FORMER First Minister Henry McLeish has been quizzed over his expenses as chair of a powerful colleges board.
ONLY one Scottish university has made it on to a new list of the top 100 institutions in the world.
It has gained fame for its facial reconstructions of key historical figures such as Richard III, Johann Sebastian Bach and Robert Burns.
BUSINESS leaders have come under fire from teachers and headteachers after calling for a radical shake-up of Scottish education.
A TOP academic has compared the medical profession to plumbing, as he questioned why students need outstanding grades to become doctors.
SCOTTISH schools which have dropped computing science are under pressure to save the subject.
PARENTS fighting to take a closure-hit Catholic primary school into community control have held talks with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
PUPILS as young as 13 are being asked to choose their future career path when they are often unsure what they want to do, colleges have warned.
THE chairman of a crisis-hit college which suspended its principal is facing pressure to resign from national student leaders.
EDINBURGH University has conducted scientific research on more animals than any other institution in the UK, according to new figures.
SCOTTISH children are at risk of hearing Chinese "propaganda" in schools, a human rights group has warned.
THE University of the West of Scotland has been forced to defend its hiring procedures after the Principal's girlfriend landed a £500-a-day consultancy contract.
SCOTTISH university research will lose its competitive global advantage after facing a cut in funding, a leading sector figure has said.
PARENTS have launched a campaign to save a closure-threatened outdoor education centre on the banks of Loch Lomond.
SCOTTISH universities have seen a sharp rise in the amount of money they generate through philanthropic giving from graduates and business.
PARENTS from a closure-hit Catholic primary who want the school to be given to the community to run are to take their case to the First Minister.
A SCOTTISH council has come under fire after one of its schools handed out homework to primary pupils describing Palestinians as "terrorists".
MORE than £300,000 has been spent by Scottish university principals on their combined expenses, new figures show.
BUSINESS leaders have called for greater efforts to be made to ensure the survival of modern language learning in Scottish schools.
THE involvement of Scottish families in the education of their children is facing a radical shake-up.
A council is considering increasing class sizes in two primary years to address teacher shortages and local capacity problems.
MINISTERS have come under fire from some of the most powerful countries in Europe over Scotland's school languages policy.
PARENTS, children and teachers took part in a demonstration at the landmark Kelpies statues over proposals to cut the primary school week.
A SECONDARY school head teacher is at the centre of a censorship row after being accused of banning Higher pupils from studying the acclaimed Scottish play Black Watch because of bad language and sexual content.
PLANS by Labour leader Ed Miliband to cut university tuition fees in England would leave Scottish higher education facing a multi-million funding gap.
A COLLEGE which suspended its principal just months after she was awarded an OBE has been accused of a "dereliction of duty" by student leaders.
THE first shared campus between Catholic and Jewish schools in Europe has been given the go-ahead.
SCHOOLS across Scotland are losing teachers in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects, according to new figures.
MORE than half of secondary teachers lack confidence in the delivery of flagship new Higher qualifications, according to a survey.
A SCOTTISH council has been accused of a cynical attempt to avoid legislation put in place to protect parents from repeated school closure threats.