New behaviour code for Sir and Miss caught in schools moral maze

A guide for headteachers in England aims to help them deal ethically with thorny issues like exclusions - and to confront colleagues who do notOne of the most...

Levels of distress and illness among students in UK ‘alarmingly high’

Largest-ever mental health poll of universities ‘an urgent call to action’, say researchersA poll of almost 38,000 UK students suggests rates of psychological distress and illness are on the...

‘Gossip and secrecy’ fuel Oxford row over suspended dean

Christ Church college and cathedral divided by ‘cruel accusations’Prominent clergy linked to Oxford’s Christ Church cathedral are in revolt over a complaint against its dean which they say is...

UK’s Prevent guidance to universities unlawful, court rules

Court of appeal finds Prevent guidelines on inviting controversial speakers violate freedom of speechThe government’s Prevent duty guidance to universities is unlawful and must be rewritten, judges have ruled...

England lacks white working-class graduates. Quick fixes won’t change that

Half of universities have fewer than 5% of students from poorer white backgrounds. Just trying to boost numbers isn’t enoughAt half of England’s universities, fewer than 5% of...

An LGBT education would have spared me years of misery

Alan Clark says LGBT education should be mandatory in all schools. Jill Wallis thinks sex education is both a right and a boonSimon Jenkins agonises about the implications of LGBT education...

Cambridge doesn’t need a £100m gift but other universities do

Readers respond to news that the University of Cambridge is receiving a £100m gift from the financier David HardingIn choosing to contrast Birkbeck with the University of Cambridge,...

Cambridge University offers disadvantaged students second chance to apply

Up to 100 places to be available under scheme as part of efforts to improve diversityThe University of Cambridge is seeking to increase student diversity by offering disadvantaged candidates who narrowly...

Indiana superintendent accused of committing insurance fraud to help student resigns

The Indiana school superintendent who was arrested for allegedly using her own insurance to help a sick student resigned on Friday.Casey Smitherman, superintendent of Elwood Community Schools, reportedly resigned at a school board meeting and said...

What is the point of higher education if it doesn’t make people happy?

Forcing universities to compete with each other is a bad idea. What we need is a Teaching Happiness FrameworkIn The Methods of Ethics, a book read only by...

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