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Scottish Education

Ban school drop-off cars to improve pupil health, says charity

Cars should be banned from dropping pupils off at the school gates, a campaigning charity has said.

Environment 10
Teaching union warns over CCTV in classrooms.

Union warns councils over CCTV in classrooms

CCTV cameras should not be used by local authorities to gather data for performance management purposes, a teaching union has said.

Education 16
Nicola Sturgeon has made education one of her government's priorities

Leader comment: Equal access to education is vital

It is wrong for the poorest students to be denied same choice of subjects offered by schools in the wealthy areas.

Opinion 3

Police called to Liberton High School after ‘intruder’ reports

AN EDINBURGH school was at the centre of a security alert after reports of ‘intruders’ in the grounds.

Light exercise may be enough to cut your risk of premature death by almost 30 per cent. Picture: John Devlin

You don’t need to pull on trainers to stay healthy, finds study

Paying for a gym membership or owning a pair of trainers are not prerequisites for staying healthy, a study has found.

Health 2
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Edinburgh Council agrees new Gaelic Language Plan

Edinburgh Council has today approved a new Gaelic Language Plan with the aim of increasing its use in the Lothians.

Education 2
Hirushi Wickramaratne and Charles Figes at the seat ahead of the Cowan Blackstone competition. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow students to revive university’s historic Latin contest

Students at Glasgow University are to take part in an ancient Mastermind-style head-to-head competition for the first time in decades - which will see them sit on an historic chair and answer questions about Latin.

Education 10
Just when the weather starts to get nice, exam time comes round again (Picture: Getty)

Kirsty Gunn: Education is about more than cramming for exams

Exams are in the air! Swotting for them. Sitting them. Marking them. Whether or not we’re students or teachers, it’s still the case that just when things are starting to warm up a bit, there’s some sunshine about and our minds are starting to turn towards summer and holidays, that’s when exam time comes around.

Opinion 8
Jeremy Corbyn spoke about schooling in his campaign event in Glasgow yesterday Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

More teachers needed to close attainment gap in Scotland says Jeremy Corbyn

Scotland needs more teachers to achieve the key Scottish Government aim of closing the attainment gap between the richest and poorest pupils, Jeremy Corbyn has said

News 12
Teaching union says payment rates for marking exam scripts has been cut without warning by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Teachers marking exam scripts hit with 13 per cent pay cut

Teachers in Scotland marking examination scripts have had their payment cut by 13 per cent without warning.

Education 2
Dr Azmy Gowaid of Glasgow Caledonian University has developed a solar tile that could see pavements generate electricity.  Picture: Peter Devlin

Glasgow scientists pioneer pavement that generates solar power

Solar power could move from rooftops to pavements thanks to a team of scientists at a Scottish university.

Tech 3
Ned the Neanderthal has been brought to life with the help of a facial reconstruction expert at Dundee University. PIC: Contributed.

Ned the Neanderthal brought back to life in Dundee

An expert in facial reconstruction from the University of Dundee has helped bring Neanderthals back to life for a major new BBC series.

Education 22

Brian Wilson: Anti-Gaelic prejudice is still alive in Scotland

In the Gaelic language and culture, Scotland has a priceless asset, but why are so many Scots hostile towards our ancient tongue, asks Brian Wilson.

Opinion 715
Pupils from St Ninian's Primary in Stirling take part in the Daily Mile with researchers who studied the practice (Picture: Elaine Livingstone)

Leader comment: Scotland can still rise now and be a Daily Mile Nation

Nearly two-thirds of Scots are over-weight or obese, costing the economy up to £4.6 billion a year

Opinion 3
Online learner accounts will be brought in for all pupils from 2019. Picture: John Devlin

Scots pupils to be given online accounts to plan careers

School pupils are to be given online accounts to help them record achievements and plan a future career.

News 1
Edinburgh has been named one of the best student cities in the world (Photo: Shutterstock)

Edinburgh named one of the best cities in the world for students

Edinburgh has been named as one of the best cities in the world to be a student.
Education 3
Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte travels the world from his base at Edinburgh University to learn more about dinosaurs.

Finding a very real Jurassic Park on the Isle of Skye

Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte travels the world from his base at Edinburgh University to learn more about dinosaurs. And his findings, including recent Scottish discoveries, are documented in his new book.

Tech 11

Scots teachers could be charged to park at school by council

Teachers could be charged £1 a day to park at school, under plans being considered by a cash-strapped council.

Aberdeen & North East 18
The University of Dundee. Picture by JANE BARLOW

University of Dundee announces new partnership with Singapore University

The University of Dundee and the National University of Singapore have established a new partnership which will see students share their study time between Scotland and Singapore and earn a degree from both institutions.

Dundee & Tayside 6
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