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.
24 February 2015 06:55 PM
Professor Nicholas Barr wants payment threshold lowered
23 February 2015 02:18 PM
A claim that standards in London schools only soared as a result of the capital’s ethnic mix is dismissed in research released today.
20 February 2015 03:40 PM
Lord Mandelson has warned a cut in higher education funding could lead to cuts in vital courses such as science, engineering and maths
19 February 2015 06:35 PM
Exodus of headteachers heralds recruitment crisis
19 February 2015 12:00 AM
In Sweden - the first country to introduce the controversial programme - they now have to hire qualified teachers and follow its national curriculum
18 February 2015 10:00 PM
Strong measures were needed to raise standards at the Academy in west London's White City, as Richard Garner discovers
Controversial Durand Education Trust faces 'misconduct or mismanagement' inquiry by Charity Commission
18 February 2015 08:40 PM
Chair Margaret Hodge also questioned the fact the headteacher earned £160,000 from a firm set up to run a leisure centre on the site in addition to his £229,000 salary
18 February 2015 08:33 PM
Exclusive: Dame Sally Coates says the 'time has come for an independent review of admissions across the country'
17 February 2015 12:01 AM
The DfE failed to concede there is a great need for sex education
Sex education: Tories snub puts teenagers at risk of ‘pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and exploitation’
17 February 2015 12:01 AM
Conservatives attacked over failure to make primary school lessons compulsory
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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