Richard Garner

Richard Garner is The Independent's Education Editor.

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One in six school are refusing to offer the AS-level exam as its marks no longer counted towards a full A-level

Schools face 'uncertainty and anxiety' over reforms to A-levels, UCAS head warns

One in six schools are refusing to offer the AS-level exam, whose marks no longer count towards the full A-level

The review said that the Department needs to be more inquisitive when pursuing concerns over extremist infiltration of schools

'Trojan Horse' review: Department for Education 'lacked inquisitiveness' in tackling extremism

Chris Wormald was ordered to complete the investigation by Michael Gove

Under new plans from Ofsted schools face double inspections on the same day

Teachers' leaders brand move towards double Ofsted inspections a 'disgrace'

Somes schools will trial having two inspections on the same day this term

Richard Garner: 'I came under surveillance after a brief encounter with the Angry Brigade'

The Independent's education editor met Hilary Creek and Anna Mendelssohn during a court case while he was a local reporter

Essex University vice-chancellor Anthony Forster

Does Essex University still live up to its radical reputation?

In the 1960s, the university was known as a hotbed of student politics

An increasing number of students are opting to study at prestigious US universities, such as Harvard

UK students are shunning home universities to study abroad, headteachers claim

Heads argue that overseas universities offer better value for money

Aldi is offering university leavers the highest published starting salary of £42,000 a year for trainee managers, according to a survey by High Fliers Research, followed by the European Commission with roles paying £41,500

Aldi's offer of £42,000 a year leads market in graduate recruitment

The number of graduate vacancies is expected to rise by 8.1 per cent this summer

Fifty 13-year-olds will spend half a term being taught 'Chinese-style' in English, maths and science

Pupils to try Chinese-style teaching

Fifty 13-year-olds will spend half a term being taught 'Chinese-style' in English, maths and science

Students protest at the Government’s tuition fee system last November

Student debt to cost Britain billions within decades

As jobless and low-paid graduates leave loans unpaid, critics say the Government's fees policy will swallow up future education spending
Sir David Bell, who is now vice-chancellor of Reading University

Ministers must stop re-writing curriculum, says schools expert

David Bell: "Education policy is still driven by short-term firefighting"

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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
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Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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