the shocking closing scene to the film, Animal Kingdom, J returns home to his family, seemingly ready to make peace with the fact that they are violent criminals. Soon, it becomes clear that he hasn't returned to make amends, but rather to seek out revenge. (Violence and coarse language.)
In this scene from The Daughter, Hedvig convinces Christian to tell her about the big family secret and is heartbroken to discover that her dad is not her biological father. She goes to confront him to assure him that she'll always see herself as his but he won't even look at her. (Coarse language.)
In the film, The Daughter (based on Henrik Ibsen play, The Wild Duck), Christian returns home after years away to attend his father's wedding. In these pivotal scenes, Christian is with friends when he discovers that his father had an affair years ago when his mother was ill and confronts his father about the revelation. (Coarse language.)
Members of the Russian activist group, Pussy Riot, are challenged with questions about the effectiveness of some of their tactics and given a chance to respond to the accusations that they're simply using activism as a successful business model. (Coarse language.)
As ANZ recruits people with autism for for their cybersecurity department, Lateline discusses the benefits and challenges of hiring people on the spectrum with ANZ's Matt Ormiston, DXC Technology's Michael Fieldhouse, La Trobe University's Cheryl Dissanayake, and two employees with ASC.