Teachers are confident, but pupils still know more...

26 February 2015

It is widely accepted that children get to grips with technology faster than adults. Teachers clearly agree. A survey has found that more than two-thirds of secondary and primary teachers are concerned that their pupils have a better understanding of comp

At a glance headlines: February 5, 2015

5 February 2015

A funding boost for cultural education programmes, a celebration of school STEM clubs, and a rise in university applications are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for February 5, 2015.

State school exam appeals plummet

5 February 2015

The cost of exam appeals in Scotland is pricing out state school pupils, with a 75 per cent fall in numbers since new charges came into effect, according to Scottish Labour.

One in five adolescents is not in school globally

29 January 2015

Sixty-three million adolescents around the world are being denied their right to an education. A joint report by two United Nations agencies has found that one in five children between the ages of 12 and 15 is not in school, compared to one in 10 children

Scotland ‘faces crisis in science teaching’

29 January 2015

Scottish secondary pupils face a “looming crisis” in science teaching because of teacher shortages, funding cuts and a decline in numeracy, Labour education spokesman Iain Gray has told Parliament.

Call for publication of delayed asbestos report

29 January 2015

Campaigners lobbying for the removal of asbestos from schools are calling on ministers to finally release a report into the management of the substance after a delay of eight months to its publication.

At a glance headlines: January 29, 2015

29 January 2015

Fears over safeguarding delays, a General Election manifesto to close the digital divide, and a new Fair Trade film resource are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for January 29, 2015.

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