Scottish Ministers will not call in Shetland Islands Council's decision last month to close Olnafirth Primary School at Voe on the Shetland mainland.
COUNCIL leaders have declared an official dispute with the Scottish Government and the country's education minister over plans for new legislation to make it harder to close rural schools.
THE Scottish Government is under pressure to act after warnings that young girls are being brought here to undergo female genital mutilation.
THE Catholic Church has stepped up its opposition to the closure of a denominational primary school on the outskirts of Glasgow.
AROUND a quarter of people aged over 16 held no qualifications in 2011, according to census information.
MORE than 400 school support staff in Glasgow are holding a second day of strike action in a protest over extra duties.
STUDENTS from a university at the centre of a sexism row are to debate the issue of lad culture at the institution.
A NEW hub for research and education is being planned for the Highlands.
UNIVERSITY lecturers across Scotland will be taking part in a second day of strike action as part of a UK-wide row over pay.
University academics and support staff are to stage a second national one-day strike on Tuesday December 3 in an ongoing row over pay, it has been announced.
AN under-fire Scottish council criticised by the Accounts Commission for its culture of instability and mistrust has been dealt another blow.
AN innovative project that uses video recordings of disaffected families to help get them back together should be rolled out across Scotland, experts have recommended.
MSPs are seeking assurances from the Scottish Government that pupils will not be handicapped if their schools are unprepared for the exams brought in to replace Standard Grades.
SCOTLAND'S Jewish communities have backed an "opt-in" system for religious activities in non-denominational schools.
THE troubled introduction of new exams for Scottish schools has been hit by further controversy after it was suggested schools should be able to delay the introduction of updated Highers.
THE Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) was introduced to make learning more relevant, to reduce the emphasis on teaching to pass exams and to develop new skills such as problem-solving.
A SCIENCE academy for children and young people is being planned for the Highlands amid concern about a shortage of people to take advantage of the growth in jobs predicted in the oil, gas, renewables, engineering and life sciences sectors.
The quality of education is improving, despite the impact of budget cuts, according to college heads.
SCOTTISH universities are increasingly controlled by small cliques of senior managers with little input from staff and students, a left-wing think tank has warned.
A FIFTH Scottish university has signed an agreement to strengthen educational ties with China as a Government row about teachers' visas continues.
A new research centre which will target the link between poverty and under-achievement will open today.
Scottish universities' reputation for "world-leading" innovation could be put at risk by independence, one of Scotland's academics today warns.
HUNDREDS of parents have expressed concern about plans to introduce a state guardian for every young person in Scotland.
SCOTTISH pupils should travel to Northern Ireland to learn first hand about The Troubles as part of the drive to tackle sectarianism, campaigners have said.
Leslie Kleinman, a survivor of Auschwitz, talks to pupils from across the UK about his experiences because of a chilling "vision" that what happened there once could happen again.
THE impact of the tour of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau on the pupils who took part was most obvious by their silence.
FOR Education Secretary Michael Russell the over-riding message from the visit came during a simple open-air service next to the railroad tracks in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
FEARS that some secondary school staff in Scotland are "teaching to the test" to help pupils to pass their exams have been raised in new reports on English qualifications.
UNIVERSITY lectures across Scotland have been disrupted as staff staged a strike over pay.
A RAFT of Glasgow schools catering for youngsters with special needs will shut again after notice was given by a union for a second strike.