Portobello High School gives old desks to Ghana schools

Pupils at Portobello High School may not face a long trip to their classrooms when the long-awaited new premises opens for the first time next week.

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Porty pupils tour their new school ahead of its opening. Picture: Neil Hanna

Kezia Dugdale: Every pupil deserves a school like the new Porty High

Last week saw pupils and staff finally say goodbye to the current Portobello High School building, a building that at eight stories high, has dominated the local skyline for over 50 years.

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Home tutors are aiming to contribute to successful learning.

Charity joins forces to help troubled kids on path to success

IT is tough enough for disadvantaged youngsters facing challenges in their home life to concentrate on schoolwork.

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Graham Sutherland. Picture: contributed

Nicola Sturgeon urged to end private school tax benefits

NICOLA Sturgeon is under pressure to tackle the tax advantage enjoyed by Scotland’s private schools after the SNP conference called for the same charitable status to be given to state schools.

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New Boroughmuir High School under construction. Picture; Ian Georgeson

City schools ‘being built on cheap’ as Council urged to reconsider process

COUNCIL bosses have been urged to “reconsider” how they build schools and infrastructure on the back of a string of delays to the new Boroughmuir High.

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John Swinney at the party conference.

Warning to Swinney over powers for schools

Scotland’s largest teaching union has warned John Swinney against devolving too many education decisions to the level of schools.

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Callum has just won a scholarship to European Space Agency in Turin. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Capital graduate recruited for European Space Agency

AN Edinburgh University graduate is shooting for the stars after being accepted onto a world-renowned scholarship programme at the European Space Agency.

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Boroughmuir High School under construction. Picture; Ian Georgeson

£35 million Capital school delayed for a fourth time

THE opening of the new Boroughmuir High School has been pushed back to August 2017 – more than a year later than initially expected.

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New Boroughmuir High School under construction. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Boroughmuir High School to open in August 2017 after delay

Boroughmuir High School will now open at the start of the new school year in August 2017 missing the January target date for completion.

Lasswade High School Centre is closed due to a burst pipe. Picture; Jane Barlow

Lasswade High School closed due to burst pipe

Midlothian Council has confirmed that Lasswade High School Centre is closed today due to a burst pipe.

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Levels of stress have increased in Edinburgh classrooms.

Teacher stress soars by 10% across city’s schools

THE number of primary, secondary and special school teachers taking sick days because of stress or anxiety has soared by 10 per cent in the past year.

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Trinity Academy; Picture Greg Macvean

Hundreds of mouse droppings found in city high school’s kitchen

MOUSE droppings were found scattered throughout the kitchen of a city high school during food hygiene inspections.

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John Swinney sought to reassure headteachers at a conference in the city. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Headteachers will not be bureaucrats vows John Swinney

Education Secretary John Swinney has insisted he does not want to turn headteachers into “bureaucrats or accountants” amid concerns plans to empower them could further increase their workloads.

Portobello High School counting down to the move into their new building.

Pictures: A look inside the new Portobello High

Stair crushes, punishing walks up eight flights of stairs to get to the geography department and being denied access to the lifts without a good reason.

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Prue Leith has been appointed as new Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Prue Leith named chancellor of Queen Margaret University

CULINARY legend Prue Leith has been appointed as the new Chancellor of Queen Margaret University.

The winners of the 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize (L-R) Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa are displayed on a screen during a press conference to announce the winners. Picture: Getty

Edinburgh-born scientist wins Nobel Prize for chemistry

A Scottish scientist has won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for helping to pioneer molecular machines.

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Dr Claire Seaman is putting the focus on family firms. Picture: contributed

Claire knows how to keep it in family

A FAMILY business expert from Queen Margaret University is taking part in a key national debate about the future of the sector.

The drug trials could help lung cancer treatments. Picture: PA

Edinburgh scientists lead new cancer drug trials

A new combination of drugs to treat lung and pancreatic cancers is to be trialled, thanks to scientists in the Capital

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From left, Robert Souter, Paul Morris, Callum Jordan, Peter Wood and Ryan Johnstone

Teens in line for award – after turning £10 into profit

NINE Edinburgh teenagers have been shortlisted for a top award celebrating innovation and initiative.

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