Colleges caught up in immigration crackdown
New government proposals will reduce the number of students entering the UK from abroad. Loopholes to be closed – but at what cost to higher education?
No neat solutions to the youth ‘neet’ trap
There are now nearly one million 16 – 24 year olds Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and the number is rising. Does anyone have an answer?
‘Open up!’ ministers tell top universities
Selective universities will have to 'earn' higher tuition fees by showing they welcome, even seek out, talent from all backgrounds. Class war or sensible change?
Sacré Bleu! French culture ‘under attack’
The French Education Minister wants to expand English teaching in schools. But are language lessons a threat to the nation?
‘Tiger mother’ takes on western parents
A new book has caused a storm by suggesting that western parenting is too lax. Chinese parents, writes the author, know that strict discipline is the path to success.
The font of all knowledge is really ugly
Research claims we don’t remember writing that's too easy to read and learning should be struggle. So is clear writing the enemy of discovery?
Snakes and ladders with new school tables
Government changes to school league tables will mean less choice for many GCSE pupils. But will focus on new core subjects raise standards?