THREE Nobel-winning British scientists have backed calls for a ban on the teaching of creationism in Scottish schools.
THE gap in attainment between state school students and those educated in the fee-paying private sector has widened this year, new figures have revealed.
WORKING parents face a postcode lottery in childcare as research reveals that six local authorities in Scotland are failing to provide enough places for children age five to 11.
The average school bag now contains gadgets worth £130, with almost half of children taking at least one into the classroom, a survey has found.
ONLY a third of council-run nurseries in Scotland's largest local authority are offering wrap-around care for working families, according to campaigners.
A TEACHER has been struck off after his Ryder Cup pub celebration turned into a drunken battle with paramedics.
A GROUP of teenagers has been chosen to go on a 10-day expedition to Greenland with Scotland's explorer-in-residence Craig Mathieson.
"SCHOOL was never exactly enjoyable," says Coltness Academy pupil Holly Stewart, adding that she tends to sit alone at lunchtime.
THE new headteacher of a private school has claimed single-sex education has a crucial role to play in helping to address the gender imbalance.
IT is the school where praising pupils' intelligence is frowned upon.
EXAM bosses have been urged to reduce the amount of testing in schools as part of moves to tackle the workload crisis facing teachers.
CONCERNS have been raised about one of the new exams sat by pupils this summer.
THE number of pupils studying Russian at Higher level has risen sharply just a year before the national examinations body intends to scrap the qualification.
FLAGSHIP qualifications designed to raise the profile of science and languages in Scottish schools should be scrapped, teachers' leaders have said.
THE number of students from European Union countries securing a place at a Scottish university has risen sharply, new figures show.
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