Who'd take a $500 job in Africa?
By Kwamchetsi Makokha - 14 March 12:00

Africa special: emigration - Thousands of students are sent to foreign universities, but then stay a

Darcus Howe checks black boys' school reports
By Darcus Howe - 14 March 12:00

Our black boys do as well in school as the working-class whites, and perhaps better

Even Desperate Housewives is a victim of the culture wars
By Francis Beckett - 07 March 12:00

Violence and threats from militant religious groups are coming thick and fast, and the targets are w

Politics - Richard Reeves denounces Ruth Kelly's sell-out
By Richard Reeves - 28 February 12:00

The end of A-levels was a flagship policy for Labour's young modernisers. But Ruth Kelly has caved i

John Pilger finds our children learning lies
By John Pilger - 21 February 12:00

In our schools, children learn that the US fought the Vietnam war against a "communist threat" to "u

Bigotry lives on in Scotland
By Tim Luckhurst - 21 February 12:00

Observations on religious schools

NS Interview - Ruth Kelly
By John Kampfner - 14 February 12:00

Labour spring conference - She has a new vision for comprehensive schools - and promises her religio

Graduate debt? Do a runner . . .
By Stuart Dunn - 07 February 12:00

Stuart Dunn finds that, after 15 years of charging tuition fees, New Zealand faces a brain drain

America - Andrew Stephen watches the paper line up to vote
By Andrew Stephen - 07 February 12:00

If academia were truly free-thinking, it would accept that the possibility of innate differences bet

Stick together
By Tim Jones - 31 January 12:00

NS & Fellows' Associates round table - Teachers can predict which children are likely to offend. Pr

Blair's flagship schools and the money that never was
By Francis Beckett - 17 January 12:00

Private bodies, we are told, are putting millions into Labour's new city academies. In return, they

The rebels can succeed, too
By Laura Barnett - 17 January 12:00

Observations on leadership

When parents are a child's best teachers
By Jenni Russell - 10 January 12:00

Home education is booming. And it already saves the state millions of pounds. So why doesn't the gov

Wot not to say
By Ann Widdecombe - 06 December 12:00

Lost for Words: the mangling and manipulating of the English language

John Humphrys <em>Hodder & S

Watch out for a new supremo
By Francis Beckett - 06 December 12:00

Observations on schools

Rich kids go to college, poor ones to Baghdad
By Tom Woodward - 06 December 12:00

You're a 14-year-old high school student in the United States, and it's time to choose your electives for the next academic year. What catches your eye? History, music, physical education- or how about the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)?

How to turn outsiders on
By Matthew Broersma - 29 November 12:00

In a truly inclusive society, broadband would be available to all. Can the West Midlands meet the ch

I'm no atheist, I'm a rationalist
By Patrick West - 08 November 12:00

Observations on religion (2)

Setbacks for faith schools
By Francis Beckett - 08 November 12:00

Observations on religion (1)

A posher sort of social engineer
By Francis Beckett - 01 November 12:00

Observations on universities

The paradox of politics
By Francis Beckett - 25 October 13:00

Francis Beckett on too many students

On top of the world
By Patrick Dunleavy - 25 October 13:00

Patrick Dunleavy on the best of British

Why I chose to study across the pond
By James Crabtree - 25 October 13:00

James Crabtree on the American dream

Why a Kerry victory matters so much
By Staff blogger - 25 October 13:00

Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.

It's all a game
By Philip Sabin - 25 October 13:00

Philip Sabin on conflict analysis

Is Tony Blair a Tory on education?
By Francis Beckett - 27 September 13:00

NS Labour conference 2004 - Is there anything at all left-wing about the government's approach to sc

How car dealers can run state schools
By Francis Beckett - 20 September 13:00

If you've got £2m, you can "sponsor" one of new Labour's academies, and control teachers and curricu

Unfair to the only child
By Gunnar Pettersson - 06 September 13:00

Observations on school choice

A-levels are just rationing devices
By Staff blogger - 23 August 13:00

This year, the annual argument over A-levels and the alleged decline in standards began even be-fore the results were published. And why not? Nobody has ever bothered with the facts on this matter before putting finger to keyboard or mouth to microphone.

How church schools brainwash children
By Nick Cohen - 02 August 13:00

A candle is lit, the curtains closed and the five-year-olds begin a session of "prayer meditation".