In this week's postbag, one reader warns that our politicians have lost sight of the definition of political debate
Before lowering the voting age, we should ensure that all students are clued up about politics, says teenager Ellie Roy
In these 'dark times' young activists like Greta Thunberg offer hope - to create passionate and eloquent young people we need schools that value debate, drama and civic education, says Hilary Janks
It’s easy to underplay the impact of making friends with someone from a different country, writes the AoC's David Hughes
Understatement is typically British. But describing school funding as 'a bit tight'? It's not on, says Bernard Trafford
Tes will be media partner for the Association of Colleges' Annual Conference in Birmingham from 19-20 November
The Pupil Equity Fund hands £120m a year to Scottish heads but over 30 per cent of teachers say it's not closing the gap
Teachers are doing a remarkable job and deserve to be rewarded for it, says education secretary Gavin Williamson
A new analysis of the free-schools programme raises concerns about the areas they serve and attainment at primary level
The government has promised extra cash – but the reality is that school budgets are getting tighter, says Colin Harris
Holiday childcare announcement marks rare mention for education in speech dominated by Brexit and Scottish independence
The #LoveOurColleges campaign has achieved much, says Stephen Exley. Now colleges must continue fighting to shape policy
Politicians' bluster does nothing for struggling parents and teachers of children with additional needs, says Bex Carter
Map produced by the School Cuts Coalition aims to reveal how every school will be affected by government funding plans
More than 5,000 schools could be hit with further real-terms funding cuts, as costs rise above rate of inflation
Education secretary criticised for understating funding woes after claiming schools need 'a little bit of extra money'
Education secretary says smaller rolls could explain why schools in deprived areas are more likely to have multi-qualification classes
Those who make education policy should return to the classroom, says consultant – and part-time teacher – Joe Hallgarten
Could the abolition of the inspectorate prove as disastrous for Labour in an election as funding cuts were for the Tories in 2017?
MSPs debated the issue this afternoon and voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ban on smacking
Nicola Sturgeon says 'ambitious' programme is on target, but nurseries warn 'vital part of the picture is missing'
It's easy to be cynical about Gavin Williamson's lauding of FE. But, asks Stephen Exley, is a profound shift happening?
As elite independent heads gather for this week's HMC conference, we consider whether a Corbyn government could really see their schools leaving England
Apprenticeships and FE are 'just as valuable as university education', education secretary tells Conservative conference
Gavin Williamson will be speaking to the Conservative Party Conference about free schools. Unity Howard outlines what she'd like to hear him say
It doesn't matter if a school is an academy, a free school or neither of the two, writes the general secretary of ASCL. What truly matters is what we teach and how we teach it
Private schools know that defending their privilege is politically unfeasible, says Holly Rigby
SNP hits back at Boris Johnson for his 'ill-informed lecture' and points to the 'disaster' of Brexit
Teacher tells John Swinney his pledge of £15 million for more support workers for schools is ‘like putting an Elastoplast on a broken leg’
Scotland’s education secretary John Swinney argues that review of the senior phase should not undermine recent successes