Education Page ContentOur Education initiatives aim to improve student performance in Queensland state schools as well as assist aspiring, preservice, and current teachers with progressing their careers. Advancing educationThrough Advancing education, the Queensland Government has a plan that will see us take our world-class education system further and prepare our students for the challenges of tomorrow. Advancing Queensland State SchoolsAdvancing Queensland State Schools is a $200 million investment program set to fast track state school infrastructure development.Evidence HubThe Evidence Hub supports educators to engage in robust conversations about how best to ensure that every student succeeds by providing access to examples of effective practice and research.Autism HubThe Autism Hub is committed to improving educational outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Every Day Counts Every Day Counts aims to assist in improving student attendance at school through a shared commitment by students, parents, caregivers, schools and the community.Global schools through languages Global schools through languages is supporting Queensland state school students to develop a global mindset, enable them to communicate across languages and cultures and open doors to further study and opportunities.Independent Public Schools (IPS)The Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative delivers on the Queensland Government's commitment to provide state schools with greater autonomy in decision-making and increased capacity to work in new ways to maximise learning outcomes.Investing for Success (I4S)The Queensland Government will invest $480 million in Queensland state schools between 2016 and 2017 through the Investing for Success (I4S) initiative.Investing in our state schoolsThe Queensland Government is investing $9 billion into education according to the 2016–17 State Budget.Queensland senior assessment and tertiary entrance systemsThe Queensland Government will introduce new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems, which will commence for students entering Year 11 in 2019.Reading CentreThe Reading Centre champions reading as an essential life skill and a rewarding pastime. It provides specialist advice to educators and parents on how to teach reading and support readers, including strategies for students with dyslexia.Respectful RelationshipsThe Respectful Relationships education program has been developed as part of the Queensland Government's commitment to address domestic and family violence. Students from Prep to Year 12 will learn the skills they need to develop respectful and ethical relationships free of violence.State Schools Strategy 2017-2021 State Schools Strategy 2017-2021 (PDF, 275KB) provides an overview of our improvement agenda and identifies the key elements we are using to enhance improvement across our system to enable every student to succeed.Solid Pathways Solid Pathways is a unique, academic extension program that supports high achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.STEM The department is focused on increasing student performance and participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.