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.
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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- 2 The awkward moment Sarah Palin raised $25,000 for Hillary Clinton's election campaign
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope