Noel Pearson’s involvement in remote Indigenous Queensland schools to continue

Noel Pearson’s involvement in two remote Indigenous Queensland schools has been cemented in a new deal with the state government after a rocky period of negotiations. Pearson’s Good To Great Schools Australia, which pulled out of Aurukun school after a tumultuous dispute including the government’s attempts to limit the contentious Direct Instruction (DI) curriculum, has signed an in-principle agreement for jointly running the Coen and Hopevale schools. The deal, which is expected to result in a formal contract by February, breaks an impasse over DI that was believed to have…

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