PUPILS from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to go to university will be able to make contact with each other for the first time through a groundbreaking social messaging service.
A NEW category has been added to the inaugural Herald Higher Education Awards to highlight the importance of the experience of students.
SCOTTISH schools will be hit by surprise inspections under controversial new plans.
A SCOTTISH family fighting for specialist speech and language therapy for their nine-year-old daughter have appealed to ministers for help.
DIVISIONS have opened up between Scottish university principals over the need for new legislation to improve governance in the sector.
RECENT education reforms could lead to students suffering poorer results, according to a controversial new report.
ACADEMICS and students have hit back at calls to scrap planned new legislation to improve the way Scottish universities are governed.
Strathclyde University has been accused of "unbelievable" spending at the taxpayer's expense after shelling out £339,000 to transform a £1.2m townhouse used by the principal.
Hundreds of students from south of the Border have shunned the chance to study in Scotland since tuition fees of up to £9,000 were introduced two years ago.
A FOURTH member of a troubled Glasgow colleges board headed up by former First Minister Henry McLeish has confirmed his resignation, blaming "incredibly worrying developments" in the sector.
FORMER First Minister Henry McLeish has come under renewed pressure over his leadership of a powerful colleges body as another member quit, blaming poor governance.
PARENTS of a closure-threatened Catholic primary have hit out at the council after planning documents warned of a shortage of school places in the area.
THE powerful board which runs the college sector in Scotland's largest city has been rocked by two high-profile resignations.
UNIVERSITIES are investing millions of pounds in arms companies, new figures show.
TEACHERS have voiced concerns about a potential threat to the standardised pay conditions for teachers.