Get out of the office and breathe some oxygen
By Erin Roof - 24 July 13:00

From time to time, everyone needs a little advice, especially when they are starting out. Heather Wilkinson has built an entire business on this premise.

Your skills have not been recognised, please dial again
By Andrew Coombes - 24 July 13:00

Job security and sufficient staff are prerequisites to effective training

Competitive advantage is under threat
By Jonn Elledge - 24 July 13:00

The British economy increasingly depends on the ability of its workforce to develop and utilise new

Ten tips for smart learning
By Erin Roof - 24 July 13:00

1 - Be open to learning

Yes, old dogs can learn new tricks. Building up skills through all stages of life fosters motivation and success and improves self esteem. It keeps people at the cutting edge of their fields.

2 - Find out how you learn

Geeks and volunteers lead the way
By Becky Hogge - 24 July 13:00

A new generation of communicators will show us how to get ahead in business

How smart can we make society?
By Kathryn Corrick - 24 July 13:00

Once we leave formal education, few of us think much more about learning. Yet, we can’t help but learn - even if it’s only to work out that the schedule for Doctor Who has been randomised beyond comprehension.

Round table: Smart learning for the future
By Staff blogger - 24 July 13:00

Participants discussed how far technology is a part of smart learning and how far we have gone towar

Walter Mitty, eat your heart out
By Iain Simons - 24 July 13:00

Sophisticated computer gameplay gives you the chance to be somone else in a virtual world

Learning takes a lifetime
By Peter Wilby - 24 July 13:00

The older we get, the more we realise what we need to know

Parenting: Mamafesto
By Viv Groskop - 17 July 13:00

While "mommy wars" rage in the US, an agenda of political demands is emerging in western countries f

The dangerous world of the princess
By Kira Cochrane - 03 July 13:00

Hear the word "princess", and what other words and phrases spring to mind?

Revolting students
By Simon Parker - 03 July 13:00

Observations on universities

The good chef
By Bee Wilson - 26 June 13:00

<strong>Relish: the extraordinary life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian celebrity chef

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Old school tie lives on
By Francis Beckett - 19 June 13:00

Observations on inequality

Brave new world
By Becky Hogge - 12 June 13:00

Technophobia is the biggest barrier to the internet revolution

Uproar over caste quotas for colleges
By Sarah Bancroft - 05 June 13:00

Observations on India

Educating for creativity
By Staff blogger - 05 June 13:00

A New Statesman round table - The role of private-sector business

NS Roundtable - Practical learning
By Staff blogger - 08 May 13:00

Breaking down the barriers to success

Jamie leaves a nasty aftertaste
By Brendan O'Neill - 08 May 13:00

Observations on food by <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>

The teachers who must have faith
By Francis Beckett - 17 April 13:00

Observations on education

I'm reading happiness at Harvard
By Barbara Gunnell - 03 April 13:00

Observations on education

What Education Bill?
By Emma Lee-Potter - 06 March 12:00

Education - parents. As teenagers spill out of school, the controversial reforms are just about the

Does skool suck?
By Staff blogger - 06 March 12:00

Billy Bragg In 1969, I failed my eleven-plus. From that moment on, no one mentioned the word university to me, and I don't recall any of my classmates going on to study for a degree. That I succeeded against the odds doesn't excuse that waste of potential.

Our school's fine, thanks
By Fran Abrams - 06 March 12:00

Education - Ministers are making far-reaching decisions based on the experience of London alone. Els

Finally, freedom
By Francis Gilbert - 06 March 12:00

Education - a teacher's view. We'll learn to love the bill, argues Francis Gilbert

Public schools and the educational system
By A L Rowse - 06 March 12:00

By A L Rowse. Originally published in the <em>New Statesman and Nation</em>, 23 May 1942. Selected

You and I pay for this chauvinism
By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - 06 March 12:00

Education - Labour is validating the brainwashing of the young

Where did it all go wrong?
By Peter Wilby - 06 March 12:00

Education - The Education Bill has turned into a definitive confrontation between Tony Blair and his

Does any country get ten out of ten?
By Staff blogger - 06 March 12:00

Education - Britain could learn a few lessons by watching what works abroad. By <strong>Andrew Steph

Their backgrounds say it all
By Jon Trickett - 06 March 12:00

Education - the decision-makers

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