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.
18 December 2014 12:18 AM
Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have had to work harder to get in
18 December 2014 12:00 AM
Oxford still tops the league table for research quality
16 December 2014 05:57 PM
Schools are struggling to find the finances and resources to educate Gypsy and Roma children because fear of discrimination means many of their parents are not revealing their true ethnicity, hampering efforts to provide extra funding, inspectors have said. The finding comes as official figures show the number of Gypsy and Roma pupils in UK schools have increased from 16,735 to 19,030 in the past year, after work restrictions were lifted for Romanians within the EU.
14 December 2014 12:00 AM
14 December 2014 12:00 AM
11 December 2014 11:54 PM
Teenagers would be more likely to study maths at A-level if they were told what salaries it would help them earn in future, according to new research.
11 December 2014 06:17 PM
University cuts pile pressure on staff to raise research income
11 December 2014 06:05 PM
Attainment levels for poorer pupils still ‘unacceptable’ in many regions, minister warns
10 December 2014 09:13 PM
As the Department for Education announces a new ‘real-world maths’ qualification to stop students dropping the subject after GCSE, Richard Garner visits a college that is already teaching maths that relates to real life
10 December 2014 09:04 PM
Nice to note that Birmingham is obviously doing something right after everything written about the “Trojan Horse” affair’s adverse influence on its schools.
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The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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