Richard Garner

Richard Garner is The Independent's Education Editor.

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The lad is a cultural phenomenon not to be sniffed at

Student leaders demand universities create national guidelines to combat 'lad culture'

Excessive drinking and lewd behaviour on campus is widespread and universities have not done enough to tackle it, says the sector’s Ombudsman

A less rigid approach needed towards required GCSE subjects

There's nothing wrong with encouraging more pupils to take up subjects like languages and science – but compulsion goes too far

Sir Michael Wilshaw warned that secondary schools were increasingly “conceding defeat” on the issue (Getty)

TV shows like Grange Hill and Waterloo Road put would-be teachers off profession, says chief schools inspector

Sir Michael Wilshaw said that the state system of education was portrayed in negative ways by popular culture and the media

Former Education Secretary Charles Clarke wants religion left to Sunday schools

Chalk Talk: By celebrating the steamier side of science, we lure more pupils in

John Cridland, the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry, has called for Stem to be replaced with Steam to include creativity

Singaporean schools do not separate pupils into different ability groups

Singapore-style teaching helps solve problem of maths failure, says new research

The study shows that children who were taught through the Singaporean 'maths mastery' approach learn faster than their classmates

The Universities minister, David Willetts

Student tuition fees could rise again, warns former Universities Minister David Willetts

Willets argues that universities should be allowed to increase fees in line with inflation for the lifetime of this Parliament

UTC Reading: College that demands smart pupils is well-suited to 'outstanding' Ofsted tag

Exclusive: It is the first University Technical College to receive the status

Around 120,000 parents have had to make do with a school which was not so high on their priority list

120,000 parents unable to send their child to their first-choice school

In London almost one in three parents failed to secure a place

Ofsted said:

Ofsted figures show ten areas where less than half of state secondaries are 'good' or better

Nicky Morgan has vowed to improve standards in 'coasting' schools

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will insist that all pupils study the English Baccalaureate subjects up until the age of 16

GCSE reforms: Every pupil must study five core subjects and examiners make it harder to get top grades

Critics say the policy would 'cause dismay amongst parents'

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