There’s an exam, and it involves math. In fact, there are many exams.
Too many babies in England live in homes blighted by addiction, violence and mental ill-health – report.
Mr. Spinney’s remarkable run as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, two of the most beloved characters on television, will end this week.
They were remembered at candlelit vigil in a city centre.
Teenagers share their views as staff and students prepare to protest against cuts to further education funding.
Inscription suggests Mount Vesuvius erupted weeks later than previously thought
A newly-discovered inscription at Pompeii proves the city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius after 17 October AD79 and not on 24 August as previously thought.
Archeologists recently discovered that a worker had inscribed the date of “the 16th day before the calends of November”, meaning 17 October, on a house at...
It is not transphobic to investigate this area from a range of critical perspectives, say 54 academics who are also concerned about proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act
We represent a newly formed network of over 100 academics, most of whom are currently employed in UK universities. We are concerned, from a range of academic perspectives, about proposed governmental reforms to the...
Sadly the education committee failed to ask Pepper the robot the naughtiest thing she’s ever done
On Monday, the prime minister spent the best part of two hours failing to explain why she had bothered to come to the House of Commons to give a statement on the progress of the Brexit negotiations when she didn’t have anything to say. Theresa May crashed and burned into random binary numbers as...
They are among the most talented architects of their age. Yet the credit, praise and awards have gone to the men instead. Meet the women who are tired of being written out of history
Denise Scott Brown was an associate professor when she married Robert Venturi in 1967. She had taught at the universities of Pennsylvania and Berkeley, and initiated the first programme in the new school of...
Government should halt £50m tender to extend the fast-track children’s social work training programme
A recent Society Guardian piece suggested social work academics and the Frontline fast-track training scheme should end their “feud”. This distracts from important questions about what Frontline means for the future of social work education and practice.
Frontline is seen by the academic...
The New York Times and ProPublica examined the Charlottesville, Va., school system, which has one of the biggest racial gaps in the country.
Researchers across the UK are working hard to prevent further climate breakdown. Here are their latest findings
We don’t have long to get our act together on climate change, according to a UN report released earlier this month. In the next 12 years, we need to reverse the trend of Earth’s increasing temperature or face drought, floods and extreme heat – and devastating knock-on effects felt...
With science, IT and archaeology among subjects heavily funded by the EU, leaving with no deal would be cataclysmic, say universities
Prof Chris Gosden, director of the institute of archaeology at Oxford University, is bracing himself for potential disaster after Brexit. Europe funds 38% of archaeological research in the UK and with no plan B, Gosden fears his discipline could dwindle unless an...
Protesters to join colleges from around UK to highlight discriminatory funding of further education
In his tailored navy suit and tortoiseshell spectacles, Gerry McDonald looks an unlikely rebel. Yet on Wednesday this well-mannered college principal will make history when he shuts the college doors and heads for Westminster.
He is urging staff and as many of the 25,000 students as possible to...
The Labour leadership is stifling its increasingly popular education spokeswoman
Labour should be unbelievably popular with teachers right now. School budgets are shot, which led to an unprecedented protest by headteachers. Teacher retention is at a record low and the government has missed all recruitment targets for five years. Secondary school places are in short supply. And yet, in a recent
The Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company want an “arts premium” for England’s schools.
Consumer group Which? urges parents not to use three models of stair gates, saying they could be unsafe.
In a bid to tackle loneliness, a supermarket wants people in its cafes to start a conversation.
The message here: A library is much more than its books.
The case, which begins Monday, is widely seen as a referendum on affirmative action.
Ede & Ravenscroft failed to send them within six weeks – and won’t give me a refund
I graduated from the University of Birmingham in early July. I had ordered photos from Ede & Ravenscroft which cost £60 plus £7 postage and packing. The estimated delivery was four to six weeks after the event. Six weeks later, the photos had not arrived. This was annoying as I was hoping to take them to my...