Pearson buys GlobalEnglish for $90m
By New Statesman - 25 May 14:49

As the rise of English as the language of global business continues, Pearson expands its stake in th

UK education reforms are "a shambles", says new report
By New Statesman - 18 May 11:48

The Intergenerational Foundation argues that higher tuition fees could add £2.2bn to the UK social s

Education – Labour’s next Clause 4?
Education – Labour’s next Clause 4?
By John Whitting QC - 14 May 14:39

The left needs a new education strategy.

The church school paradox
The church school paradox
By Nelson Jones - 27 April 15:29

Do faith schools have an unfair advantage in Britain today?

New Statesman
Right to reply: free schools are not divisive
By Toby Young - 18 April 18:40

There is no evidence that free schools will damage their neighbours.

Students must address ticking-time-bomb of inequality
Students must address ticking-time-bomb of inequality
By Usman Ali and Jo Wiggans - 18 April 18:23

Students have a role in bridging communities given socio-economic divisions and a new higher educati

New Statesman
Why Labour should not embrace free schools
By Lisa Nandy - 18 April 15:00

Andrew Adonis is wrong to argue that free schools do not favour the better off.

New Statesman
For-profit schools are the Tories' real agenda
By Trevor Fisher - 29 March 11:37

The barriers to profit-making by free schools are likely to be removed in time.

Right to reply: in defence of academies
By Anonymous - 23 March 15:22

It's a shame that Mehdi Hasan didn't come to my department to check the figures he used in his academies article (playground tactics?).

David Cameron at the City of London Academy in Southwark.
Right to reply: in defence of academies
By Jonathan Hill - 23 March 15:22

Academies are transforming education in the most deprived communities.

The education debate — School Wars
By Melissa Benn - 22 March 14:05

Melissa Benn reports over eight months from the front line in the battle for Britain’s education.

Ten things they don't tell you about academies
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 March 14:05

Ten inconvenient truths about the academy revolution.

Teather: “Free schools must not make profit”
By Rafael Behr - 19 March 14:06

It’s all unquiet on the Liberal Democrat front over government plans for private involvement in publ

New Statesman
In this week's New Statesman: The end of socialism
By Alice Gribbin - 15 March 11:25

Education special | Lost generation of 1992

Labour should support free schools — it invented them
By Andrew Adonis - 15 March 8:13

The party will get back into government by having a better plan for the future, not by opposing chan

New Statesman
The case against for-profit schools
By Rick Muir - 20 February 16:25

There are no empirical grounds for handing state schools over to the private sector.

New Statesman
The students are still revolting
By Francis Beckett - 20 February 0:00

On 21 February, many of the great and the good will gather at the House of Commons to help the National Union of Students celebrate its 90th birthday.

The Tory-Lib Dem university battle isn't over yet
By George Eaton - 16 February 9:23

Lifting the penalty on early student loan repayments won't be enough to keep the Tories happy.

Gove’s stealthy school reforms could become as toxic as the NHS bill
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 February 8:00

The Education Secretary's free-market reforms to our school system are a political time bomb waiting

How the coalition can help poorer students
By Anonymous - 31 January 13:42

The system and its generous provisions need to be aggressively marketed.

UK university applications down 8.7 per cent as fees rise
By Samira Shackle - 30 January 12:07

Applications in England, where fees will hit £9,000 per year, are down nearly 10 per cent.

Professor Pangloss
By Dominic Sandbrook - 23 January 0:00

Richard Evans's reputation as one of the finest academic historians of his generation is well deserved.

1066 and all that
By Richard J Evans - 23 January 0:00

Michael Gove argues that schools should teach children about kings, queens and wars. He's offering a

Kelvin’s honest amorality, Mitt’s weird faith and Toby’s school rules
By Peter Wilby - 16 January 0:00

Peter Wilby offers a guide to interpreting the red tops, worries about Mitt Romney, is alarmed about

A history lesson for Michael Gove
By Francis Beckett - 09 January 0:00

In 1934, Stalin told Soviet historians to change the way they taught history in schools. He disapproved of their textbooks, which did not offer the triumphant cavalcade of national heroes he considered appropriate.

“Science tells you that your opinion is worthless. That’s difficult”
By Helen Lewis - 08 December 11:50

The NS Interview: Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, physicists

Examiners caught "cheating" by telling teachers which questions to expect
By Samira Shackle - 08 December 9:25

An investigation by the <em>Telegraph</em> lays bare the problem of exam boards competing for busine

Shouting down David Willetts
By Nelson Jones - 23 November 12:03

Last night a lecture at Cambridge by the minister for higher education was cancelled following a stu

The uses of role models
By Juliet Jacques - 12 November 9:55

Can inspirational LGBT figures help the victims of homophobic bullying?

Targeting foreign students is a mistake
By Yo Zushi - 03 November 13:46

In a cynical bid to curb immigration, the government has tightened the screws on the higher educatio