SCHOOL kitchens have been ordered to improve food hygiene standards 83 times in the past five years, figures show.
SECONDARY school pupils across Scotland are being failed by the country's exam body just months before they sit new qualifications, teachers' leaders have warned.
l "There are significant concerns with the lack of material from the SQA, late changes to courses and assessment advice, and the poor quality of some of the material.
SCOTTISH school teachers and college lecturers received more than £300,000 in compensation payments last year for a variety of assaults and accidents at work.
PUPILS should be forced to hand over their mobile phones before entering the classroom, the Scottish Conservative Party has said.
A CONTROVERSIAL charity that supplies unqualified teachers to schools in England has held talks about operating in Scotland.
PIPE bands could die out as a result of snobbery in school music departments, it has been claimed.
ANTI-RACISM education needs to be put at the heart of the curriculum, teachers' leaders have warned.
PARENTS have hit out at Scottish school inspection reports branding them "impenetrable and vague".
PRESSURE is mounting on the Scottish Government to invest in universal free school meals for primary school pupils to help tackle inequality.
STUDENT leaders say that a £4.9 million shortfall in bursary and childcare funding is "extremely worrying".
ON the face of it, the proportion of pupils who get five or more Highers in S5 - the benchmark commonly used for league tables - is a good measure of how well a school performs.
THE Herald today provides a comprehensive guide to the exam performance of the highest-achieving Scottish schools.
A CATHOLIC secondary school near Glasgow has claimed the title of the best-performing state school in Scotland.
ONE school that does not appear in The Herald's league table, but which has transformed its performance in exam results, is St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Glasgow.
AN ART teacher who showed a picture of a half-naked woman to a primary class has been removed from the profession's register.
Exam results for Scotland's school pupils have today been released by the Scottish Government.
SCOTS children as young as four are to be taught to speak Chinese to equip them for a world in which China is an emerging superpower.
SCOTTISH Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop brushed up on her French as she read from Asterix to pupils at a school near Paris.
A GLASGOW school is to close and move to a new shared campus despite hundreds of objections.
Construction has begun on a new £34 million school in Edinburgh, part funded by the Scottish Government's Schools for the Future programme.
SCOTLAND'S smallest secondary school is to close after the narrowest of votes by councillors decided its fate.
PUPILS in Scottish primary schools are in larger classes than when the SNP came to power in 2007.
MORE than a quarter of pupils in Scottish nurseries have no input from qualified teachers, raising concerns over the quality of their education.
ONE Glasgow school that has seen a significant rise in the number of pupils securing a job or going into training or further study is Smithycroft Secondary, in the north east of the city.
A RECORD number of pupils from schools in Scotland's largest council area are going on to higher education, new figures have revealed.
Scotland's smallest secondary school faces closure today when Shetland Islands Council meets to consider the final fate of Skerries School Secondary Department.
ARTWORKS installed in new Scottish school buildings are generally bland and uninspiring, according to a leading academic.
SCOTTISH university and college students are to benefit from a new bursary linked to the Ryder Cup golf tournament.