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Rebirth of Glasgow School of Art building delayed till 2019

THE reopening of Glasgow School of Art’s iconic home is set to be delayed by up to two years, it emerged today.

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John Swinney said that funding for school attainment projects has doubled. Picture: John Devlin

School attainment project funding ‘has doubled’ says Swinney

Funding for school projects to improve attainment has been more than doubled to £3.5 million, Education Secretary John Swinney said.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. Picture: PA

Irish president to be given degree from Edinburgh University

Irish President Michael D Higgins will receive an honorary degree from Edinburgh University today.

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Fewer Scots pupils are going to college.

Fewer Scots pupils going to college

The number of Scottish pupils going to college has reached a new low after swingeing cuts to the system in recent years.

But there has been a rise in youngsters getting a job or going to university, official figures have shown.

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Stirling University is affected by the strike action. Picture: TSPL

Scottish universities hit by strike action over pay

Staff at five universities have started strike action as a dispute with employers over pay becomes “increasingly bitter”.

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Some 95% of pupils with support needs are in mainstream schools. Picture: Ian Rutherford

10-year low in specialist support teacher numbers in Scotland

The number of teachers employed to provide additional support to pupils in Scotland’s schools has fallen to a ten-year low, figures show.

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Maria Arias, centre, works with a  classmate. The youngster has been robbed at gunpoint in school. Picture: AP

Venezuela’s schools failing with few teachers or pupils

Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would turn up.

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Teachers vote in favour of industrial action.

Teachers back industrial action in workload dispute

Teachers in Scotland are to stage industrial action amid growing concerns over mounting workloads in relation to exams.

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The University of Dundee contributes more than �740 a year to the economy. Picture: Jane Barlow

University of Dundee contributes £740m to economy, study reveals

THE University of Dundee contributes more than £740 million to the Scottish economy each year and supports 8,000 jobs across the country, a new report has found.

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Save the Children have urged John Swinney to tackle speech and language development in toddlers. Picture: Andrew Cowan

John Swinney urged to focus on child speech development

TODDLERS struggling with their first words is the biggest single issue affecting child development in Scotland and tackling it is critical to closing the attainment gap in schools, a charity has claimed.

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A majority of university staff are backing Remain. File picture: Jane Barlow

EU referendum: Nine in 10 university staff ‘backing Remain’

ALMOST nine in 10 university staff plan to vote to remain in the EU, according to a study.

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The crisis was sparked by a wall collapse at Oxgangs Primary. Picture: Toby Williams

Closure-hit schools reopen earlier than expected

ONE thousand pupils are returning to school earlier than planned after the latest programme of remedial works was submitted to the city council by Edinburgh Schools Partnership (ESP).

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A teacher helps pupils at a Kirkcaldy primary school, but some schools in Scotland face the prospect of new term without one. Picture: JP/ Steve Brown

The battle to find hundreds of teachers in Scotland

They have been offered ‘golden hellos’ worth thousands of pounds and even, in some cases, a brand new house rent free.

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Picture: John Devlin

Teachers urged to say how they can reduce their workload

Teachers will today be asked to identify ways they can reduce their workloads in an attempt by Education Secretary John Swinney to address their concerns.

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Bailey Gwynne

Bailey Gwynne: Schoolboy killing review chief in information appeal

The independent reviewer looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne has issued a public call for ­“relevant information”.

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Children with additional support needs must be adequately provided for, argues Niall Kelly

Niall Kelly: Support all children to close the gap

Youngsters with additional needs must not be left out of the educational attainment debate, writes Niall Kelly

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Keir Bloomer: Scot schools no longer world-leading. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scots schools system no longer world-leading, says educationalist

Scotland’s school system has suffered from complacency and can no longer be considered as “world-leading”, according to a leading educationalist.

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Graduate scheme for would-be medics to begin in 2018. Picture: PA

Graduate entry programmes for would-be medics to begin in 2018

SCOTLAND’S first graduate entry programmes for medicine are to start at St Andrews and Dundee University in 2018, the Health Secretary has announced.

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Dr Breeze both studied  and played for roller derby team. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Auld Reekie Roller Girls book wins academic prize

With their feisty attitude and skater names such as Diamond Slayer and Skinner Alive, Scotland’s roller derby teams – described as “rugby on roller skates”– shook up women’s sport when they burst on to the scene in the mid-2000s.

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