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Scottish high school sparks debate over pheasant-butchering lesson

Scottish high school sparks debate over pheasant-butchering lesson

A teacher at a Scottish school has sparked fierce debate among parents after getting children in the class to prepare pheasants for eating. READ MORE - New Glasgow Queen Street Station building may be torn down The third-year pupils at Kinguisee High...

Scotsman, Sunday, 13:01
 
Gaelic plan for Edinburgh school branded ‘social cleansing’

Gaelic plan for Edinburgh school branded ‘social cleansing’

FURIOUS parents at a city secondary school have accused education chiefs of attempting what they called “social cleansing” over tentative plans to redesignate it as a dedicated facility for Gaelic education. Edinburgh City Council are considering...

Scotsman, Friday, 06:07
 

Scots schools sends unruly pupils back to primaries as punishment

Unruly pupils who forced education bosses to call in the police have been sent back to primary schools for work experience as punishment. Youngsters involved have been taken out of the school and placed in what is being described as “alternative...

Scotsman, Thursday, 19:25
 
Ruth Davidson: Time to end the chaos in the classroom

Ruth Davidson: Time to end the chaos in the classroom

Curriculum for Excellence needs to be rebalanced to focus on learning, writes Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. Few things are more likely to bring a flick of exasperation to the eyes of parents around Scotland than the three words,...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:00
 
It doesn’t add up, says experienced maths teacher who was rejected for job

It doesn’t add up, says experienced maths teacher who was rejected for job

A secondary maths teacher who has worked in schools south of the border for decades has told how she has been stopped from taking a job in the shortage subject in Scotland due to regulations put in place by the national teaching body. Jackie Thompson,...

Scotsman, 6 January 2018
 
Medal awarded to creators of refugees’ solar charger

Medal awarded to creators of refugees’ solar charger

Students from Edinburgh University who created a solar charger to allow refugees to charge their mobile phones have been awarded the institution’s prestigious Principal’s Medal for their work, as they prepare to roll out the technology across more...

Scotsman, 6 January 2018
 
A million days of term-time ‘holidays’ damaging education

A million days of term-time ‘holidays’ damaging education

Pupils in Scotland missed nearly a million days of education during term time in the past year – the ­highest total on record – because of unauthorised holidays. The startling figures from Scottish Labour have revealed that 910,272 school days were...

Scotsman, 2 January 2018
 


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