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Scots academics call for change in how land is used to slow climate change

International climate goals are likely to be missed due to the slow pace of changing the way land is used, a new report suggests. Academics from Scotland and Europe say the pace of change must be stepped up dramatically to avoid catastrophic climate...

Scotsman, today, 08:32
 
New behaviour code for Sir and Miss caught in schools moral maze

New behaviour code for Sir and Miss caught in schools moral maze

One of the most enduring images of recent decades has been that of the superhead: the heroic, league-table topping, entrepreneurial lone-ranger figure, once compared by the former chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to a Clint Eastwood...

Guardian, today, 07:28
 
Female teachers are ‘breaking the glass ceiling to find a conservatory outside’

Female teachers are ‘breaking the glass ceiling to find a conservatory outside’

When the former headteacher Vivienne Porritt sat down for afternoon tea with four other teachers at a hotel near Bracknell, Berkshire, in 2015, she had no idea they were about to start a global grassroots women’s education movement. “Our aim was to...

Guardian, today, 07:24
 
MPs call for 1p clothing tax and darning classes in schools to cut waste

MPs call for 1p clothing tax and darning classes in schools to cut waste

A penny on every shirt, skirt and stocking could fund better recycling and repairing in the fashion industry, according to a parliamentary report that recommends new taxes to end the throwaway consumer culture. The cross-party environmental audit...

Guardian, today, 06:44
 
Royal Academy Schools receives £10m from Tetra Pak heir

Royal Academy Schools receives £10m from Tetra Pak heir

Britain’s oldest art school, a 250-year-old institution which offers postgraduate students a three-year art course free of charge, has received its biggest ever donation. The Royal Academy of Arts said on Monday that the £10m gift from the Tetra Pak...

Guardian, yesterday, 17:45
 

Music pupils warned off exams in bid to save schools cash

Youngsters in Midlothian are being discouraged from taking music as an academic subject due to financial burdens put on individual schools by the local council, a teaching union has warned. Kirk Richardson, convenor of the EIS Instrumental teachers’...

Scotsman, yesterday, 17:02
 
Drones and big data: the next frontier in the fight against wildlife extinction

Drones and big data: the next frontier in the fight against wildlife extinction

Technology is playing an increasingly vital role in conservation and ecology research. Drones in particular hold huge potential in the fight to save the world’s remaining wildlife from extinction. With their help, researchers can now track wild...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:14
 

John Sturrock: Knowing how to negotiate is an essential life skill

‘The ability to negotiate well, to find ways to cooperate which recognise and promote the broad public interest, is essential to our future. We will not survive without being able to see beyond narrow and partisan positions. Our future depends on...

Scotsman, yesterday, 06:52
 
Labour would end free market in higher education, says Rayner

Labour would end free market in higher education, says Rayner

A Labour government would end the “failed free-market experiment in higher education”, taking a tougher line on vice-chancellors’ pay and improving academic diversity, the shadow education secretary is set to announce. Angela Rayner will outline a...

Guardian, Saturday, 06:27
 

Scientists at Roslin Institute alter DNA to produce ‘disease resistant’ pigs

SCOTS are to be asked if they fancy tucking into a bacon butty from a genetically modified pig as part of a new survey testing their perception of edited meat. Boffins at University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute – where scientists famously created...

Scotsman, Friday, 18:21
 

Boost your career prospects by studying part-time at the University of Strathclyde

At some point in any career, you may find yourself needing to embark on a course of study to change direction, learn new skills or gain a promotion. Yet once employed with a steady salary, with the usual outgoing expenses of rent, mortgage, car loans...

Scotsman, Friday, 15:58
 
Alone together, or how to find strength in numbers

Alone together, or how to find strength in numbers

It’s a very singular irony that in a world populated like never before, loneliness has become the disease du jour. But you are not alone, if you don’t want to be. No matter who you are and where you are, there is a like-minded soul out there, a...

Guardian, Friday, 12:21
 

Hundreds of UK school pupils and students strike over inaction on climate change

Thousands of school children and higher education students across the UK have taken part in a walkout over institutional inaction over climate change. According to Youth Strike 4 Climate organisers strikes were planned to take place in over 50 towns...

Scotsman, Friday, 11:34
 
Climate strike: school pupils prepare to walk out of class across UK

Climate strike: school pupils prepare to walk out of class across UK

Thousands of schoolchildren and young people are expected to join climate strikes across the UK in a demonstration of growing concern about the escalating environmental crisis. Organisers said strikes were planned in at least 60 towns and cities from...

Guardian, Friday, 10:22
 
'The beginning of great change': Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

'The beginning of great change': Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

Greta Thunberg is hopeful the student climate strike on Friday can bring about positive change, as young people in more and more countries join the protest movement she started last summer as a lone campaigner outside the Swedish parliament. The...

Guardian, Friday, 06:17
 
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