The education secretary, Michael Gove, is accused of the "shameful neglect" of pupils as the teachers' union conference season in England gets under way.
Labour ministers believe children from disadvantaged backgrounds should "stick to the station in life they were born into", the education secretary, Michael Gove, has said in an outspoken – in parts almost openly rude – speech outlining his philosophy for learning in schools.
John Nash, a wealthy Tory donor, venture capitalist and enthusiastic sponsor of academies, has been appointed an education minister in a move that will delight those seeking faster reform by the education secretary, Michael Gove.
Margaret Thatcher and her chancellor Sir Geoffrey Howe were behind a politically toxic plan in 1982 to dismantle the welfare state, newly released Downing Street documents show. She later attempted to distance herself from the plans after what was described as a "riot" in her cabinet.
Radical plans by Michael Gove to cut the Department for Education in half will result in a disproportionate number of redundancies among minority ethnic, disabled and older staff, leaked documents show.
A guiding figure behind Tony Blair's education reforms has warned Michael Gove against becoming too obsessed with exams and ignoring skills in favour of teaching children facts.
Michael Gove has gone against expert advice from his own independent panel several times over the sale of school playing fields.
Michael Gove is to scrap GCSE exams as the government accelerates its schools reforms to improve the teaching of core subjects.
Michael Gove's proposed reforms of the national curriculum have been attacked as "fatally flawed" by a member of the expert panel involved in drawing up the changes.
The first things to go when there are governmental budget cuts are "luxuries" such as arts funding.