By Jonn Elledge - 01 March 11:13
It’s unfair to equate the failure of providers such as E-Act with the failure of the whole academies programme. But if academies had been introduced more slowly, could this have been avoided?
By Kate Chhatwal - 28 February 16:37
Even when you account for all other factors, female teachers are less likely than their male counterparts to become head of their school. Would all-women shortlists help counterbalance the casual sexism of school recruitment boards?
By Jonn Elledge - 14 February 11:52
The Adult Skills Budget, which funds all non-academic education for those 19 or over, is being cut by a fifth between now and 2015-16. The least we can do is pay attention.
By Michael Gove - 12 February 20:54
The education secretary responds to the <i>NS</i> debate on public schools.
By New Statesman - 06 February 13:18
Leading educationalists respond to the question of public schools.
By Ed Smith - 06 February 8:29
The academic George Watson was an anti-Marxist but never a conservative.
By Jonny Scaramanga - 05 February 9:02
Teaching creationism is unquestionably harmful, but should we be trying to ban it? Jonny Scaramanga, a former pupil at an evangelical school, examines how we are failing to hold such institutions to account.
By Jonn Elledge - 04 February 15:17
There are a lot of different factors to consider before the school day can be extended – the type of activities on offer, how you're staffing them, whether more affluent parents should pay – but the education secretary hasn't been clear on any of the deta
By David Kynaston and George Kynaston - 03 February 22:09
Does a better social mix make these schools acceptable? The left has been silent on this issue for the past 40 years.
By Joe Hallgarten - 13 January 14:17
A politics-free period in schools could improve outcomes faster than any policy change.
By Hollie Warren - 03 December 18:49
As the top-performing countries in Asia and Europe demonstrate, excellence and equality are not in opposition – they go hand in hand.
By Frances Ryan - 11 November 14:51
Britain has a clear and shameful lack of social mobility, and private, fee-paying schools are symbolic of the wider link between how much money your parents have and how much opportunity you’re given.
By Jonn Elledge - 01 November 11:52
The World Innovation Summit for Education awards $500,000 to the most innovative teacher - but British attitudes toward education mean that it's unlikely to ever be awarded to a teacher from the UK.
By Oliver Williams - 30 October 13:16
The question of degrees, earnings and careers is a common one. But which subjects did the world's wealthiest individuals take at university, and how did it help them?
By Glosswitch - 29 October 10:07
Comparing teachers to parents doesn’t just de-professionalise them; it places ridiculous, unachievable expectations on them in addition to those they’re under already.
By Alice O'Keeffe - 24 October 7:10
There is a tiny, nagging part of my brain that thinks I should be more like Rosa.
By New Statesman - 18 October 14:02
The new shadow education secretary's eloquence and media savviness will allow him to challenge the self-confident Michael Gove.
By Laura McInerney - 18 October 9:57
Even if 90 per cent of Free Schools are brilliant, it is not okay to sacrifice 400 children in a process that was obviously foolish from the outset.
By Tony Smith - 12 October 8:49
An open letter on the government's decision to limit schools' ability to enter students early for GCSEs.
By Frances Ryan - 02 October 13:12
You wouldn't feel guilty about buying a house, a car, or a holiday, so why feel guilty about paying for your children's education? Well, here's why.
By Fred Wienand - 27 September 15:00
Is boarding school really a form of abuse, as some have claimed? Fred Wienand argues that our view of schooling away from home is stuck in the 19th century.
By Glosswitch - 19 September 14:14
Increasingly, just as poverty itself is linked to ignorance or moral failings, poor parenting is associated with being poor.
By Jon Manning - 17 September 11:00
The debate around affordable higher education usually revolves around tuition fees - but there are far greater costs to going to university.
By Jonn Elledge - 05 September 15:52
The increase in the leaving age this year will be hard to deliver. The next one, due in 2015, will be damned near impossible. And what are politicians doing about it? Very little, says Jonn Elledge.
By Ed Smith - 30 August 13:36
But good grades don’t always make great workers.
By Rafael Behr - 30 August 7:03
Rafael Behr sets out the dividing lines on education.
By Steven Baxter - 01 August 12:09
In principle, it's a good idea, but the Government’s School Direct scheme isn’t attracting enough schools. Are we heading for a shortage of teachers?
By Nicholas Lezard - 25 July 9:35
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.
By Tabatha Leggett - 25 June 10:38
Tabatha Leggett visits A C Grayling's elite start-up, where the first intake of students are getting to grips with life at a private university.
By Jon Day - 15 June 12:00
In our hypermediated world, where we choose to bestow our attention has become a matter of commercial interest. Joshua Cohen, an American novelist and critic, has drawn up a history of attention in short, attention-grabbing episodes, from the dawn of writ