Saturday, October 19, 2019

This picture signaled an end to segregation. Why has so little changed?

One afternoon in early June, graduation week in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dorothy Counts-Scoggins answers the landline phone and waits for an update on...

Sixth form funding has fallen by a fifth since 2010, says IFS

Funding for school sixth formers has fallen by more than a fifth in the past eight years amid declining investment in post-16 education,...

From the archive: teenagers in close-up

How sweet is 16, wondered the ‘Teenagers in close-up’ cover story for the Observer Magazine’s issue of 12 September 1976. According to this...

Cross-party effort to save state-maintained nursery schools

A cross-party group of MPs has launched a campaign to fight cuts in funding for state-maintained nursery schools, warning that they will worsen...

‘Schools give poor pupils easier texts’: Ofsted head’s list of areas to improve

Some secondary schools are failing teenagers from deprived backgrounds by giving them reading material for primary-age children, the head of Ofsted has warned. Amanda...

Demands from schools for black children to cut their dreadlocks are linked to racism....

Chikayzea Flanders’ school told him he had to cut his dreadlocks or be kept in isolation (Picture: BPM Media)Every time I listen to...

Low-cost, no-frills Durham private school attacked by teachers

A new private school offering a no-frills education for just £52 a week will open its doors to pupils in Durham this week,...

Mum’s fury after teenage son put into isolation for his ‘extreme haircut’

A teenage boy has been put in isolation at school because his teachers think he has an ‘extreme’ haircut. Ryan Wild, 13, was taken...

‘I didn’t choose to go to private school’ and other things privileged people must...

As a working class Oxbridge graduate I am often cited as proof that inequality doesn’t exist – but that’s missing the point (Picture:...

Sick of waiting at the doctor's? The app will see you now

It hasn’t been all that long since Matt Hancock was best known for his app, which he called Matt Hancock, in a very...

LSO's Simon Rattle launches east London music academy

The future of classical music is going to depend on making orchestras and choruses more diverse, said Sir Simon Rattle, the conductor, as...

William Shakespeare: father's legal skirmishes shed light on bard's early years

Long-forgotten documents revealing how William Shakespeare’s entrepreneur father John was victimised by informers who wanted to extract money from him have been discovered...

Lecturers are fed up of being the big losers in the higher education market...

There are winners and losers in today’s higher education marketplace. Universities pocketed so much tuition fee income last year that they had a...

Share your experiences of school place admission tactics

One in three parents admitted knowing families who have used “ethically dubious” tactics to win a place at their school of choice, according...

Parents using 'dubious tactics' to beat school admissions criteria

Wealthy parents are renting and even buying second homes in the catchment areas of highly sought-after schools to circumvent admissions criteria and secure...

Rightwing Australian politicians criticise girl, 9, in row over anthem

A nine-year-old Australian schoolgirl has been targeted for condemnation by prominent rightwing politicians after she refused to stand during a rendition of the...

UK must welcome international students | Letters

As the deadline for Brexit negotiations nears, we need decisive action to secure the future of internationalisation in UK higher education. The migration...

What attracts Mark Zuckerberg to the Roman hardman Augustus? | Charlotte Higgins

Powerful men do love a transhistorical man-crush – fixating on an ancestor-figure, who can be venerated, perhaps surpassed. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has told...

Desperate parents are bribing priests with muffins – our faith school system must end...

Everyone knows how church schools work. It isn’t even fun describing it to foreigners any more, so well known is it that we...

London school that told boy to cut off dreadlocks backs down

The Fulham Boys school accepts that ban resulted in ‘indirect discrimination’ against Chikayzea Flanders A 12-year-old boy who left a school after being...

Students want universities to invest in teaching staff. Why won't they listen? | Sally...

It’s a well-known and much-maligned fact that students in England now pay some of the highest university tuition fees in the world, but...

British people often boast about being ‘bad at maths’. Here’s why that causes genuine...

Each new academic year, a fresh batch of year 7 students arrive in my maths classroom. One of the things I try to...

Ministers ditch plans to pay poorerst grammar school pupils' transport costs

Ministers have quietly ditched plans to spend millions on taxis to ferry pupils to grammar schools at a cost of up to £5,000...