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.
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.
21 November 2012 08:36 PM
It should be obvious that reading skills are essential throughout education, so why has this very serious problem only just come to light?
29 October 2012 10:05 AM
Michael Gove has announced that trainee teachers are to face tougher tests, after branding current exams too easy.
Two drama teachers were sacked for play where students acted out sexual abuse - but drama is meant to shock
26 October 2012 04:35 PM
Drama is meant to challenge actors and audiences - the teenagers were acting.
24 October 2012 11:03 AM
As tracking devices to be put on individuals are being tested, we need to consider whether this is really the right route to take.
16 October 2012 03:18 PM
The hair industry promises results for 'much-needed' hair therapy - and we continue to buy into it.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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