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Research finds academies still...

Dec 14, 2017 by

  Mel Ainscow,  Maija Salokangas – Academies are back in the news – and not for a good reason. In the same week that...

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Hanukkah’s true meaning ...

Dec 12, 2017 by

Alan Avery-Peck – Beginning on the evening of Dec. 12, Jews will celebrate the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, perhaps the...

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Black students on going to Oxb...

Dec 6, 2017 by

Oxford University is working with Target Oxbridge to increase the number of black students Just 1.5% of all offers from Oxford and...

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How to encourage young people ...

Dec 3, 2017 by

Tom Harrison – The idea of helping others, also known as social action, service or volunteering, is often held up as a virtue...

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As BBC drama The A word shows,...

Dec 3, 2017 by

The six-part drama revisits the funny, messy, mixed-up lives of the Hughes and Scott families as they struggle to do their best as...

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Government regulation of socia...

Nov 28, 2017 by

Paul Levinson – In recent weeks, Congress has grilled Twitter, Facebook and Google about their role in allowing foreign...

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Google’s translation hea...

Nov 28, 2017 by

Learning another language is more than just a boost to your CV. It makes you smarter, more decisive and even better at English. Anja...

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What Quaker schools can teach ...

Nov 27, 2017 by

When it comes to engaging young people in their school studies, inclusivity means a lot. The head of England’s schools inspectorate...

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New research shows explaining ...

Nov 21, 2017 by

Susanne Pelger -It might feel like rocket science, but scientists need to get better at explaining things to people outside academia....

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Online learning can prepare st...

Nov 21, 2017 by

  Helen O’Sullivan  – The future of education is in the clouds. Take a moment to think back to the first classroom...

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How to discuss Islam and educa...

Nov 16, 2017 by

There needs to be an urgent debate on the education of Muslim pupils in British schools, but this seems impossible in the current...

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The student finance system nee...

Nov 14, 2017 by

Rita Hordósy, Greg Brown – Students from the poorest households in England now graduate with the highest levels of debt. On...

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Cambridge pro-vice chancellor:...

Nov 9, 2017 by

Graham Virgo – In the past few days, I have lost count of the times I’ve heard politicians and others say that sexual comments,...

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More states are allowing guns ...

Nov 7, 2017 by

Neal H. Hutchens , Kerry B. Melear – A community college instructor in Texas recently started off the academic year by wearing...

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Brexit, academic freedom and w...

Nov 3, 2017 by

Anne Wesemann – It started with a letter. A seemingly simple request for information, sent by the Conservative MP Chris...

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The university must be the sit...

Oct 31, 2017 by

Steve Fuller – Legend has it that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg Castle on October 31...

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More teenage girls are self ha...

Oct 25, 2017 by

Chris Nicholson – A recent storyline on TV soap Hollyoaks has been praised as a “masterpiece of televion” after focusing on the...

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Does regulating artificial int...

Oct 24, 2017 by

Jeremy Straub – Some people are afraid that heavily armed artificially intelligent robots might take over the world, enslaving...

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New research shows some childr...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Helen L Breadmore – Ear infections are the number one reason for preschool children to visit the GP. Ear infections can be...

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The IQ test wars: why screenin...

Oct 12, 2017 by

Daphne Martschenko – John, 12-years-old, is three times as old as his brother. How old will John be when he is twice as old as...

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