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.
Public health minister is right - deprived families are more likely to be obese and we have to intervene
23 January 2013 03:31 PM
If young people aren't educated about healthy eating, they'll grow up following their parents' bad habits
20 January 2013 12:00 AM
As the 200th anniversary of 'Pride and Prejudice' is celebrated, a new biography reveals there was nothing pious or prim about Jane Austen
15 January 2013 12:08 PM
The benefits of children walking to school unaccompanied are so blindingly obvious, it's hard to understand why anyone does the school run anymore
IoS book review: An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo, By Richard Davenport-Hines
06 January 2013 12:00 AM
Sex, lies, and the making of a scandal
03 January 2013 05:46 PM
Would it really affect anyone else in school if a child wears a hijab matching the uniform?
01 January 2013 03:58 PM
First off, young people should learn not to write anything on Facebook or Twitter they wouldn't say to that person's face
19 December 2012 11:27 AM
Is it natural to allow someone else to take responsibility for your baby's needs?
02 December 2012 12:00 AM
Over the next three Sundays we look at the best books of 2012, beginning here with Susan Elkin on teenage fiction
29 November 2012 12:00 AM
Christianity is part of our history so should be taught to children - it's not indoctrination.
28 November 2012 04:00 PM
Schools Minister Liz Truss has said there is nothing to prevent schools from adding porn education to lessons - but showing children porn won't educate them about sex.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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- 4 Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
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