THE director of education at Scotland's best-performing local authority for schools is to retire.
ONE of the Vatican's most senior clerics has used a visit to Scotland to reinforce the message that the provision of faith schools by the state is a fundamental right of Catholic families.
SCOTLAND'S most senior councillors are to debate a controversial decision by ministers to reject plans to make it easier to close village schools.
NEARLY half of all newly qualified teachers have found full-time permanent jobs in Scotland's schools – more than double the number from two years ago.
SENDING more bright pupils from deprived backgrounds to university rather than college could do more harm than good, according to a think-tank.
MINISTERS are on a collision course with councils after rejecting plans to make it easier to close village schools.
ACADEMICS have issued a strongly-worded attack on disciplinary procedures operated by Glasgow University in the wake of a row over student sexism.
A DISABLED schoolboy has won a landmark ruling that he can take part in after-school guitar classes after he was refused permission because of his condition.
THE professional body for teachers in Scotland has appointed Kenneth Muir as its new chief executive.
CONTROVERSIAL decisions on the closure of rural schools could be handed over to an independent body under plans being considered by the Scottish Government.
SCOTTISH universities have agreed to recruit more than 700 extra students from poorer backgrounds next year under an initiative to widen access.
THE scrapping of a fee paid by Scottish graduates on completion of their studies has not led to an increase in participation from poorer students, research shows.
A SYSTEM of secular schools is needed in Scotland which would change the way pupils participate in religious activities, church leaders have warned.
SCOTLAND'S Education Secretary Michael Russell has accused his Westminster counterpart of running a school system in England so centralised that it rivals the control of teachers during the Cultural Revolution in China.
SCOTTISH teachers have called for greater use of suspensions and expulsions to deal with violent and disruptive pupils.
Scotland's troubled new school curriculum has been thrown into further chaos after teachers overwhelmingly backed protest strikes before the end of the year.
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