Heather McCartney and me
By Richard Herring - 19 December 11:42

Herring reveals the inspiration he found in a children's Christmas show plus thoughts on the joy of

Interview: Ed Balls
By Martin Bright and John Kampfner - 13 December 12:00

The education secretary is passionate about transforming schools and the lives of children in Britai

A year when the personal became political
By Peter Wilby - 13 December 12:00

We will be hearing a lot more about "personalised" public services in 2008

Separated at birth
By David Messer - 10 December 14:10

On 9 December 2006 two baby girls born in a Czech hospital were mixed up and were sent home with the

A Danish row on British shores
By Hans Hauge - 07 December 10:17

How a row between two Denmark-based academics broke out on newstatesman.com. Here Hans Hauge respond

All that glitters
By Rachel Aspden - 06 December 12:00

The O2's exhibition of artefacts from ancient Egypt has been dismissed as "tacky" and "rapacious". T

Leave it to the professionals
By Peter Wilby - 06 December 12:00

Ministers can't make children read.

Universities struggle to come clean
By Sara Hall - 04 December 12:19

Following active student campaigning a couple of UK universities have now agreed to look into invest

Faith schools and social cohesion
By Paul Donovan - 27 November 12:40

Do faith schools promote cohesion and help with integration or are they a force for division in soci

Invest in science or risk the economy
By Caroline Anning - 23 November 17:44

A lack of investment in the sciences over many years is posing a risk to the UK economy - and the go

The great grammar con
By Peter Wilby - 22 November 12:00

Grammar schools and "setting" are equally discredited.

Why American students are hunger striking
By Claire Provost - 19 November 17:17

How a growing student movement in the US is resorting to radical tactics to make their voices heard

Chávez and the students
By Kennedy and Markovits - 15 November 12:00

Observations on Venezuela

Labour's lost inspiration
By John Hayes - 01 November 12:00

The former home of craftsman William Morris could soon be available for weddings

An African affair
By Sue Hubbard - 01 November 12:00

In the arid scrub of Eastern Province, Sue Hubbard enrolls as a teacher to the Kenyan boy she sponso

Scientific illiteracy
By James Medhurst - 31 October 13:26

Novel educational techniques such as phonics may be trendy but where is the proof that they do any g

A new revolutionary slogan
By Peter Wilby - 18 October 13:00

Peter Wilby identifies a remedy for Brown's ills

No model for girls
By Fiona Bawdon - 27 September 13:00

There is now solid evidence that images of super-thin celebrities in the media have a direct effect

A day in the life
By Billy Hayes - 12 September 14:21

CWU chief Billy Hayes gives us a glimpse of how he spends his time at the TUC annual conference and

Poorer children should do better
By Peter Wilby - 06 September 13:00

Schools will have to change more radically

Why our children carry guns
By Rageh Omaar - 30 August 13:00

Guns and knives are becoming a part of growing up for children in our country

Still a class thing
By Anthony Little - 24 August 16:17

As part of our series looking at the issue of class and 'poshness' in 2007, we ask the Head Master o

How paedophiles can be stopped
By Angela Neustatter - 09 August 13:00

Many abusers start offending at an early age, often having been abused themselves. A new project aim

Iraq, the MOD and class warfare
By Matthew Holehouse - 06 August 15:38

How the 'positive' story of the Iraq war could be taught to British children

Teenage wasteland
By Ruth Hedges - 31 July 11:06

Following another London gang killing, Ruth Hedges - who worked with youngsters on the estate where

Mind, body and spirit
By Carla Power - 26 July 13:00

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Equality is a pretence
By Sholto Byrnes - 26 July 13:00

Why we should speak up for the other e-word

Schools need to be fair, not free
By Fiona Millar - 26 July 13:00

Gordon Brown may have handled the transition to No 10 with extraordinary success but trouble may lie

Swedish model
By Sam Alexandroni - 19 July 13:00

Observations on children

Glasgow bombs: the doctor I knew
By Shiraz Maher - 05 July 13:00

How did Dr Bilal Abdulla, a medic from Paisley hospital, come to be one of Britain's prime terror su