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SO, FAREWELL then, Fort, Drumbrae, Burdiehouse and Royston primary schools after a combined service of 220 years.
THE names of three nurseries that will face being shut down will be revealed within weeks.
THE primary schools which councillors voted to axe this summer are haemorrhaging pupils as parents battle to secure their children places elsewhere.
HUNDREDS of parents and pupils have staged a mass rally against swingeing education cutbacks in Scotland's capital.
EDUCATION chiefs are set to pledge there will be no more school closures in Edinburgh – and savage budget cuts will be scaled back.
HEADTEACHERS in Edinburgh say some schools should close instead of forcing every primary and secondary to make a 2.5 per cent budget cut.
EDUCATION leader Marilyne MacLaren has been reported to the Standards Commission for the second time in as many years by a parent who is accusing her of "blatantly lying" to councillors over school closures.
PARENTS of children at an axed city primary have accused education leader Marilyne MacLaren of "sticking two fingers" up at them after she sent them a Christmas card – on the day she voted to close their school.
FOUR primary schools in Edinburgh are to close at the end of the summer term next year as part of a cost-cutting exercise, it was announced last night.
THE ruling coalition on Edinburgh City Council has been hit by a split over school closures.
HEADTEACHERS have called on education chiefs to close even more schools in the Capital in order to balance the books and prevent further cuts to budgets.
EDUCATION bosses are lining up two city secondary schools for closure in a desperate bid to battle the council's funding crisis.
CHILDREN are being taught in corridors, eating lunch in classrooms and taking playtimes in "shifts" at an overcrowded primary which has seen an influx of new pupils this year.
PARENTS fighting school closure plans have hit out at their ward councillor, Steve Cardownie, for being uninterested in "one of the biggest local issues" in recent years.
POLICE had to be called to remove an irate parent from a public meeting on the future of a city school.
EDUCATION bosses have been accused of "measuring up" an under-threat primary before a consultation into its closure has even got under way.
PROTESTING parents are sending dozens of tins of sardines to the city's education leader, Marilyne MacLaren – to highlight their fears about overcrowded schools.
CLOSING four Edinburgh primary schools is going to cost the city council a total of £1.5 million – £429,000 more than will be immediately saved by axing them.