In this issue, we shine a light on ACER’s partnership with Dare to Lead to undertake research and the development of professional learning resources for teachers and school leaders. We illustrate our research into transitions to work for Indigenous learners, report on the Yiramalay/ Wesley Studio School journey, highlight the latest additions to Learning Ground – ACER’s Indigenous education research portal – and examine the maths achievement of Australia’s Indigenous 15-year-olds. This issue also celebrates the launch and implementation of ACER’s Reconciliation Action Plan and reflections from a kinship presentation delivered to our staff by Lyn Riley, Chair of ACER’s Advisory Committee on Indigenous Education. We also pay tribute to, and reflect on, the contribution that the late Dr Nola Purdie made in Indigenous educational research.