Education in Britain
By Julie Hyland, December 22, 2012
The Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition intends to roll out the conditions that exist in academies to all public schools, in preparation for the handing over of education to the private sector.
By Julie Hyland, December 20, 2012
By threatening teachers with pay cuts, the government intends to create a precedent that will be used against all public sector workers.
By Zach Reed, November 29, 2012
Students marched through London on November 21 in protest against the trebling of tuition fees to £9,000 and cuts to education.
By Jordan Shilton, October 10, 2012
London Metropolitan University has been granted the right to continue to offer courses to international students who are currently enrolled at the institution, the High Court has ruled.
By Zach Reed, September 6, 2012
The number of students applying for admission to universities in the UK has dropped by 8.9 percent compared to last year.
By Tania Kent, Chris Marsden, July 23, 2012
Marches organised July 14 by the NUT and NASUWT in Sheffield and Oxford were billed as a major new initiative in the fight to defend public sector pensions.
By Jo March, April 7, 2012
It was a day that most members of the National Union of Teachers at Edward Wilson primary school never expected to see—the day they voted against strike action.
By our reporter, March 30, 2012
On Wednesday, members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and University and College Union (UCU) took 24-hour strike action in London to protest cuts in pension rights.
By Paul Bond, March 20, 2012
Cambridge University has imposed an unprecedented seven-term suspension on a PhD student, Owen Holland, for his part in a peaceful protest last November.
By Harvey Thompson, February 16, 2012
Education Secretary Michael Gove has given the go-ahead for Breckland Middle School in Suffolk to be run under a £21 million contract by Swedish for-profit firm Internationella Engelska Skolan.
By Liz Smith, February 8, 2012
Respublica, a Conservative Party think tank supported by British Prime Minister David Cameron, has proposed the setting up of military schools within the British school system.
By Harvey Thompson, January 30, 2012
Downhills Primary School in Haringey, north London, has launched a legal challenge to Education Secretary Michael Gove’s attempt to force it to become an academy.