CHILDREN with strong reading skills are more likely to have higher intelligence levels as young adults, according to a study of identical twins.
SCOTLAND is the most highly educated country in the EU, but new figures show Scots are the least educated people in the nation, with Africans topping the league table.
FAMILIES are paying more than £500,000 giving a private education to two children, according to a new survey.
Ethnic minority students and those who went to a state comprehensive school are less likely to win a place at university than other young people, research has found.
LEADING employers across the UK are reporting a sharp rise in job prospects for graduates.
International students in Scotland are being subjected to Communist-style surveillance in universities as a result of the UK government's crackdown on immigration, according to critics.
It is almost a case of back to the future for those trying to find a permanent head-teacher for Inverness's Gaelic primary school, with the original head coming back to fill the gap.
AN art teacher at Scotland's national school for deaf pupils has been named the UK's most inspirational teacher of the year.
UNIVERSITIES are increasingly looking for students with a decent grasp of maths and an ability to think for themselves, research shows.
PARENTS have launched a campaign calling for a change in the way nursery school places are managed.
A university risks "damaging the reputation of higher education in Scotland" by advertising for a new lecturer to join its staff on a zero-hours contract, union leaders have warned.
A university risks "damaging the reputation of higher education in Scotland" by advertising for a new lecturer to join its staff on a zero-hours contract, union leaders have claimed.
AN ACADEMIC has said schools should "give up" trying to attract more girls into traditionally male subjects such as physics, computing and engineering.
PARENTS fighting plans to shut a primary school say they remain hopeful the Government will prevent the closure despite ministers ruling that the move would not represent a significant deterioration in the provision of Catholic education.
TWO universities have been chosen as partners to help lead one of the UK's top science facilities into the future.
THE number of young people learning to speak Gaelic has shown encouraging increases, but decline in its heartlands threatens the language's long-term viability, it has been warned.
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