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Spelling error in Scots council’s job ad for English teacher

A Scottish council has blundered by advertising a vacancy for an English teacher - with a spelling error in the advert.

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St Andrews University. Picture: submitted

St Andrews University ‘best in UK for teaching quality’

Scotland’s oldest university has been ranked the best in the UK for quality of teaching.

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A war memorial is unveiled in Edinburgh. Photograph: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh University’s Scotland’s War project to be axed

A major nationwide project offering an unprecedented insight into Scotland’s involvement in the First World War is to be wound up.

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Tavish Scott says more than 4,000 teachers have been lost on the SNPs watch.

Scottish schools start new term hundreds of teachers short

Schools across Scotland started the new term with hundreds of unfilled vacancies for teachers, new figures have revealed.

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John Swinney said he was delighted the Government could provide further funding.

Thousands of kids to receive Gaelic lessons after Government grant

Thousands of schoolchildren could receive their first Gaelic language lessons thanks to a Scottish Government funding award.

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Susanne Mitschke, chief executive of MindMate, which shared the top Converge Challenge prize with MicroSense. Picture: Lesley Martin

Converge Challenge unveils winning university start-ups

Two start-ups from Scottish universities have shared the top £71,000 prize at this year’s Converge Challenge awards.

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Scottish students stranded in South China Sea

Scottish students stranded in South China Sea

FOUR Scottish student cadets from Glasgow College are stranded on a boat in the South China Sea.

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John Swinney launches the Digital Schools Awards, a programme tp encourages best practice use of digital tech in primary schools. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Swinney axes unit assessments to ease teacher workloads

Assessments included in some exams are being scrapped in an effort to ease teachers’ workload, Education Secretary John Swinney has announced.

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There are just seven pupils at the island's primary school. Picture: Contributed

60 apply for job teaching 7 pupils on remote Scots island

More than 50 people have applied for a teaching job on a remote Scots island - at a school with just seven pupils.

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Technology to be placed at centre of Scottish classroooms

A new strategy aimed at increasing the use of new technology in Scotland’s classrooms could bring about a “transformational change” in education.

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Sir Ian Wood. Picture: Jon Savage/JP

Oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood pumps £70m into charitable causes

Scottish philanthropist Sir Ian Wood has pledged £70million of investments into charitable projects - including helping pupils across the country as well as support for 45,000 farmers in East Africa - a review of his foundation has revealed.

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Charity NSPCC reported that its Childline service was reporting growing numbers of calls. Picture: PA

Childline held 151 online sex abuse counselling sessions in 2015

More than 150 Scottish children called Childline worried about online sexual abuse last year and helpline organisers believe the true figure could be much higher.

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The report found the extent and effectiveness of actions councils are taking to do so varied significantly between local authorities

Report finds 17 councils must do more to help teachers

MORE than half of councils need to do more to help cut the workloads faced by teachers, according to a report.

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Gordon Brown at Dalgety Bay Primary School giving a speech the day after the result of the Scottish Independence Referendum.

Brown urges focus on education for poor

Almost half the world’s children face the prospect of growing up without proper schooling unless there is a “transformation” in the funding of education in the poorest countries, Gordon Brown has warned.

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John Swinney has announced that schools may soon be directly funded.  Picture; John Devlin

Schools may soon be directly funded as part of education overhaul

School budgets could be handed straight to headteachers in future and “bypass” local councils as part of a shake-up of the education system, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has confirmed.

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The shooting took place outside the Sigma Chi fraternity house on Nueces Street in Austin, TX. Picture: Google Maps

Scot ‘shot security guard at US party while high on drink and drugs’

A Scottish teenager shot a security guard at a party in the US while high on drink and drugs.

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Sally Wood-Lamont (back row, fifth from right) with members of the Romanian Paralympic team

Scot becomes driving force in Romanian para sports

She grew up in the Highlands and worked for many years as a librarian at Edinburgh University.

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Lauri Love. Picture: PA

Former Glasgow University student to be extradited over hacking

An autistic man accused of hacking into US Government computers can be extradited to the US from Britain to stand trial, a judge has ruled.

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Ian Munro, the new rector of Kelvinside Academy, in the refurbished school library. Picture: Contributed

Future of school libraries could be tech ‘think places’

The future of traditional school libraries has become a subject of intense debate among parents and educationalists in an era of budget cuts and organisational upheaval.

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Glasgow teachers told to relax uniform standards as some pupils too poor to afford it.
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Glasgow schools told to ‘relax’ uniform as students too poor

Scotland’s biggest council has told schools to relax uniform standards because their students are too poor to afford it.

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