First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled her new cabinet.
Plans to have pupils start primary schooling a year later at age six are being actively considered by cash-strapped local authorities in Scotland, according to a leading education figure.
Councils must come up with imaginative ideas to improve education in exchange for the freedom to cut teacher numbers, the Education Secretary has said.
ALEX Salmond has pledged to address weaknesses in the child protection system following claims thousands of possible sexual exploitation cases are being overlooked.
STUDENTS from the poorest backgrounds are up to £840 worse off year on year due to cuts to bursaries, new figures show.