Leader comment: No talking in class – it’s time to listen to teachers

More than six years on from its introduction, Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) has unequivocally failed to rejuvenate the Scottish education system.

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Relations between teachers and the national exam board are 'near breaking point.' Picture: TSPL

Teacher and Scottish exam board relations ‘near breaking point’

Relations between teachers and Scotland’s national exams body are near breaking point, a report by MSPs has found.

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Scotland warned to embrace Fintech or risk consequences

New university course set to bring Scotland up to speed with very latest in innovative financial technology

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Council chief execs question need for “disruptive” school reforms

Scotland’s top council officials have told the government that planned reforms to school governance will add bureaucracy and cause disruption with little evidence that it will improve pupils’ education.

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Glasgow has seen a surge in the supply of student housing. Picture: Contributed

Rents cool as Glasgow student housing market booms

The supply of student accommodation in Glasgow jumped last year while average rents dipped, according to research out today.

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Pupils from Dyke Primary School in Moray feature in Tatler magazine. Picture: Contributed

Society mag Tatler puts Moray primary in ‘top school’ list

TOP society magazine The Tatler has picked a Highland primary school as one of the best in the UK.

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New plans are set to give schools sweeping new powers over budgets and hiring staff. Picture: Michael Gillen

Scots headteacher recruitment crisis ‘could get worse’

The recruitment “crisis” faced by Scotland’s schools in attracting headteachers is poised to get worse under a proposed overhaul of the education system, a union has claimed.

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Teachers will be able to access a new online resource aimed at boosting attainment in Scottish schools. Picture: Steven Brown/JP

Teachers given online tool to raise classroom attainment

Teachers will be given access to an online tool which share examples of how to increase attainment in Scottish schools.

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Applications from across the EU have already dropped by 14 per cent. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hard Brexit could be ‘biggest disaster’ in years for universities

A hard Brexit could cause the “biggest disaster” in higher education for many years, academics have warned.

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George Heriots school pipe band perform in Edinburgh. The capital is home to one in three Scottish independent schools. Picture: Greg Macvean

Private school sector ‘robust’ despite Brexit uncertainty

The private school sector in Scotland remains in “robust” health despite a slight fall in pupil numbers in the past decade and uncertainty over how Brexit will impact on students from overseas.

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Reform Scotland has called the current nursery system 'unfair and unnacceptable' Picture: Jon Savage

Scottish think tank slam free nursery system as ‘unfair’

A think-tank has renewed calls for an end to “birthday discrimination” in entitlement to free nursery education.

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Rsearch suggests girls at school look positively at digital technology subjects and careers.

Evelyn Walker: Tech full of opportunities for Scots women

Digital jobs beckon if we can bridge the gender divide in our classroom, writes Evelyn Walker

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Michael Russell, who was education secretary when the schools twinning arrangement was announced. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

SNP face accusations of dropping schools improvement scheme

Education ministers have been accused of ditching a flagship schools twinning scheme after only three years.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on a visit to Warout Primary School in Glenrothes.

Brian Monteith: SNP must take tough decisions to save Scots education

If there was one thing and one thing only that was firmly established in Scottish politics during 2016 it was that the words of the First Minister are worthless.

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Ryan was working on new treatments for infection associated with cystic fibrosis. Picture: Getty

University of Dundee scientist resigns after research misconduct

One of Scotland’s most acclaimed young scientists has resigned his post and been stripped of a prestigious fellowship after being found guilty of serious research misconduct.

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Computers and mobiles have left young people vulnerable to bullying and sexual coercion. Picture: Getty

Leader: put faith in sex education to stop bullying

Sex education is a vital part of children’s learning yet for far too long it was neglected. These days, even if the subject remains a source of embarrassment and awkwardness at home – we can expect schools to provide sensitively drawn lessons on the complexities of physical and emotional relationships.

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The St Trinian comedy films portrayed life in a fictional girls school. Picture: Getty Images

Girls school tales of cruel mistresses and midnight feasts

The jolly hockey sticks and japes of Scotland’s true-life versions of Malory Towers have been recalled in a new book about the eccentric nature of all-girls boarding schools.

Computers and mobiles have left young people vulnerable to pornography and sexual coercion. Picture: Getty

SNP urged to make sex education compulsory

Nicola Sturgeon’s government is under growing pressure to make sex education compulsory in Catholic schools amid growing alarm about the impact that online pornography and “sexting” is having on children in Scotland.

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