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The number of school inspectors and the number of inspections have both fallen in recent years

Parents "left in the dark" on schools after cut to inspectors

Legislation on university governance aimed at encouraging greater involvement from staff and students has divided the sector

University leaders in open rebellion over SNP reforms

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has made a plea to Catholic teachers to return to the sector

Recruitment crisis in Scottish Catholic schools

Clackmannanshire Council is considering proposals to hand more power over the running of schools to parents and pupils

Radical plan to involve parents and pupils in school decisions

Rory Mair, outgoing chief executive at local authority umbrella body Cosla

Council chief sparks row with teaching unions after accusing them of "holding schools back"

Bagpipe lessons are on offer in less than a quarter of schools

Call for more children to learn the bagpipes as less than a quarter of schools offer classes

There is a significant disparity between the proportion of pupils identified with conditions such as autism in different council areas across Scotland

Councils "failing" pupils with autism and dyslexia

Ambitious £1bn plan to transform Glasgow University takes step forward

Ambitious £1bn plan to transform Glasgow University takes step forward

Scottish college lecturers take part in a recent protest over the future of the sector

College bosses under fire over enforced pay increase

The latest figures show record numbers of Scots are applying to university, but not everyone will be able to secure a place

Highest ever number of Scots apply to university

Universities have worked hard in recent years to recruit more students from poorer backgrounds, but inequalities remain

Decline in proportion of poorer students at six Scottish universities

Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, principal of Edinburgh University

Top university principal hits out at "incoherent" SNP reforms

Edinburgh University academic staff have been asked by bosses to provide confidential financial information about students

Lecturers told to 'snoop' on debt-ridden students by university staff

Liam King, president of the Students' Representative Council at Glasgow University

Student leader attacks "botched" SNP university plans

Schools throughout Scotland have struggled to recruit teachers in recent years

Rules relaxed to become a teacher due to staffing crisis

The move by the GTCS will allow some teachers to begin work without waiting for full registration

Parents welcome relaxation of entry into Scottish teaching profession

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's plans for national testing of primary and secondary pupils have proved highly controversial

Children's charity attacks SNP plans for national testing

Edinburgh University students at Old College sunday wait for the library to open.. (54314513)

Edinburgh University is second to Oxford for animal testing experiments

Craig Mahoney

University principal in row over Seychelles trip

SNP's childcare revolution should be handed to new national agency, says thinktank

SNP's childcare revolution should be handed to new national agency, says thinktank

The demand for bursary support for college students is outstripping the amount available

College students short of vital support payments

Chief schools inspector: Christians 'must stand up for faith'

Chief schools inspector for England: Christians 'must stand up for faith'

Scottish secondary teachers "should teach in primary"

Scottish secondary teachers "should teach in primary"

The University of Edinburgh's old college. The institution has hit out at UK Government immigration rules which it said are costing Scotland 'some of the brightest talent and minds in the world'. Pic: University of Edinburgh

UK's student visa rules mean 'brain drain' for Scotland, top university warns

Sturgeon unveils 19 schools to benefit from £230m upgrade plan

Sturgeon unveils 19 schools to benefit from £230m upgrade plan

Jordan Campbell and his mentor Sheila Waddell who helped him secure a place on a journalism course at Glasgow Caledonian University

Never too old: Retired professionals help disadvantaged pupils get to university

Glasgow Caledonian University NYC

University spends £1m to rent New York campus with no students

Blair Spowart  and Charlie Peters, two Edinburgh University students campaigning for free speech. Picture by Stewart Attwood

Edinburgh University at the heart of the battle over freedom on speech on campus

The Scottish Labour Party believes the school exams appeal system is unfair

Scottish school exam appeals "favour private pupils"

The Humanist Society Scotland has called for a review of current policies on religious observance in schools

Humanists demand changes to religious observance in Scottish schools

Dugdale: more than 1,500 schools missing out on achievement gap funding

Dugdale: more than 1,500 schools missing out on achievement gap funding

The number of classroom inspections in Scotland has fallen in recent years after concerns they were disruptive and failed to target schools that needed the most help

Dramatic decline in Scottish school inspections

New standardised tests for schools are being introduced by the Scottish Government to provide more detail on how pupils are performing in literacy and numeracy

Results of new national school tests to be given to parents

Glasgow teenager wins place at Oxford University

Glasgow teenager wins place at Oxford University

Eureka: Scottish education company wins £3.5m investment from Imperial College London

Eureka: Scottish education company wins £3.5m investment from Imperial College London

NUS Scotland fears that students from the rest of the UK could be charged more to attend a Scottish university under Westminster proposals

Scottish universities "face funding shortfall" under UK Government plans

The introduction of new school exams under the Curriculum for Excellence has led to increased stress and workload for teachers

Scottish teachers "lack confidence" in new exams

Education Secretary backs classroom ban on Muslim veils

Westminster Education Secretary backs classroom ban on Muslim veils

Parents and pupils from St Joseph's in Milngavie protesting outside East Dunbartonshire Council headquarters in Kirkintilloch in 2013

Parents submit final plans to take over running of Catholic primary school

The iconic Glasgow University building on Gilmorehill

Getting more disadvantaged pupils to university "boosts" Scotland's economy

Although college student numbers have fallen the number passing courses had risen in recent years

College student numbers plummet to lowest level on record

There have been fears the planned legislation could lead to greater ministerial control over universities

Ministers backtrack over new laws to reform universities

Former principal of Coatbridge College John Doyle giving evidence to the public audit committee last year

Parliamentary report into pay-off row college principal passed to police

The introduction of Curriculum for Excellence has been a significant challenge for schools

Scottish curriculum has 'lowered attainment and widened social inequality'

The protection of teacher numbers in Scottish schools has been a key policy of the SNP

Protecting teacher numbers "damaging" bid to close attainment gap

Teachers strike outside

Five schools close as teachers strike over cuts

Teachers in West Dunbartonshire are to take action over a reduction in the numbers of promoted staff

Scottish teachers take a day of strike action

One of the group's proposals is to play the banned Robin Thicke song Blurred Lines around campus

Students fight for the right to be lads as they hit out at censorship trend

Jordanhill School in the west end of Glasgow regularly performs well in school league tables

The Scottish state schools recommended by society magazine Tatler

New standardised national tests will be available to primary and secondary schools under Scottish Government plans

Bureaucracy warning over new national school tests

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled the new National Improvement Framework for schools which includes plans for standardised testing

Nicola Sturgeon accused of "climbdown" over controversial new school tests

Stress-related illness amongst teachers has been linked to the introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence reforms

Scottish teachers diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder

St Andrews University plans £10m lab for marine research

St Andrews University plans £10m lab for marine research

Moves to reintroduce standardised national tests in Scottish primary schools have proved controversial

Parents worried about 'potentially damaging' impact of national testing

The reintroduction of standardised national testing for Scottish schools has caused significant controversy with opponents arguing it will result in "teaching to the test"

Ministers under pressure not to publish results of controversial new pupil tests

Sturgeon: I want substantial progress to be made towards ending achievement gap in schools

Sturgeon: national tests will provide 'clear and consistent' information about how children are performing

The Anniesland campus of Glasgow Clyde College

Crisis college's bill for legal action over principal's suspension reaches £250,000

More than £1 million was spent repairing vandalism to schools last year

Vandalism repairs at Scottish schools costing councils over £1m

Councils have replaced teachers with nursery nurses in recent years to provide care throughout the working week

Calls for ministers to protect 'vital' nursery teachers as numbers decline

There have been growing concerns over teacher shortages in schools across Scotland

Extra teachers to be trained for Scottish schools

Gordonstoun school in Moray has the highest fees in Scotland

Private school parents hit by inflation-busting fee increases

The Possil Park area of Glasgow is one of the poorest in the UK

Poverty-hit Scottish pupils "stealing food"

Education Secretary Angela Constance is pressing ahead with reform of the way universities are run despite fierce opposition

Education Secretary contacts students over university reforms

Scottish Conservative MSP Liz Smith

Colleges Scotland calls for government cash to upgrade buildings

Glasgow-based Syrian refugees Abdul, two and his brother Humza, six, at a recent Scotland Welcomes Refugees event at the Scottish Parliament

Scottish schools urged to give a warm welcome to refugee pupils

Scotland is struggling to attract teachers from ethnic minority backgrounds

Scottish schools failing to attract ethnic minority teachers

Scottish teachers accepted a 1.5 per cent pay deal this year, but now say the agreed package has not been delivered in some council areas

Councils "dragging their heels" over teacher pay deal

Teachers have already voted to take industrial action over rising workload

Teacher workload "out of control" warns union

Primary school teacher under investigation after allegedly making pro-IRA comments

Primary school teacher under investigation after allegedly making pro-IRA comments

Hermitage Academy pupils protesting over the controversial curriculum model which left some without qualifications at the end of fifth year.

Council backs down over controversial school exam policy

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