Richard Garner has been Education Editor of The Independent for 12 years and writing about the subject for 34 years. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a disc jockey in London pubs and clubs and for a hospital radio station. His main hobbies are cricket (watching these days) and theatre. On his days off, he is most likelt to be found at Lord’s or the King’s Head Theatre Club.
20 December 2013 02:38 PM
A leading university has apologised to two students who were threatened with expulsion from a freshers' fair if they failed to cover T-shirts depicting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohamed and Jesus Christ.
19 December 2013 05:04 PM
Increased stress and cuts in pay and pensions have led to high levels of dissatisfaction in profession
19 December 2013 04:34 PM
Concerns were raised over their performance by a local MP
19 December 2013 12:00 AM
18 December 2013 11:52 PM
Increase is due to thousands of A-level students with lower grades than previous years being snapped up for places
18 December 2013 04:21 PM
Education Secretary said he would be prepared to back future applications to expand selective schools
18 December 2013 12:00 AM
Better off parents are resorting to “ethically dubious” and “possibly illegal” practices to get their children into a good school, according to research published today.
Report into the Jeremy Forrest affair damns school for ignoring seven months of warning signs that led to the abduction of a pupil
16 December 2013 05:10 PM
Bishop Bell Church of England ignored reports that Forrest and "Child G" had been caught holding hands and texting inappropriately
15 December 2013 07:51 PM
As proposals for a ‘satellite’ school in Kent are rejected, Chief Inspector says the numbers fail to support claims that selection aids social mobility
Students ‘aggressive and intimidatory’, says university vice-chancellor criticised for obtaining injunction banning demonstrations
15 December 2013 06:21 PM
Professor Sir Adrian Smith of the University of London said the final straw had been when students occupying his office and administrative building closed down the fire escape
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Academy members voted for Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave 'without watching it'
- 3 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 4 Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role to marry Natasha Richardson
- 5 Livr: A social network only for drunk people