Edinburgh school evacuated after plaster falls from ceiling

A primary school in Edinburgh was evacuated after a section of plaster fell from the ceiling on to a member of staff.

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Keane Wallis-Bennett

Keane Wallis Bennett’s family to get Legal Aid, court told

A LAWYER has told a court how the family of schoolgirl Keane Wallis Bennett will receive public funding to pay for legal representation ahead at inquiry into why she died.

Digital tools can help improve educational attainment in our schools. Picture: Dan Phillips

Andrew Hall: Digital delivers in our classrooms

This week marks National Digital Learning Week, an initiative organised by Education Scotland that aims to show how the use of digital technology can enhance learning and teaching, raise attainment and equip young people with important skills for the modern world of work. This year’s theme is “Digital Difference”, with teachers invited to share and celebrate the digital approaches that make a real difference in the classroom.

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Edinburgh College, Milton Road East Campus. Picture; Toby WIlliams

Edinburgh college students told to attend class despite strike

EDINBURGH College students are being told to attend classes today and tomorrow despite a lecturers strike.

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Nicola Sturgeon has said changes are needed. Picture: Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon says changes must be made to improve education

Scotland’s curriculum is failing to teach literacy and numeracy skills adequately, Nicola Sturgeon admitted yesterday as she was forced to confront the SNP’s record on education.

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Isabel Marshall, Headteacher appears before the Education and Skills Committee to give evidence on Workforce Planning for Scotland's Schools. Picture; Andrew Cowan

Head quitting after 33 years hits out at education cuts

THE outgoing headteacher of a Lothian primary has laid bare the full extent of troubles faced by schools struggling with budget cuts and staff shortages.

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Philanthropist leaves Napier university £750k to support classical music

A long-time university backer has left £750,000 in his will to support young classical musicians.

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John Swinney said education reforms would take time to deliver improvements. Picture: Russell Cheyne/PA Wire

Swinney under attack over ‘shameful’ literacy report

Education secretary John Swinney has admitted “overbearing” guidance is distracting teachers from educating children after new data showed falling literacy standards among Scottish pupils.

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Pupils are about to sit Nationals and Highers. Picture: AFP

Teachers fear increased stress after exam change

A LEADING teaching union has hit out at examiners days before students began the exam season over a delay in allowing teachers to view papers.

Union officials are set to be presented with the councils new model of facilities management this week. Picture: Jeremy Stockton

Cost-cutting plans spark concern over future role of school janitors

SCHOOLS in the Capital face being stripped of their own dedicated janitors under new council cost-cutting plans.

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An artist's impression of the university Quartermile development. Picture: contributed

Royal Infirmary to become top learning hub for Edinburgh Uni

New plans to transform the former Royal Infirmary into a major educational hub for students have been submitted by Edinburgh University.

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Pupils at St Mary's, Scotland's only independent specialist music school, launched the campaign for a new home at the old Royal High School.

New campaign to turn old Royal High School into world-class concert hall

A nationwide campaign to turn one of Edinburgh's most prominent landmarks into a music school and performing arts venue was launched today - months before the fate of a rival hotel scheme is decided.
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Flora Stevenson Primary School is among those getting involved. Picture: Toby Williams.

Parents face fines in new school run parking crackdown

Parents who persistently pull up on double yellow lines while dropping their children off at school face being slapped with a fine in a new crackdown.

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An artist's impression of CALA's design of the old Boroughmuir High School. Picture: contributed

City chiefs reject homes plans for Boroughmuir site

PLANs to transform the old Boroughmuir High School into dozens of new homes have been thrown out.

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Katherine McMahon realised she had to exercise to be healthy. Picture: Neil Hanna

‘Fat’ feminist jogger defies PE class persecutors

A performance poet who was targeted by bullies while at primary school for being overweight has written a show about how she turned to “fat activism” and then to running to challenge the notion that slim always means healthy.

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Heriot Watt has signed a multi-million poud deal with oil giant Total (PIC: ROB MCDOUGALL)

Heriot-Watt signs £2.5m research deal with oil giant Total

Heriot-Watt University has signed a multimillion-pound partnership agreement with oil and gas giant Total to boost research and education.

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Miss McGregor with her P3 class

Primary pupils set boat alight in tribute to Viking festival

they paraded through the streets of Gracemount, chanting and shouting, before setting their hand-crafted Viking Longship alight.

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Malala Yousafzai (centre) with Kainat Riaz (left) and Shazia Ramzan, pictured in 2013. Picture: Jane Barlow

Malala Yousafzai friends set to attend Edinburgh University

Two friends of Malala Yousafzai, who were travelling with the education campaigner when the Taleban attempted to murder her in 2012, have received study offers from the University of Edinburgh.

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Cabinet secretary Fiona Hyslop tries out a virtual reality helmet along with Ben Burnet (10) during a visit to the 2017 Edinburgh International Science Festival. Picture: Greg Macvean/JP Resell

Edinburgh science festival looks forward to 30th birthday

Europe’s largest science festival drew to a close in Edinburgh today with organisers vowing to make next year’s event even better to mark its 30th birthday.

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