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State secondary schools still letting down talented pupils, says Ofsted

But new research challenges regulator’s claims about bright children, saying most children do not follow linear paths for attainmentTalented pupils are too often set “ridiculously easy” tasks during their first few years of secondary school in England, wasting opportunities to develop the most able into academic high flyers, according to a report by Ofsted.The schools regulator complained

University heads' salaries averaged more than £250,000 last academic year

University and College Union research uncovers pay rises of more than 10% for some vice-chancellors, resulting in salaries that ‘would amaze staff and students’ University heads took home salary packages worth more than £250,000 each during the last academic year, with some vice-chancellors enjoying pay rises of more than 10%, it has emerged. University leaders also claimed thousands of po

Guardian university awards 2015: shortlist announced

We reveal which universities made the shortlist for their excellent initiatives across all 14 categories*University awards: who is higher education’s most inspiring leader?University of Birmingham Continue reading...

The Lib Dems’ education policies: you ask the questions

In the runup to the general election we’re giving readers the chance to grill the main schools spokespeople. Second in our series is the Lib Dems’ David LawsDavid Goldfinch, Folkestone, Kent, parent and ex-Lib Dem voter Related: The Green party’s education policies: you ask the questions We are not yes men. In government alone the Conservatives would have cut school budgets, destroying ou

One Change competition: pick your winner

Students told us about the one change they’ll be making this year – now we’re asking you to judge the entries and vote for your favourite photo Vote for your favourite entry in our One Change Instagram competition: those who took part let us know what one change they want to make this year, using a photograph and a caption on Instagram.Entrants were asked to upload a photo of themselves wi

Should barristers have to qualify within five years?

Not everyone will secure pupillage within the existing time limit. Some students believe this is unfair Continue reading...

For the Tories, policy by nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

This is the party that wants to encourage aspiration, but its methods are just the old ways polished up as new Continue reading...

Hackaball turns to Kickstarter to fund programmable ball for kids

Device can detect when it’s being dropped, bounced, kicked and shaken, with 6-10 year-old children coding games on its companion iPad app Continue reading...

10 interview questions for teachers applying to private schools

What would you recommend an Oxbridge candidate to read? What would your students say about you? We explore the questions independent school headteachers ask at interview Continue reading...

Adult education the loser in a game only young, full-time students win

Part-time student numbers have collapsed as older, less privileged learners become victims of university commercialisation Continue reading...

Feminist academics take note: women are not all white and straight

For a university feminist initiative to be progressive, it needs to take account of the variety of ways in which women experience oppression Continue reading...

A creative degree could make you more employable than you think

Creative careers have traditionally been seen as hard to break into, but doors are opening for students with talent Continue reading...

Jailing those who fail to act on child abuse won’t stop another Rotherham

The government’s plan to criminalise social workers, teachers and care staff if they turn a blind eye to child abuse will only result in defensive practice Continue reading...

General election 2015: Send us your schools questions for Ukip

What would you like to ask Paul Nuttall, the UK Independence party’s education spokesman? Tweet or email us your questions now for our readers’ interview Continue reading...

Dear Ms Morgan: The less we challenge the powerful, the more muscles they flex

The public seems to have accepted that you and your advisers can decide what constitutes a suitable education. As a result, you are doing whatever you want Continue reading...

Ofqual provokes government ire with decision to scrap science practicals

Exam regulator is scrapping lab work despite protestations from the scientific community and ‘deeply frustrated’ education minister Nicky Morgan Continue reading...

Labour must do more to cater for gifted children, says Tristram Hunt

Shadow education secretary plans to establish independently administered fund to advise teachers on treatment of most talented children Continue reading...

Thousands miss first secondary school choice as demand rises across UK cities

Camerons among families awaiting offer as figures show intense competition for school places in urban areas Continue reading...

Thumping good salary

When teachers need a salary top-up Continue reading...

New counter-terrorism duties: what schools need to know

Schools now have a legal duty to prevent young people from being drawn to terrorism. Here are five key points every school leader needs to know about the new legislation Continue reading...

Labour’s fixation with tuition fees neglects the real issues in universities

Universities face threats to their part-time, postgraduate and international student numbers, but these issues have been pushed down the agenda Continue reading...

Undocumented New York students undeterred in their fight for higher education

Of the estimated 4,500 undocumented Dreamers who graduate high school every year in New York state, only 5-10% go to college. The reason: lack of access to financial aid. Monica Sibri, herself undocumented, wants to change that Continue reading...

New Mexico high school students walk out in protest of new standardized test

*Tests are aligned to Common Core standards adopted by 43 states*Critics say the exams distract from real learning, add stress and waste resources Continue reading...

Emwazi's university 'more scared of being Islamophobic than homophobic'

Former secretary of University of Westminster’s LGBT society says complaints about speakers booked by Islamic society were not treated seriously enough Continue reading...

Schools discover the hidden cost of giving every infant a free hot dinner

As fewer parents now feel the need to sign up for free school meals, primary headteachers see their pupil premium funding slipping away Continue reading...

Camerons among 555,000 families awaiting secondary school offer

Increasing competition may leave many disappointed as parents, including the prime minister, await emails about whether their child achieves place of choice Continue reading...

Many pupils are expelled illegally and not as a last resort, charity alleges

Too many exclusions involve children from minorities, with problem pupils jettisoned in schools’ race for ratings, says Communities Empowerment Network Continue reading...

Labour challenged over 'cast-iron' guarantee to cut tuition fees

Ed Miliband’s pledge to cut annual fees to £6,000 attracts criticism from George Osborne and Vince Cable Continue reading...

Guide for parents to help girls consider male-dominated careers

With women far more likely to work in traditionally ‘female’ jobs, Your Daughter’s Future encourages parents to support their daughters into areas such as science Continue reading...

University guide 2015: find your course

Your route to every university course on offer in the UK• University league table 2015 - the complete list• Browse by subject• How to use the tables Continue reading...


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