British university group rethinking position on gender segregation

LONDON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Universities UK said Friday it is reviewing advice that men and women can be separated when guest speakers demand it.

British government introduces new school curriculum

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- The British government has set too tight a schedule for introduction of a new school curriculum, a teachers' union says.

British Education Secretary Gove: Britain should leave the EU

LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- The British education secretary said Britain should leave the European Union, and would vote to do so if there were a referendum on the matter.

Official quits Conservatives over alleged racist remark

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- A local official has resigned from Britain's Conservative Party after suggesting Pakistanis do not work hard.

Cameron begins Cabinet shakeup

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron began a long-anticipated shakeup of his Cabinet Monday, political observers said.
Inquiry worries English government official

Inquiry worries English government official

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British Education Secretary Michael Gove said the investigation into News Corp. phone hacks could result in a "cure worse than the original disease."
British lawmakers debate royal yacht

British lawmakers debate royal yacht

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- British lawmakers are debating whether to give the queen a $91.8 million yacht, paid for with public funds, as part of this year's diamond jubilee celebration.

U.K. to overhaul computer teaching

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- British scientists say the teaching of information and communication technology in the country's schools needs an overhaul to keep up internationally.

Britain proposes school reforms

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Britain may extend school day hours and cut summer vacation periods as part of proposed education reforms, the country's education minister says.

Chef chides gov't on school food standards

LONDON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- TV chef Jamie Oliver has accused Britain's Education Secretary Michael Gove of undermining healthy school food standards.
Britons want the cane back in classrooms

Britons want the cane back in classrooms

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Half of all Britons want to bring back corporal punishment to restore discipline in the classroom, a survey indicates.

Britain's adoption laws to be liberalized

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Great Britain's education secretary, who was an adopted child, spoke out in favor of Parliament's intentions to liberalize the country's adoption procedures.

Britain decries teaching at Saudi schools

LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- British officials say the government won't tolerate anti-Semitic and homophobic lessons taught to Muslim children in the United Kingdom.

Torture case sparks calls for transparency

EDLINGTON, England, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A sadistic attack by two brothers on a pair of young boys has British officials arguing over the confidentiality of cases involving minors, authorities said.

U.K. academic warns of 'worthless' degrees

LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The head of a private school in Britain says public schools in that country are poorly equipping students for life by handing out "worthless" qualifications.
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Michael Gove

Michael Andrew Gove, MP (born Edinburgh 26 August 1967) is a British Conservative politician, journalist and author. He has been Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath since 2005 and Secretary of State for Education since 12 May 2010. He was formerly Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families. Gove was appointed a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.

Gove was born in Edinburgh. At four months old, he was adopted by a Labour-supporting family in Aberdeen, where he was brought up. His adoptive father ran a fish processing business; his mother was a lab assistant at the University of Aberdeen before working at the Aberdeen School for the Deaf.

He was state school educated in Aberdeen, later attending the independent Robert Gordon's College, to which he won a scholarship. From 1985 to 1988 he studied English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where he served as President of the Oxford Union.

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