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Edinburgh school drafts in students to deal with teacher shortage

University students are being drafted in to help teach maths at an Edinburgh secondary school after a job advertisement to fill two vacancies failed to find anyone suitable for interview.

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Trinity Academy in Edinburgh. Picture: Jon Savage

Students drafted in to help solve maths crisis at Edinburgh school

University students are being drafted in to help teach maths at an Edinburgh secondary school after a job advertisement to fill two vacancies failed to find anyone suitable for interview.

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Parents have been sucked in to the need for children to be technologically adept. Picture: Getty

Helen Martin: Computer-obsessed kids can’t grip pencil

PAEDIATRICIANS and child psychologists are expressing concern about very young children being given access to iPads and other tablets.

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Sharing is an important message to impress on children

Hayley Matthews: I’m asking my son, what would Saint Andrew do?

It’s that time of year when I start to look back and wonder, have I been a good person?

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The headmaster of a prestigious Edinburgh private school last night reacted angrily to claims that pupils welfare was at risk

George Watson’s headmaster in staunch defence on alleged bullying

The headmaster of a prestigious Edinburgh private school last night reacted angrily to claims that pupils welfare was at risk after it emerged that the Scottish Government had sent in inspectors to address allegations of bullying.

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A pupil at George Watson's College has been left with "life-long injuries" due to bullying, Green MSP Andy Wightman has claimed.

George Watson’s College fails to safeguard pupils against rife bullying

A Lothian MSP has revealed that a private Edinburgh school is not properly safeguarding its pupils from bullying.

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Teenage pupil from Fettes expelled for ‘liaison’ on foreign trip

Teenage pupil from Fettes expelled for ‘liaison’ on foreign trip

FETTES College says a teenage girl has been kicked out after an alleged liaison while on a 
foreign trip.

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Steve's son is excellent at maths

Steve Cardownie: Maths can be fun – for my son

My son’s recent school reports made for pleasant reading and I was interested to note that he excelled in maths (for any Americans reading this, yes it does have an s at the end), which prompted me to look more closely at the possibility of engaging him in some extra-curricular activity in Edinburgh.

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One of the signature events of the Year of Young People will be the opening of Dundee's V&A Museum.

£2m line-up of events for Scotland's Year of Young People

A year-long celebration of Scotland’s young people will see them help design and plan the opening of Dundee’s V&A Museum, stage a take-over of the Georgian house that inspired JM Barrie to write Peter Pan and enter a “school of stand-up" at Glasgow’s annual comedy festival.
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Education Secretary John Swinney. Picture: PA

Helen Martin: Named person scheme U-turn would be sign of integrity, Mr Swinney

I’M known for slagging the council for wasting money. But the Scottish Parliament is just as cavalier with our tax as it determinedly pursues its named-person scheme.

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Pupils taking specialist subjects need specialist teachers

Callum Laidlaw: Teaching staff crisis means we are breaking promises to pupils

For those of us young enough to remember choosing subjects in school, it was often a slightly nerve-wracking experience. In our early teens we are expected to make decisions that we are told may affect the rest of our lives, determining not just college and university choices but our careers and very futures.

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Aileen Storrie is a childminder at Edinburgh College who says she is owed hundreds of pounds in wages. Picture: Jon Savage

Childminders demand missing wages from Edinburgh College

Childminders are threatening to stop caring for students’ children at Edinburgh College – claiming some haven’t been paid for three months.

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Campaigners said allowing girls to wear trousers and boys to wear skirts could result in happier students. Picture: John Devlin

Lib Dems back gender neutral uniforms in Scottish schools

Liberal Democrats have backed a motion calling for all schools to have gender neutral uniforms for students.

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Pupils make their case for the City of Edinburgh Music School. Picture: Neil Hanna

Kevin Buckle: City of Edinburgh Music School could do with a wealthy patron

As I predicted last week the City of Edinburgh Music School was saved from closure even before the next council meeting had taken place. What was interesting was that every single party seemed to take credit for saving the school, which made me wonder just who had ever thought it a good idea in the first place.

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Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea receives the 2017 Edinburgh Award Loving Cup from Lord Provost Frank Ross at The City Chambers. Picture: Scott Louden

Sir Timothy O’Shea is honoured with the Edinburgh Award

HE spent 15 turbulent years guiding the city’s largest educational organisation through change, growth and transforming it into a truly world player.

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Gary Sinise, right, and Ted Danson star in CSI: NY. Picture: Cliff Lipson/ CBS Broadcasting

Edinburgh University teaches computers to binge on TV to solve mysteries

Computers are being trained to spot the killer in fictional TV show CSI by bingeing on episodes of the popular forensic crime drama.

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The old Boroughmuir High School

Old Boroughmuir school sale gets go-ahead despite price fall of almost £3m

THE sale of Boroughmuir High School to housebuilder Cala is to go ahead even though the city council could now get almost £3 million less than originally agreed.

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Police Federation says front line ill-equipped as officer ‘stabbed’

A POLICE officer has been left injured during an alleged stabbing at Edinburgh College yesterday – sparking renewed calls for better protection for front line staff.

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Esme McBride-Stewart, Ross Dickson, Hanna Brooks, Harry Noble, Harmony Rose-Bremner and Sean Hughes at 
The City of Edinburgh Music School Open Day. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Plans to close Edinburgh music school are dropped

PLANS to close Edinburgh’s world-renowned music school and disperse its work across the city have been dropped.

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Police officer stabbed outside Edinburgh College

A man has been detained by police after a officer was stabbed at Telford campus this morning

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