Studying while using Facebook lowers grades, says research
By New Statesman - 08 September 13:29

Facebook users scored 20 per cent lower in exams than non-users.

The NS Profile: Michael Gove
By Francis Beckett - 06 September 9:11

Michael Gove is one of David Cameron’s key lieutenants.
He has immense charm and a fascinating per

The Con-Dem book burning
By Jason Stamper - 21 August 11:53

New government quietly deletes online education resource.

Union says graduate tax will hit key workers hard
By New Statesman - 09 August 9:44

Fears of job shortages under Cable's plans.

The long road from welfare to work
By Fran Abrams - 26 July 8:49

Will the government’s proposals to change the way training providers are paid really help solve the

Laurie Penny: We need a retroactive graduate tax
By Laurie Penny - 15 July 17:43

Vince Cable’s plans are bold and progressive, but could go further to reduce inequality.

Class action
By Chris Smith - 14 July 17:12

Michael Gove needs to find some better advisers fast.

Academies shy away from 'hard' subjects
By New Statesman - 02 July 9:35

High proportion of pupils at flagship schools taking vocational exams.

More than a job
By Sophie Elmhirst - 25 June 15:42

Can apprenticeships meet the needs of industry as well as promoting larger ideals of social justice?

Less really would be more
By Samira Shackle - 25 June 15:35

The skills sector is unwieldy, complex, vital to the country's future and desperately in need of ref

Money worries
By Richard Donkin - 25 June 15:01

With Con-Lib austerity cuts looming, it's hard to know what the future holds for learning

Invest in change
By Vincent Cable - 25 June 14:51

In these time of constrained public spending, the UK should learn from Germany and Korea

Being human
By Martha Nussbaum - 01 June 9:13

A liberal arts education is about much more than quick financial gain, as J S Mill knew –– it is a v

Philosophers united against cuts
By Mike Sweeney - 20 May 16:44

Students and academics meet at Institute of Contemporary Arts to discuss university department closu

High school miserable
By Francis Gilbert - 03 May 8:49

Our political parties have been seduced by US charter schools. But are they any good? And do they ma

The NS Interview: Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society
By Sophie Elmhirst - 06 April 19:03

“Creationists are people who are intellectually deprived”

I can’t get religious about the Book
By Alice Miles - 06 April 18:58

The younger students are much more hi-tech than we older ones. They move easily around PowerPoint and multicoloured computer presentations, and sit in lectures fiddling with their BlackBerries.

Should creationism be taught in British classrooms?
By Michael Reiss - 06 April 11:17

Why schools and universities should encourage debate on evolution -- and how this could benefit scie

The lost boys aren’t just in my head
By Alice Miles - 28 March 10:17

There is a cast of characters I carry around in my head.

It’s life, gym, but not as we know it
By Alice Miles - 21 March 9:18

I have always considered health clubs with deep suspicion. It comes, I think, from living in London for most of my life.

The return of Britain’s lynch mob
By Will Self - 20 March 8:58

The age of criminal responsibility in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is - as has been remarked on many times in the past few weeks - almost the lowest in the EU.

Stuck in the middle with youth
By Alice Miles - 15 March 8:14

It's a funny thing to worry about a statistics assignment after 20 years of writing columns for national newspapers.

The law of unintended consequences
By David Blanchflower - 11 March 7:08

Be careful when making policy, you may get a response you didn't plan for.

Bad idea: Shopping for a degree
By Alyssa McDonald - 19 February 13:19

Now that students are, according to Peter Mandelson, "consumers", and the Tory shadow secretary for universities and skills, David Willetts, is discussing what might happen "if higher fees were being proposed", it's fairly saf

House of poshos
By Rowenna Davis - 18 February 9:41

MPs’ dependence on unpaid interns gives
those from richer backgrounds a headstart on breaking into

Campaign spotlight: Bully Beef
By Staff blogger - 03 December 5:20

Gary Nunn, communications officer, Stonewall

Education, education
By Sonia Poulton - 19 November 5:52

These are testing times for parents who educate their children at home.

Night at the Museum
By Vaughan Allen - 19 November 5:52

As the guardians of the souls of our communities, local cultural institutions must fight and adapt i

“I am a Leninist. Lenin wasn’t afraid to dirty his hands. If you can get power, grab it”
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 29 October 7:51

The eminent thinker Slavoj Žižek tells Jonathan Derbyshire why he rejects mainstream political theor

The battlefield of ideas
By Vernon Bogdanor - 29 October 7:51

In earlier decades, the atmosphere in the universities was
optimistic, heady even, stimulated by c