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Testing P1 pupils causes ‘tantamount to abuse’, say education campaigners

Testing primary one children is ‘tantamount to illness, or neglect or abuse’, say a lobby of educationalists in Scotland.

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A new Gaelic school has opened in Portree, the largest town on Isle of Skye. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Row over £10m Gaelic school opening on Isle of Skye

A bitter row has broken out on the Isle of Skye over a new £10m Gaelic school, which one local councillor has dubbed a “disaster for community relations”.

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The child was stuck in the elevator at the Glasgow Science Centre

Boy trapped in escalator on school trip after shoe ‘gets stuck’

An investigation has been launched after a five-year-old-boy got trapped in an escalator on a school trip.

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There is still a stark gender divide among students in Scotland when it comes to choice of courses

Women pick medicine in Scottish university gender divide

The highest enrolled undergraduate courses for female students in Scotland last year were those connected to medicine, while for males it was engineering and technology, latest figures reveal.

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Students in Scotland are choosing certain degrees above others.

Most and least popular first degrees in Scotland revealed

The most highly enrolled undergraduate courses for female students in Scotland last year were those connected to medicine, while for males it was engineering and technology, latest figures reveal.

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Claim ‘school isn’t free’ as pupils miss out on subjects due to costs

State education in Scotland is no longer free with many pupils “missing out” on key subjects because of the costs they face, MSPs have been told.

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State school education should be free for all (Picture: Getty)

Leader comment: The scandal of state school fees

The idea that any child, regardless of their parents’ wealth, can do well in school is a key ‘Scottish value’.

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Professor Tom Baum

Graduates urged to see HR in a new light

Human resource professionals are in big demand from businesses and have high earning potential, says Strathclyde Business School.

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Senior pupils on challenging Outward Bound courses can learn many 'soft' skills which will be of use in the world of work, while future employers can also help with active mentoring and even taking part

Bound to succeed – getting youngsters and employers outdoors together

In Scotland, our government has done much to facilitate and encourage the education sector to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to flourish once they enter the working world. Initiatives such as Developing the Young Workforce bring together schools and employers in working partnerships to encourage and deliver learning opportunities.

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Football-playing robot who could teach the next generation some neat tricks

The robot teacher aimed at primary aged kids

Encouraging the next tech smart generation means starting interest early. Meet Marty, the little interactive robot who teaches kids to code.

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New regime threatens to cut nursery places

Rates hike for private school nurseries ‘is discrimination’

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has been warned that his plans to increase the business rates paid by private schools could face a legal challenge amid concerns of its impact on nursery provision.

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Edinburgh College. Picture: Toby Williams

Scots colleges face £360m repair bill to lift campus standards

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Teaching unions have called for 'urgent action' following an increase in the number of assaults on staff at Edinburgh primary schools.

Teaching unions call for action as Edinburgh assault cases soar

Teaching unions have called for “urgent action” following an increase in the number of assaults on staff at Edinburgh primary schools.

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There is concern that young people are in the grip of a perfect storm of factors led by shrewd marketing campaigns, which is putting some in danger of a lifelong negative relationship with alcohol.

Early age drinking in spotlight

As a major international conference is taking shape, we consider how a global perspective can find ways to tackle issues around alcohol

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Eye drop that treats glaucoma while you sleep

‘Cannabis’ drop that treats glaucoma while you sleep developed

An eye drop that treats glaucoma while you sleep has been developed by scientists.

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‘Pupils should be given abortion information’, teachers’ hear

Pupils should be given information about abortion in the classroom because many do not discuss it at home, teachers have heard.

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Scottish university announced as official training partner for China

A Scottish university has been accredited as an official training partner for China in what it said is a Scottish first.

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Graham Boyack, Director, Scottish Mediation

Graham Boyack: Mediation really talks the talk in solving disputes

The Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament held a round table discussion on the availability of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which includes mediation in Scotland. Scottish Mediation was delighted to be one of the organisations giving evidence and participating.

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In a liberal democracy, everyone has a right to get up on their soapbox and let rip, just like Labour firebrand Paddy Fagan, seen here speaking at The Mound, where he was a regular (although he did get arrested for insulting the Royal family and denouncing American GIs for having affairs with married Scottish women during the Second World War)

Scott Macnab: Will this column one day be banned?

‘No platforming’ and other attacks on free speech in the UK echo the global rise of authoritarianism, writes Scott Macnab.

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