New Statesman announces film collaboration
By Staff blogger - 26 January 15:09

We present Michael Chanan’s video blog of the protest movement.

Gove’s school league tables will fail the poorest pupils
By Jonathan Clifton - 12 January 9:20

The introduction of the English Bac will push money away from those children who need it most.

In the beginning – if there was one
By Martin Rees - 29 December 10:59

We still don’t know exactly how the universe was created – and, given the limits of the human brain,

Coalition backtracks on primary school sports cuts
By Duncan Robinson - 20 December 11:24

The Schools Sports Partnership will no longer be scrapped, but will still have its funding reduced.

A graduate tax is the fairest solution
By Tom Wright - 17 December 14:49

As a sixth-former, I think a graduate tax would increase social mobility and maintain world-class hi

Captain Ska on "Liar Liar"
By Sophie Monks Kaufman - 16 December 12:16

An interview with the campaigning musician who hopes to be Christmas No. 1.

The contempt for democracy
By Steven Baxter - 10 December 11:50

Think about this while you read press coverage of the student protests.

The new Levellers
By Anthony Barnett - 10 December 9:21

Can the student protesters of the 2010s surpass those of the 1960s, or will they be quelled by the r

Tuition fee plans simply don’t add up
By Aaron Porter - 09 December 7:11

Increasing fees and loans saddles graduates with 30 years of debt. There is another way: the NUS’s p

Sharing the pain?
By Jeremy Gilbert - 07 December 15:53

Why the coalition's cuts agenda draws on a masochistic streak in English culture.

Music and meritocracy
By Duncan Robinson - 06 December 13:29

The charts are dominated by public school pop stars. What does that tell us about meritocracy in Bri

John Pilger’s message to the students
By Daniel Trilling - 02 December 15:52

“Your courageous actions have shocked and frightened a corrupt political class.”

A reply to David Cameron
By Matthew Hall - 02 December 14:08

Contrary to what the Prime Minister believes, we students know exactly why we are protesting.

"No one is going to do this for us, so we'd better get it right"
By Sofie Buckland - 29 November 13:35

Why the university occupations are giving students a crash course in political activism.

Gove reforms are far from radical
By Duncan Robinson - 25 November 16:54

Gove's White Paper promised real reform, but consists of reheated policy and headline grabbing gimmi

Quote of the weekend
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 November 10:32

The coalition’s “decentralisation” con.

Yes, we are all in this together
By Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett - 11 November 13:04

Since it was first published, <em>The Spirit Level</em> has won admirers including Ed Miliband and D

The kids talk
By Ben Ferguson - 11 November 12:02

Pupils from schools in Manchester discuss the advantages and disadvantages of free schools.

The burden of freedom
By Francis Beckett - 11 November 11:57

School leaders do not necessarily revel in the prospect of additional power and responsibility that

New lucrative autonomy
By John Dunford - 11 November 11:53

The coalition’s announcement of a new wave of schools and academies will open up a larg­­e market in

Multinationals in control
By Bibi van der Zee - 11 November 11:48

Companies now running schools in the UK come from a variety of charitable and profit-making sectors.

How to start a school
By Toby Young - 11 November 11:44

Experiences of being on the steering committee of a potential free school.

Universities challenged
By A C Grayling - 26 October 17:04

Society needs to have a civilised conversation with
itself about its values. But spending cuts thr

The NS Interview: Bill Bryson
By Jon Bernstein - 25 October 9:04

“Have you ever seen Glenn Beck in operation? It’s terrifying”

This is unfair to the poorest teenagers in our country
By James Mills - 21 October 14:21

Axing the Education Maintenance Allowance will prevent thousands of young people from deprived backg

The age of scientific discovery is over
By Michael Brooks - 18 October 9:09

This month, scientists based in Britain have won two Nobel Prizes — but the celebrations have been m

The NS Interview: Nancy Rothwell, vice-chancellor, Manchester University
By Sophie Elmhirst - 15 October 13:26

“The cuts risk destroying things that can’t be brought back”

Don’t let social class divide our campuses
By Alice Miles - 15 October 13:03

Private schools are becoming antisocial enclaves for the super rich. The same could happen to our be

Maths is the language of the universe
By Marcus du Sautoy - 14 October 9:24

As governments around the world prepare to slash science research budgets, it is worth remembering h

Leader: A market in higher education would be calamitous
By Staff blogger - 14 October 8:17

Lord Browne's proposals would create a two-tier system and deter the poorest from applying.