Richard Garner

Richard Garner is The Independent's Education Editor.

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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said that teenagers should steer away from the arts and humanities and opt for science or maths subjects if they want to access the widest range of jobs

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan tells teenagers: Want to keep your options open? Then do science

Nicky Morgan criticised for downgrading importance of the Arts in the economy

Universities minister Greg Clark will travel to India to sell Britain as the best destination for students from abroad following criticism that they have been put off applying for places

Minister Greg Clark to address foreign students’ concerns over 'unwelcoming' UK

The universities minister will travel to India next week to sell Britain as the best destination for students from abroad

London Metropolitan University’s Professor John Raftery

University with a poor administrative record given a second chance

London Metropolitan University has been returned to 'highly trusted status'

More university students means more drop-outs, claims senior vice-chancellor

Professor Sir David Eastwood says there's a price to pay for the growth of universities
Gordonstoun pupils in the firefighting team

Where Gordonstoun leads will other British schools follow?

The educational establishment that Prince Charles hated may be a model for the state sector

David Laws calls for ministers to stop meddling in the content of the curriculum

It was like manna from heaven to hear David Laws's call to prevent ministers from meddling in the content of the curriculum and determining whether standards have improved in the classroom. The schools minister has proposed a new, independent body to oversee content and standards.

Michael Roden, head of University of Birmingham School, has already received 951 applications for next year’s 150 places

University of Birmingham-run state school to offer ‘£30,000-a-year standards’ to pupils

First project of its kind promises disadvantaged children the highest level of education

Exam systems need to focus on more than just the final grades

There are many ways in which the assessment system could encourage more creativity in schools.

A more creative approach to education

Learning by rote struggles to get the best results when transforming today's pupils into tomorrow’s innovative workforce. By developing a less formal style of teaching, youngsters can flourish in the classroom

Inadequate training in how to tackle disruptive behaviour has left many teachers struggling to cope with rowdy pupils

Teachers ‘don’t have the training to cope with disruptive pupils’

One in four surveyed said they weren’t equipped to deal with discipline issues

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