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Saturday 14 July 2012
Thursday 05 July 2012
As an atheist with no desire to upset believers, Professor Peter Higgs has always hated the idea of a God particle. He has never been keen on the nomenclature of the Higgs boson either – referring to it as "the particle named after me" on the rare occasions he gives an interview.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
On Question Time week Andy Burnham made the latest in a series of digs about what he perceives to be the irrelevance of Latin. Speaking of Michael Gove's English baccalaureate, he expressed dismay that Gove had "found room for Latin and ancient Hebrew, but not for engineering or ICT. "How," he asked, "can that be the answer to the challenges we face in the modern world?"
Monday 25 June 2012
Notebook: Quite aside from how useful Latin is in the jobs market, it is also good for your soul
Friday 22 June 2012
How did it go?" I ask brightly. The response is a grunt. This is my lot as the mother of a child sitting GCSEs.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Monday 18 June 2012
Some of the country's best-known independent grammar schools are ready to join the state sector – provided that they can continue to select their pupils.
Monday 18 June 2012
Asked if he was in favour of expanding selective education in areas where parents wanted it, Michael Gove famously said: "My foot is hovering over the pedal: I'll have to see what my co-driver Nick Clegg has to say."
Monday 18 June 2012
Both friends and foes of grammar schools will be watching closely to see what signals emerge from the office of the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, following our report on how some leading grammar school heads wish to rejoin the state sector if they can carry on selecting.
Thursday 24 May 2012
Education Secretary Michael Gove today rejected demands by Conservative MPs to allow the creation of more grammar schools, insisting they were not a “magic bullet” to solve the problems of the education system.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Last week, it was the Education Secretary, Michael Gove.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
If things had worked out differently, Frank Parr could have been one of the great characters of post-war English cricket. An acrobatic wicketkeeper, he caught the eye almost as soon as he appeared in the Lancashire side. At The Oval in 1952, in only his second county match, he was tipped by The Times to be Godfrey Evans' successor in the England side. Herbert Strudwick, England keeper in the 1920s, thought he was very special. The following year Parr came close to being selected for the winter tour of the West Indies.
Thursday 10 May 2012
Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, has pledged his support for the expansion of grammar schools, it was claimed yesterday.
Monday 07 May 2012
Blow to Education Secretary as unions refuse to co-operate with exams for six- and 11-year-olds
Thursday 03 May 2012
Grammar schools should have greater expectations of their pupils when it comes to exam passes, according to a study published today.
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