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Thursday 04 August 2005
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Monday 28 March 2005
When Ruth Kelly, the Education Secretary, said recently that there should be "zero tolerance" of pupils' indiscipline, she was greeted with scepticism. These were fine words, but would anything happen in practice? Now, the National Union of Teachers - a group not always known for toeing the Department of Education's line - has taken the first tentative steps towards giving substance to these sentiments, and it deserves credit for doing so.
Saturday 05 March 2005
Ruth Kelly was jeered by head teachers yesterday and accused of patronising them during angry exchanges as she outlined the Government's plans for education at her first speech to a teaching union's annual conference as Secretary of State for Education.
Sunday 27 February 2005
Sunday 27 February 2005
Ruth Kelly's appointment to the Cabinet two months ago was one of the more extraordinary of the Blair era. One of the features of Tony Blair's management style has been his willingness to give responsibility to people who are shockingly young. Many of the people who worked in his private office in opposition were in their 20s and yet his judgement was sound: they did not make mistakes. He has been more cautious in Government, but, as a young prime minister, he now has six ministers in his Cabinet who are younger than him.
Wednesday 23 February 2005
Education Secretary Ruth Kelly today pledged to keep A-levels and GCSEs, but said she would make exams harder.
Monday 21 February 2005
Wednesday 09 February 2005
Sunday 06 February 2005
Bright sixth-formers should start studying for university degrees while still at school, ministers will say in a White Paper later this month.
Saturday 05 February 2005
Wednesday 02 February 2005
Sunday 30 January 2005
Ruth Kelly, the Secretary of State for Education, will declare war on classroom pranksters and persistent attention-seekers in a speech on school discipline on Tuesday. She will urge schools to show "zero tolerance" even towards low-level classroom disruption in a speech to a north of England education conference.
Thursday 13 January 2005
In her first speech as Education Secretary, Ruth Kelly made clear that she intends to position herself as the parents' champion in education.
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