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Government spending billions o...

Feb 22, 2017 by

National Audit Office says £6.7bn is needed to bring current school buildings up to standard while ministers have pledged to build...

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Too few 18-year-olds? ThatR...

Feb 20, 2017 by

Yes, there has been a fall in applications from school-leavers at several UK universities. But they aren’t the only people we cater...

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UK universities urged to tackl...

Feb 18, 2017 by

Academics and student representatives voice concern at widespread incidents that are fuelling anxiety among Jewish students...

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I want to make a difference in...

Feb 17, 2017 by

As the end of my probation period looms, the weight of expectations from my university leaves no space for meaningful research To the...

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Draconian secrecy measures are...

Feb 16, 2017 by

Joanna Cherry – Under new proposals, journalists and whistleblowers could face 14 years in jail for handling government data....

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The Homosexuals, or Faggots: n...

Feb 14, 2017 by

Steve Dow An upcoming piece of queer theatre by Declan Greene reflects uncomfortable truths for those it skewers The faggots are...

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Hi-tech library project spawns...

Feb 13, 2017 by

A Place Free of Judgement presents work with young readers in local libraries, and one worldwide broadcast, to encourage the next...

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Yale University to drop name o...

Feb 11, 2017 by

University president says college will take name of Grace Murray Hopper ‘ John C Calhoun’s legacy as a white supremacist … conflicts...

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‘Bright but poor’ ...

Feb 9, 2017 by

Research suggests large gaps in educational achievement between the brightest students from poor and more wealthy backgrounds “Bright...

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Student choice: the new propos...

Feb 8, 2017 by

The government claims it will offer students a wide-ranging menu of university options. But diversity won’t just happen by itself –...

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It takes a lot more than blind...

Feb 6, 2017 by

Poppy Noor – Job applicants still face too many hurdles, from family background to the colour of their shoes and unhelpful...

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Secret Teacher: My outstanding...

Feb 5, 2017 by

Moving from a school that Ofsted consistently rated highly to one judged as requiring improvement raised eyebrows, but I would never...

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Unethical academics are making...

Feb 3, 2017 by

A culture of immoral behaviour is thriving at our universities. But these are publicly funded institutions – and must be held to...

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Studying in Aleppo: ‘You...

Feb 2, 2017 by

  When Enana al-Assaf was bombed during an exam, she made herself carry on writing. Now doing a PhD in the UK, she worries every...

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Dear Justine Greening, whateve...

Jan 31, 2017 by

Michael Rosen In 2011 the schools minister trumpeted the benefits of phonics teaching. But a quarter of seven-year-olds’ literacy...

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Secret Teacher: My school is t...

Jan 28, 2017 by

We’re creating a culture of cheating, but my colleagues don’t seem to care. It’s a shortcut to better grades – and we’re failing in...

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The crisis of young carers: ‘G...

Jan 26, 2017 by

There are 700,000 child carers in the UK, some as young as five – and the number is rising. Can schools help end the secrecy and...

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Black students still struggle ...

Jan 25, 2017 by

Despite record numbers of applications and better predicted grades, only 70% of black applicants received offers, says Ucas Black...

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School whistleblowers, your co...

Jan 24, 2017 by

In our diary: Staff member who accused headteacher of misconduct says request for anonymity ignored. Plus: DfE silent on cost of free...

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Britons ‘should learn Po...

Jan 18, 2017 by

Learning community languages would aid integration, boost people’s wellbeing and be good for economy, says Cambridge academic The...

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