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Jill Stephenson: We need foreigners to teach kids English

We live in an ­Anglophone world. It is, of course, possible to visit places where English is not uniformly, or even much, spoken. Travel in the Far East exposes one to ­written languages composed of symbols that, to most of us, mean nothing at all, howev

Scotsman, today, 07:30

Scottish educations experts find five areas of improvement

Five areas for further improvement have been identified in a major report covering the whole spectrum of education in Scotland. The chief education inspector has published a review of his findings after analysing all sectors - from early years provision

Scotsman, yesterday, 19:51

Just over 50 per cent of North Lanarkshire schools reach exam benchmark

Just over half of North Lanarkshire’s secondary schools hit their target for pupils gaining three or more highers. Latest figures released by Education Scotland show 12 of the 23 schools in the local authority managed to reach the percentage benchmark se

Scotsman, yesterday, 11:30

Glasgow medical students to re-sit exam amid cheating fears

Final year medical students at one of Britain’s oldest universities have been told to resit an exam after bosses uncovered evidence of “collusion” among a small number of learners. Around 270 undergraduate students at the University of Glasgow’s medical

Scotsman, yesterday, 10:48

College lecturers balloted on strike action over pay

College lecturers are being balloted on strike action for a second time as part of a long-running dispute over pay. The EIS trade union has begun sending out statutory ballot papers to members of its Further Education Lecturers’ Association (EIS-FELA), w

Scotsman, Friday, 09:39

John Edward: Is it time for all schools to have governors?

In My Early Life, ­Winston Churchill said: “Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have never yet been invested.” Whether his observation, reflects well on headmasters, or poorly on political ­leaders, few would suggest that

Scotsman, Friday, 08:01

St Andrews ‘offers best student experience in Scotland’

With its medieval street layout, golden sands, ruined castle and world-famous golf course, St Andrews already has a lot to boast about. Now the Fife town’s ancient university has been found to offer ‘the best student experience in Scotland’ for the secon

Scotsman, Thursday, 17:17

How mobile phones could save lives in the developing world

Tech firms in Scotland have been challenged to help turn big data into a force for social good, writes Chris McCall Scotland’s growing data ­science sector has been challenged to utilise the universal popularity of mobile phones to make a positive social

Scotsman, Thursday, 16:40
Labour MP to table 30 changes to education bill to benefit students

Labour MP to table 30 changes to education bill to benefit students

A Labour MP has promised to table more than 30 amendments to a higher education bill in an attempt to ensure that students get a better experience from their degrees as tuition fees continue to rise. Wes Streeting, the MP for Ilford North and former pres

Guardian, Wednesday, 22:59
Quarter of English state primary schools are 'ethnically segregated'

Quarter of English state primary schools are 'ethnically segregated'

The government is being urged to tackle segregation in schools after research claimed that more than a quarter of all state primary schools across England and four in 10 state secondaries are ethnically segregated. The study, which uses a new measure of

Guardian, Wednesday, 19:07
Diana Wallace obituary

Diana Wallace obituary

My mother Diana Wallace, who has died aged 92, was a social worker dedicated to her chosen field in both a professional and voluntary capacity throughout her life. She was born in Exeter, Devon, to John Sidey, an architect, and his wife, Florence (nee Br

Guardian, Wednesday, 18:38
NUT and ATL vote to merge into National Education Union

NUT and ATL vote to merge into National Education Union

Two teachers’ unions have voted to merge to become a single “super union” to create a stronger voice to speak up for those working in education and challenge government policy. With almost half a million members, the new National Education Union claims t

Guardian, Wednesday, 13:38
Digs you deserve: how to find a student house in Britain

Digs you deserve: how to find a student house in Britain

It’s one of the few things I don’t miss about being a student: the hassle of finding a habitable house. You’ll probably see several dodgy hovels before you find anything half-decent. Here’s what I learned – including what to avoid – on the hunt for a stu

Guardian, Wednesday, 12:41

Mandy Haeburn-Little: Business needs cyber-security experts

What if your day started with a cyber forecast as well as a weather forecast? Imagine leaving the house, or setting out on a journey knowing what threat was highest on social media, or the likelihood of someone attempting to access personal information o

Scotsman, Wednesday, 07:05
About 1,000 schools in England 'at risk of cuts well in to next decade'

About 1,000 schools in England 'at risk of cuts well in to next decade'

The government’s plans for school funding could leave many institutions in England facing deep cuts well into the next decade, a thinktank has warned. According to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), the proposed national funding formula

Guardian, Wednesday, 00:10

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