Richard Garner

Richard Garner is The Independent's Education Editor.

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67.6% of children in London were accepted by their top choice of secondary school

Half of parents in some areas denied first choice of school

Local authorities ‘can’t afford to create new places’ to keep up with birth rate

Labour wants to encourage more employers to go into schools to talk to girls about their careers, beginning at the age of seven

Give girls career advice before the age of 10, says shadow Education Secretary

Tristram Hunt wants employers to speak in primary schools to encourage children to have broader horizons

The shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has said that British values amount to more than pictures of Queen Elizabeth and double-decker buses

British values 'are more than pictures of the Queen,' says shadow Education Secretary

'That's not going to combat the jihadist ideology which we need to root out,' claims Tristram Hunt

However, the man in charge of universities when Labour left office, Lord Mandelson, was right last week when he said there was not exactly a “clamour” to reduce fees at the moment

With tuition fee cuts, Labour is trying to relieve students of long-standing debt

What Labour is trying to address through its policy is the burden of unpaid debt still haunting students until it is finally written off 30 years after graduating

Durham Free School was ordered to close by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan after inspectors accused pupils of harbouring 'prejudiced views' of children from other faiths

Free school facing closure considers legal action to fight decision

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan ordered the closure after inspectors accused pupils of harbouring 'prejudiced views' of children from other faiths

Richard Spencer, of Middlesbrough College, is on an international shortlist to win a $1million dollar prize for teacher of the year, who gets his students singing and dancing during lessons to remember science formulae

Richard Spencer: The man who could become Britain's first millionaire classroom teacher

Spencer is one of 10 teachers worldwide to be shortlisted to win a $1 million dollar prize by the global teacher of the year award

London Festival of Education 2015: The conference that thinks it's a rock show

If the first festival in 2012 is anything to go by - this weekend's will be a sell-out

The majority of students will still be paying for their education decades after they graduate

Student loan system is 'unsustainable', claims expert

Professor Nicholas Barr wants payment threshold lowered

Nationally, 58.1 per cent of black pupils achieved the benchmark of five A* to C grade passes at GCSE – up 8.8 per cent since 2010

White pupils improve as much as ethnic minorities

A claim that standards in London schools only soared as a result of the capital’s ethnic mix is dismissed in research released today.

Peter Mandelson

Pressure builds on Labour to drop pledge to cut tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000

Lord Mandelson has warned a cut in higher education funding could lead to cuts in vital courses such as science, engineering and maths

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