Education

What #MeToo will mean for British schools
Rape culture scandal placards
Getting to grips with . . .

What #MeToo will mean for British schools

Officials are working with senior police officers and Ofsted to look at the huge number of sexual abuse allegations, which one police chief has called the education sector’s ‘MeToo’ moment
29 Mar 2021
The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons
Protesters outside Batley Grammar School
Getting to grips with . . .

The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons

West Yorkshire school closed and teacher in hiding after protests by angry parents
26 Mar 2021
The best books for teenagers
A teenager reading a book
The wish list

The best books for teenagers

 Teachers, librarians and writers about the books they think all teens should read by the time they’re 16
18 Mar 2021
The best books for children and young teens
A schoolchild reading a book
The wish list

The best books for children and young teens

Heads, teachers and librarians tell us about the books they think every child should read by the time they are 13
16 Mar 2021
The best prep schools of 2021
Guildford High Junior School
In Depth

The best prep schools of 2021

Emma Lee-Potter and Janita Clamp consult education experts, teachers, parents and pupils to discover the best of the best
15 Mar 2021
How schools can support children’s mental health
Children at Epsom College
In Depth

How schools can support children’s mental health

The best have helped their students to build resilience during the challenges of the past year
10 Mar 2021
The International Baccalaureate explained
Sevenoaks School
Getting to grips with . . .

The International Baccalaureate explained

Around 4,500 UK students take the IB Diploma in the sixth form every year. But what are its advantages and how does it compare to A levels?
10 Mar 2021

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Will false-positive Covid tests slash school attendance?
A student uses a lateral flow test under the supervision of a staff member.
Why we’re talking about . . .

Will false-positive Covid tests slash school attendance?

Experts fear that thousands of uninfected pupils may be sent home as a result of inaccurate lateral flow testing
9 Mar 2021
Why reopening schools may spell end of R-rate tracking
A pupil uses a lateral flow test on her return to school today
Getting to grips with . . .

Why reopening schools may spell end of R-rate tracking

Uptick in Covid infections expected as children head back to classrooms
8 Mar 2021
The Week Independent Schools Guide
A schoolgirl in a science class
In Depth

The Week Independent Schools Guide

Our experts choose the best of the best
5 Mar 2021
Everything we know about schools reopening
School children wearing face masks on their return to classrooms in Scotland
Getting to grips with . . .

Everything we know about schools reopening

School leaders have raised concerns that implementing mass testing before students return on 8 March may be impossible - but England’s deputy chief medical officer says ‘the whole spread of child welfare depends upon them going back to school’
25 Feb 2021
Do we need laws on university free speech?
Gavin Williamson leaves 10 Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Do we need laws on university free speech?

Gavin Williamson says he will fight ‘silencing and censoring’ - but critics say he’s arguing with a straw man
16 Feb 2021
Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal
Former director of the Institute of Political Studies Frederic Mion in 2018
In Brief

Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal

Hundreds of students are sharing allegations implicating top educational establishment
12 Feb 2021
When will students be allowed back to university?
St Andrews University
Today’s big question

When will students be allowed back to university?

Government facing questions about whether tuition and accommodation fees will be repaid
11 Feb 2021
Portugal bans remote learning for private schools
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa
Stranger than fiction

Portugal bans remote learning for private schools

Expat children unable to learn from home after criticism of state school online teaching
27 Jan 2021
When will the UK’s schools reopen?
A child takes part in teaching at home on a laptop.
Behind the scenes

When will the UK’s schools reopen?

Tory MPs threaten to revolt over plans to keep pupils at home until May
25 Jan 2021
A timeline of the U-turn on school closures
Gavin Williamson arrives at 10 Downing Street.
Behind the scenes

A timeline of the U-turn on school closures

Boris Johnson rules out return to classrooms just 24 hours after insisting reopening was safe
5 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Was Johnson right to label Scottish devolution a ‘disaster’?
Nicola Sturgeon welcomes Boris Johnson outside Bute House
In Depth

Was Johnson right to label Scottish devolution a ‘disaster’?

Prime minister’s intervention may betray Conservative fears over the state of the union
19 Nov 2020
Schools do not spread Covid-19, multiple studies find
Covid precautions at a school in Bolton
In Brief

Schools do not spread Covid-19, multiple studies find

Reports from Germany, Norway and the WHO conclude schoolchildren are not vector of infection
21 Oct 2020
White privilege theory damaging working-class boys, MPs told
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In Brief

White privilege theory damaging working-class boys, MPs told

Academic’s claim that concept is ‘completely nonsensical’ triggers online row
14 Oct 2020
Quiz of The Week: 26 September - 2 October
Boris Johnson addresses a press briefing on coronavirus
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 26 September - 2 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
2 Oct 2020
Universities face student refund calls amid Covid disruption
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In Brief

Universities face student refund calls amid Covid disruption

Institutions under investigation as thousands of undergraduates remain locked down amid coronavirus outbreaks
29 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 24 September
24 Sep 2020
Coronavirus: will UK schools have to close again?
primary school
In Brief

Coronavirus: will UK schools have to close again?

Thousands of teachers are self-isolating - but the government is determined not to order new closures
17 Sep 2020
The Week Independent Schools Guide
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In Depth

The Week Independent Schools Guide

9 Sep 2020
What can UK universities learn from Covid-hit US colleges?
University, Student
In Depth

What can UK universities learn from Covid-hit US colleges?

College cities across America are seeing surges in coronavirus cases as new academic year begins
8 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘a closed mind is key to a happy life’
coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘a closed mind is key to a happy life’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 3 September
3 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: who is ‘the best PM we never had’?
Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Instant Opinion: who is ‘the best PM we never had’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 2 September
2 Sep 2020
Government’s ‘lack of strategy’ on Covid ‘cost lives’
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Government’s ‘lack of strategy’ on Covid ‘cost lives’

Think tank finds that ministers’ refusal to take responsibility for decisions resulted in UK going into lockdown too late
2 Sep 2020
Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?
GCSE results
In Depth

Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?

Education secretary mulling 2021 exams delay amid warnings that pandemic has boosted inequality
1 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: there is ‘only one solution’ for the BBC
BBC
In Depth

Instant Opinion: there is ‘only one solution’ for the BBC

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 1 September
1 Sep 2020
What is waiting for Boris Johnson on his return to work?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

What is waiting for Boris Johnson on his return to work?

Packed agenda includes tackling fallout from Covid, Brexit and reopening of schools
1 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
28 Aug 2020