Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. Her book Unlocking the Reader in Every Child is published by Ransom. She is Education and Training Editor at The Stage.
22 December 2013 12:00 AM
In our final selection of Christmas books for children, we examine the best titles for teens
10 December 2013 11:39 AM
Supermarkets have been stopping parents buying alcohol where children are present
10 November 2013 12:00 AM
A wealthy gentleman’s son, William Jackson (1791-1828), went seriously to the bad. His short life was one long round of drink, women, and debt – which meant debtors’ prisons and then transportation to Australia where, despite considerable luck, he eventually died, drunk and alone, on a Sydney street aged 38.
05 November 2013 12:37 PM
Anyone who puts a TV screen in a young child’s bedroom, or who allows them to go to bed clutching a flickering game is seriously misguided
27 October 2013 12:00 AM
Brutalised by a vicious father and acquiescent mother, and traumatised by less-than-honourable Second World War service and injury, Vernon Scannell never sorted human relationships, especially with the women who serially and concurrently shared his life.
16 October 2013 02:15 AM
Mr Brearey is teaching pupils kindness and good manners in the form of tact. It's an important lesson for everyone - but not one to be misconstrued
14 October 2013 05:37 PM
A crossing patrol with whom a child interacts every day becomes a benign, trusted authority figure in his or her life
10 October 2013 12:12 PM
We need a massive change of attitude if we’re to improve basic education and give children what they’re entitled to
30 September 2013 06:00 PM
It’s no surprise that a top academy reportedly 'inflated grades' - teachers are increasingly pressured to get good results
15 August 2013 01:09 PM
The fact that parents on the poverty line are having to spend up to two thirds of their income on clothing for their children is scandalous and immoral
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
- 1 Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
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