What Gove's meetings with Murdoch tell us
By George Eaton - 27 July 14:06

Is News Corp looking to set up its own free schools?

Teachers are striking for the wrong reasons
By Alice Miles - 04 July 1:00

Instead of fighting for greater professionalism in teaching, the unions are engaged in a war against

Striking teachers, digital firsts and Johann Hari’s method journalism
By Peter Wilby - 04 July 1:00

Peter Wilby’s engaging and entertaining take on the big stories of the week.

A plan to teach the world
By Gordon Brown - 15 June 9:06

The epidemic of youth unemployment is betraying the promise of globalisation – but it doesn’t need t

Why the New College isn't a new Oxbridge
By Jonn Elledge - 07 June 17:35

It's a private university, for the products of private schools.

Grayling's Folly is falling down
By David Allen Green - 07 June 14:35

The real reason to oppose the New College of the Humanities.

How higher tuition fees will cost the government more
By Samira Shackle - 07 June 10:06

Ministers face a spiralling bill for loans after underestimating how many universities would charge

Students must now choose between learning and earning
By Josh White - 05 June 13:38

It is short-sighted to give education no value unless it makes a direct economic contribution to the

Gove's free schools policy is already in trouble
By Francis Gilbert - 02 June 10:53

Even the parents wanting to set up free schools are frustrated.

No to high tuition fees, yes to abstinence
By George Eaton - 02 June 10:47

The public is divided on the coalition government's approach to education, according to the results of a New Statesman/ ICD poll.

A choice too far
By Laura McInerney - 02 June 10:46

EMA reforms in England will force teachers to ration funding.

Just another brick in the wall
By Anthony Seldon - 02 June 10:46

British schools have become joyless production lines. This is the moment for change.

The silent revolution
By Peter Wilby - 02 June 10:46

While everyone has been distracted by the shake-up of the NHS, Michael Gove has been pushing ahead w

LSE £8,500 fee buys breathing space for Willetts
By Duncan Robinson - 26 May 13:01

If the LSE asks for £8,500, how can lesser universities justify charging the full £9,000?

Education poll: yes to free schools, no to £9,000 fees
By George Eaton - 25 May 18:21

74 per cent oppose tuition fees of £9,000, a <em>New Statesman</em>/ICD poll finds.

Once the protests stop, who will rebuild the Middle East?
By Zamila Bunglawala - 12 May 12:45

British universities need to keep their doors open to Arab students, even if they come from authorit

The rich buying places at university? They already do
By Laurie Penny - 10 May 18:57

David Willetts's proposal merely formalises the process of purchasing access that already exists.

The coalition’s free schools dilemma
By Jonn Elledge - 09 May 11:22

Ministers can’t keep costs down, keep the profiteers out <em>and</em> get the revolutionary programm

The NS Interview: David Starkey, historian
By Sophie Elmhirst - 04 May 18:49

“From one queen to another. Oh, I’ve written my own headline”

The formula of life: the maths behind a zebra's stripes, and a leopard's spots
By Ian Stewart - 27 April 12:45

Biology is undergoing a renaissance as scientists apply mathematical ideas to old theory. 

Gilbey on Film: Chronicle of Protest, previewed
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 April 12:43

Activist video is providing a corrective to the mainstream media - but nothing beats the power of a

What South Park can teach us about Oxford
By Duncan Robinson - 21 April 15:39

The furore over black students at Oxford won’t die down until schools listen to the wisdom of Eric C

New Statesman presents Chronicle of Protest: a new film
By Staff blogger - 18 April 13:33

Watch the trailer and win tickets to the premiere here.

Should Oxbridge be abolished for undergraduates?
By David Allen Green - 15 April 16:14

The Friday Question: why not turn Oxford and Cambridge into postgraduate universities?

Leader: Cameron was right to shame Oxford over black students
By Staff blogger - 15 April 14:03

The Prime Minister's rhetoric is commendable. But it must be supported by policy.

It’s an education, all right
By Laurie Penny - 10 April 12:19

British universities now see themselves as companies, and students are the losers.

“A child is supposed to love learning”
By Liam McLaughlin - 08 April 17:26

Katharine Birbalsingh made her name when she wowed the Conservative Party conference last October. H

On being mixed-race
By Samira Shackle - 07 April 17:07

I grew up thinking of myself as equally English and Pakistani, writes Samira Shackle. Was I wrong?

Don't play politics with academic freedom
By James Ladyman - 30 March 17:00

By encouraging research on the "big society", the Arts and Humanities Research Council sets a danger

Gove’s EMA replacement will not work
By James Mills - 30 March 16:03

The Education Secretary’s “bursary scheme” is inadequate and ineffective.