Major international education summit hosted in Edinburgh

Delegates from around the world will gather in Edinburgh tomorrow for a three-day annual international teaching summit.

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Study finds that women tend to choose less masculine looking male faces if they fear danger to their children.

Women fearing danger choose mates with less ‘macho’ faces

Women who fear men could be a danger to their children prefer less masculine faces, according to research from the University of St Andrews.

Caroline Grieve. Picture: submitted

‘Overworked’ Dumfries High teacher falsified pupils’ results

A TEACHER falsified exam results for more than 50 students because she was “drowning in work”.

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Problems in the teaching of our own language reach back decades

Jill Stephenson: We need foreigners to teach kids English

We live in an ­Anglophone world. It is, of course, possible to visit places where English is not uniformly, or even much, spoken. Travel in the Far East exposes one to ­written languages composed of symbols that, to most of us, mean nothing at all, however beautiful they may be.

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Inspectors said Scottish education has gone through a significant period of reform

Scottish educations experts find five areas of improvement

Five areas for further improvement have been identified in a major report covering the whole spectrum of education in Scotland.

Gerry McCormick, the councils acting head of Standards and Inclusion, says there are many indicators to take into consideration and is confident progress is being made.

Just over 50 per cent of North Lanarkshire schools reach exam benchmark

Just over half of North Lanarkshire’s secondary schools hit their target for pupils gaining three or more highers.

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The Wolfson Medical School at The University of Glasgow

Glasgow medical students to re-sit exam amid cheating fears

Final year medical students at one of Britain’s oldest universities have been told to resit an exam after bosses uncovered evidence of “collusion” among a small number of learners.

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One in seven teachers had experienced upsetting experiences on social media from parents. Picture: John Devlin

Scots teachers subject to ‘vicious’ online abuse from parents

Teachers in Scotland are facing increasingly worse “vicious” and “abusive” posts from parents on social media, an investigation has revealed.

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John Edward: Is it time for all schools to have governors?

In My Early Life, ­Winston Churchill said: “Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have never yet been invested.”

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EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan (Pic  Alan Richardson)

College lecturers balloted on strike action over pay

College lecturers are being balloted on strike action for a second time as part of a long-running dispute over pay.

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The status quo is not an option for schooling said education secretary John Swinney. Picture: Contributed

Damning school inspection report ‘shows change needed’

A damning inspection report into schooling provision in Scotland underlines the need for radical measures to overhaul the system, education secretary John Swinney has said.

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Students from the University of St Andrews take a walk along the town's harbour while wearing their famous red gowns. Picture: Jane Barlow/TSPL

St Andrews ‘offers best student experience in Scotland’

With its medieval street layout, golden sands, ruined castle and world famous golf course, St Andrews already has a lot to boast about.

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Nuria Oliver, head of research in data science at Vodafone, addresses the inaugural Data Summit at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Picture: Simon Williams

How mobile phones could save lives in the developing world

Tech firms in Scotland have been challenged to help turn big data into a force for social good, writes Chris McCall

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John Swinney will make the announcement on Thursday.

Hundreds of Scottish headteachers to get ‘leadership training’

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Kinmylies Primary School in Inverness. Picture: Kinmylies PS

Inverness pupils on flight home after terror attack

Pupils at an Inverness school who had been on a visit to the Houses of Parliament were safely on a flight home this evening.

It makes business sense for companies to invest in cyber security. Picture: David Moir

Mandy Haeburn-Little: Business needs cyber-security experts

What if your day started with a cyber forecast as well as a weather forecast?

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Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar. Picture: John Devlin

Lawyer Aamer Anwar elected as new Glasgow University rector

Scottish human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar has been voted in the next rector of the University of Glasgow.

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Jim Sillars thinks the Scottish Government should drop their Named Person scheme. Picture: SWNS

SNP should ‘do a Hammond’ over Named Person scheme - Sillars

The government has been urged to abandon moves to bring back plans for a named person for all children in Scotland.

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Teacher may be taught via video link. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Plans for video link lessons to deal with teacher shortage

Pupils could be taught by video link in an effort to deal with teacher shortages in Scotland’s classrooms, education secretary John Swinney has suggested.

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Last December, the Pisa ratings testing 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries showed Scotlands schools recording their worst ever performance. Picture: John Devlin

Schools urged to face facts over Finns’ superior results

Scotland should look at ending its “love affair” with Nordic education and deal with what is actually happening in this country, the leader of Scotland’s largest teaching union has said.

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