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What's Behind the iPad Hack at Los Angeles High Schools?

Last week, more than 300 students across three high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) brought their school-issued iPads home …

How I went from Tony Blair's adviser to free school head

Peter Hyman chronicles the first year of School 21, from the panic of opening day to the formation of rules by the pupils themselves, a week blighted by power cuts – and an exultant end of term<p>I am on my hands and knees in what passes for our playground. It is Sunday evening and tomorrow at 8.30 …

The things that you should fix on your own car

The seemingly unending (and ever-increasing) complexities of the modern automobile are deterring more and more owners from carrying out the basic …

More affordable childcare

Today the government is publishing ‘More affordable childcare’, which sets out our plans for improving the supply of affordable childcare.<p>Reliable …

tips from readers

City bike-sharing schemes like New York City's latest Citi Bike bring many inexperienced commuters to the road. To help them stay safe as they take …

DfE sets up ‘middle tier’ to cope with academies

A leaked DfE communication outlines the creation of a new academy oversight group to take on regional intervention work. The document also hints at …

Michael Gove attacks use of Mr Men in iGCSE history lessons

The education secretary, Michael Gove, has attacked a "culture of low expectations" in English schools, criticising the use of Mr Men characters in …

What does it mean to be an educated person?

Truth is beauty and beauty is truth<p>Parents, it is sometimes alleged, don’t want choice in education. Well, many of us here are parents, so let me …

The future of career progression in teaching

Teaching is one of the great altruistic professions. We join it to help others: to nurture their talents, to overcome the disadvantage of their …