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

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 to explode.

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.

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

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.

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

Fees, Lib Dems and political Islam: the real concerns on campus
By David Miliband - 03 November 7:32

Forget the old idea that students don’t care about wider politics, says David Miliband. My tour of u

Poverty, not lack of morals, was to blame for the riots
By James Mills - 25 October 15:29

Evidence published by the Ministry of Justice discredits Gove's view on the causes of the riots.

The tuition fees effect
By George Eaton - 24 October 13:04

University applications plummet by 9 per cent after fee cap is raised to £9,000.

Editors in last-ditch plea to scrap teacher anonymity
By Andrew Pugh - 19 October 18:07

Society of Editors call for changes to new Education Bill.

Strictly come learning
By Samira Shackle - 14 October 8:40

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the new head of Ofsted, on competition, discipline, and the incredible success

Knox’s trial by Dacre, Rio’s own goal and Tory (dis)appointments
By Peter Wilby - 10 October 1:00

Most newspapers thought that, given the paucity of evidence against her, Italian judges were right to acquit Amanda Knox of murdering the British student Meredith Kercher. Not the Daily Mail.

Has Labour abandoned the fight against Gove's school reforms?
By Rafael Behr - 30 September 15:18

Westminster seems to have signed off on education reforms. But the grassroots haven't.

A tale of two theories
By Colin MacCabe - 26 September 1:00

Sacked by Cambridge University amid accusations of
heroin-dealing and terrorist links, he became t

The QS World University Rankings are a load of old baloney
By David Blanchflower - 05 September 17:21

The University of Cambridge is not the best university in the world.

Full transcript | Nick Clegg | Speech on education | Wandsworth, London | 5 September 2011
By Nick Clegg - 05 September 13:34

"I want to see all of the second wave free schools in poorer neighbourhoods."