Concerns over ‘diluted’ teacher training standards

Concerns have been raised after universities in Scotland to accept students on to teacher training courses even if they do not hold basic qualifications in English and maths

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Martin Davidson, Scottish Director, Outward Bound Trust

Martin Davidson: Challenge is what Outward Bound strives to do – for youngsters and ourselves

Last year the Outward Bound Trust challenged ourselves to become ­bigger, better and bolder than we have ever been. After all, we ask the young people who take part in our residential programmes to seek ­challenge and push themselves ­outside their own comfort zones, so it’s only fitting and correct that we do the same as an organisation and as individuals.

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From left, Dave Bruinvels, Ann Bruinvels and Alice Farrell of Px HealthCare. Picture: Dave Fitch

Tech firms working to extend cancer survival rates by up to five months

Cancer patients in Scotland could soon be able to share symptoms with doctors in real time thanks to technology which aims to increase survival rates by up to five months.

The Data Talent event introduces students from Scottish universities to some of the country's biggest employers. Picture: Contributed

Mining the data – meet and greet gives jobseekers chance to show off skills

Scotland’s top digital technology students will be given a rare opportunity to make contacts with some of the world’s leading companies at a networking event in Glasgow.

A mother and daughter play with toys in their home. The Scottish Governments ambitious policy to double early learning and childcare hours by 2020 has sparked warnings

Nicola Sturgeon warned of major ‘risks’ with SNP childcare plan

There are “significant risks” in the Scottish Government’s ambitious policy to double early learning and childcare hours by 2020, a damning report by the public spending watchdog today warns.

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John Swinney arrives at Waverly Gate. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Plea for evidence to support John Swinney’s school reforms

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School Standards Minister Nick Gibb

Minister Nick Gibb refuses to answer times table question on TV

The minister responsible for a new times tables check for primary school children refused to answer a multiplication sum on TV today.

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Scotland’s trainee teachers set to get lessons from children

Trainee teachers in Scotland could soon be given lessons by schoolchildren to prepare them for life in the classroom, under proposals being considered by the Education Secretary.

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Satellites will be used to monitor the water quality of lochs, such as Loch Tay. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Satellites to monitor water quality of Scottish lochs

Satellites will be used to monitor the quality of water in Scotland’s lochs as part of a pioneering new project.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are visiting Edinburgh today. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Young city musicians to perform for Prince Harry and Meghan visit

A GROUP of young people will give the performance of a lifetime when they entertain Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during the couple’s first official joint visit to Scotland today.

The quadrangle at King's College, University of Aberdeen. Picture: Wikicommons

Students campaign for cat to become Scottish university rector

A group of students at one of Scotland’s oldest and biggest universities are fighting for a cat to become their new rector.

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Dozens of Scottish schools closed after heavy snow fall

Dozens of schools have been closed and commuters hit by rush hour disruption as heavy snow swept parts of the country.

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'Economists are hugely in demand at the moment; uncertain times call for clear economic thinking.'

New bursaries unveiled as Strathclyde MSc gets a revamp

Strathclyde Business School has transformed its MSc Applied Economics course to equip students for careers in business and policy

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Self-service supermarket tills are replacing checkout staff.  Photo by Jeff Blackler/Rex/Shutterstock

David Coyne: Why we should welcome the rise of the robots

Neo-luddite inspired panic would have us believe an impending “Rise of the Robots” could decimate jobs as smarter, faster machines render humans redundant in the workplace.

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French President Emmanuel Macron shares a lunch with young children (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Jane Bradley: French ‘tartiflette revolt’ should inspire Scots parents

Parents in Paris are up in arms over the quality of food on school menus, but it’s much better than in Scotland, reports Jane Bradley

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Children with additional support needs should be taught in mainstream schools

Leader comment: Scotland must not fail its most vulnerable children

Campigners call for an extra £70m to ensure children with additional support needs actually get it.

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Trinity Academy had been struggling to recruit a maths teacher.

Edinburgh school fills maths teacher vacancy

Trinity Academy have confirmed that two positions have been filled at the school following months of staff shortages.

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Tom Peterkin: SNP school shake up should be given chance to work

The challenges facing Scottish education are considerable and action must be taken, writes Tom Peterkin.

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An investment of over �5million will bolster the work of one of Europes most cutting-edge research and innovation facilities.

 Picture: Martin Shields

Laser technology centre wins £5m Scottish Government funding

A leading innovation centre specialising in laser technology has secured a £5m funding grant to further its cutting edge work.

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Flashing lights outside schools should be reinstated, despite the 20mph limit

John McLellan: Turning off warning lights outside school a mistake

A little-known but intriguing aspect of the city-wide 20mph clampdown is the decision to switch off flashing warning signs outside schools if the street is covered by the new limit.

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