Wednesday, July 17, 2019

How lifelong learning will land you a career you love

When it comes to what makes someone employable, there are some universal pieces of advice you just can’t afford to ignore – get...

Labour activists call to abolish private schools after Boris Johnson’s likely election

Nineteen Prime Ministers were schooled at Eton College (Picture: Getty/Reuters)A national campaign by Labour activists to abolish not only private schools but also...

Abolish Eton: Labour activists target elite private schools

Labour activists launched a campaign today to strip elite private schools of their privileges and incorporate them into the state system in...

The lawyer who wants more academics to ‘come out’ as working class

Geraldine Van Bueren, professor of international human rights law at Queen Mary University of London, spent her infancy in the east London borough...

Could a new strategy encourage more grads to stick with teaching careers?

Teaching is constantly evolving, but what does the future hold for the profession? There are, of course, big challenges: workload being the biggest....

To stay in teaching or to go? One-man play lets audience decide

On stage, alone, a man is talking. He’s talking about Mrs Rayner, the teacher who opened up the world to him, who made...

When a nurse repays more than a banker, it’s time to scrap university tuition...

As August approaches, university administrators will begin to sweat. This is the worst summer in living memory for post-18 education in England, thanks...

Abolish Eton: Labour groups aim to strip elite schools of privileges

Labour activists are aiming to capitalise on Boris Johnson’s likely election as Conservative leader with an aggressive campaign against his old school, Eton,...

Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped

A resounding 97% of primary school teachers would like to see high-stakes Sats tests scrapped, according to the largest poll undertaken on the...

Families protest outside school over early Friday closures

Dozens of families have protested outside a school in Greater Manchester that is planning to close early on Fridays because it cannot afford...

No wonder UK universities are failing on racism – most don’t value diversity at...

A frequent complaint levelled at universities is that they are ivory towers disconnected from the challenges of day-to-day life. For a particular constituency...

Work the room: can comedians teach you to boost your confidence?

Almost every time we tell someone we perform standup comedy, we get the same response: “Oh you’re so brave, I could never do...

Headteacher writes children’s books to fund her school after budget cuts

Headteacher Izzy Lewis with Mim the greyhound and her book (Picture: Portsmouth News/Solent News & Photo Agency)A primary school headteacher has written her...

Hair discrimination is intertwined with racism. Let's follow California, and ban it

As the beads, in every shape, size and colour, rattled on to the wooden school desk, my deputy headteacher finally understood. It had...

DfE to unveil new category of higher technical qualifications

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has said he wants to overcome the snobbery of middle-class parents towards studying advanced technical qualifications, as the...

Ofsted chief: pupils’ wellbeing at risk as sport is squeezed out of schools

The Ofsted chief inspector has called on the government to do more to increase sport in schools amid growing concern that physical education...

Edinburgh gives female medical students their degrees – 150 years late

Seven women who were among the first females to be admitted to a British university have been awarded posthumous degrees 150 years after...

Bishop calls for Church of England schools to minimise exclusions

Church of England schools should keep exclusions to a minimum amid evidence that children barred from the classroom are vulnerable to gangs involved...

‘He was covered in bruises’: the vulnerable children being harmed in special schools

Beth and Peter Morrison remember every detail about the day their son Calum returned, broken, from Kingspark school. It was Friday 24 September...

Alaska’s governor is trying to destroy its universities. The state may never recover |...

We rarely devote much attention to what happens in the largest state of the US. No, not Texas – Alaska, which is bigger,...

Which UK universities have received racism complaints?

± Incomplete data provided * No or partial records provided, eg, only staff complaints against staff, but not student complaints against staff ** Figures not...

Closing schools early on Fridays ‘will hit the poorest the hardest’

Danny, son of Labour’s Jess Phillips, catches up on homework on the steps of Number 10 (Picture: PA)Labour MP Jess Phillips has warned...

Son of Labour MP Jess Phillips leads schools protest outside No 10

Hundreds of pupils, teachers and parents sang “someone has to save our schools”, to the tune of Message in a Bottle outside Downing...

'A demeaning environment': stories of racism in UK universities

“Racism in universities is widespread, widely tolerated and raising it carries considerable risk.” These are the words of a senior lecturer who is...

UK universities condemned for failure to tackle racism

Senior academics and politicians have condemned UK universities for failing to tackle endemic racism against students and staff after a Guardian investigation found...