Education

The real gender gap is not about women’s pay but boys’ lack of attainment

25 February 2017 9:00 am

For a body supposedly committed to eliminating inequality between the sexes, the Women and Equalities Select Committee don’t exactly lead…

Proof that the arts lobby is wrong about Michael Gove’s GCSE reform

11 February 2017 9:00 am

For the past six years or so a variety of arts organisations have been campaigning against the English Baccalaureate, or…

Schools are desperate to teach ‘growth mindset’. But it’s based on a lie

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I had lunch recently with an assistant head of a leading independent school and he told me about their ‘growth…

What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

7 January 2017 9:00 am

What explains the silliness of the liberal elite? Their education

Philip Hammond's school days

10 December 2016 9:00 am

The young Philip Hammond was a right-leaning, Telegraph-reading, teacher-challenging dance entrepreneur

Teachers won't like it, but I've discovered a way to fix failing schools

19 November 2016 9:00 am

A few months ago I joined forces with Sir Anthony Seldon, the vice-chancellor of Buckingham University, to run an idea…

Above and below: apprentices at Jaeger-LeCoultre

The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Switzerland’s watch apprentices are all winners, says William Cook

Universities’ most freakish, isolated minority: non-lefties

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A few columns ago, I told the mortifying story of how I totally died at the Oxford Union. Today I’m…

I’ve seen the future of English education, and it makes me sad

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A typical Kentish town, with its grammar school at one end and its secondary school at the other, is a…

Sorry, but a degree is a rotten investment

1 October 2016 8:00 am

Almost half a million students start-university this month. It’s an exciting time: the launch of adult life and independence. But…

Grammar schools don't matter. It’s central control that stymies teachers

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Remote control Sir: Rachel Wolf argues that in education policy ‘the trend, from Kenneth Baker onwards, has been towards giving…

China's Eton envy - why they love our posh boys

24 September 2016 9:00 am

China’s new rich look on Britain’s ancient public schools with awe – and envy

What Momentum Kids gets right

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Forgive me if I don’t get too worked up about Momentum Kids. For those who haven’t been following Labour’s internal…

In defence of David Cameron’s achievements

17 September 2016 9:00 am

It is too early to tell what sort of Prime Minister Theresa May will turn out to be, but we…

How can we help thickos at university? Pretend they’re clever

17 September 2016 9:00 am

A lecturer at a reasonably well-respected northern plate-glass university was somewhat perplexed by a student who complained about her poor…

A remarkable testament of hope for Zimbabwe

17 September 2016 9:00 am

‘One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed though right were…

A wholesale return to grammar schools would be a disaster

17 September 2016 9:00 am

There’s a place for selective state schools, but their wholesale return would be a disaster

What’s (still) wrong with meritocracy

17 September 2016 9:00 am

‘It is highly unlikely the Prime Minister has read the book,’ my father harrumphed, commenting on the appropriation of the…

Editor’s letter

10 September 2016 9:00 am

In August the papers were full of smiling pupils clutching their exam results. Now we’re in September, when children and…

A Year 7 pupil from The Elms with one of its prize-winning Hereford cattle

State schools are discovering huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’

10 September 2016 9:00 am

State schools are discovering the benefits of huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’, finds Camilla Swift

Going to boarding school at age 16 changed my life

10 September 2016 9:00 am

A new school at age 16 changed my life, says William Cook. That’s why I’m doing the same for my son

What makes a great art room in school? It’s all about the mess

10 September 2016 9:00 am

School art studios should be all about the creative atmosphere – and the mess, says Laura Freeman

The big problem with University Technical Colleges

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Technical colleges are heralded as the future of vocational education. But there are problems, says Laura McInerney

What you learn when you learn a poem by heart

10 September 2016 9:00 am

I’ve just learned by heart another poem — my first in nearly 30 years. The one I chose was A.E.…

Theresa May’s student crackdown will cost post-Brexit Britain dearly

10 September 2016 9:00 am

In the post-Brexit landscape whose shape was barely glimpsed in G20 discussions at Hangzhou, one thing is clear: soon we’ll…