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Plans revealed for Fettes College replica to be built in China

Fettes College have signed a deal to open a replica in China in a bid to appeal to the growing number of wealthy middle class families in the Far East.

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The Edinburgh school will be copied in the nominally communist country right down to the house system and leafy grounds. Picture: TSPL

Recreation inspired by Edinburgh’s Fettes College to open in China

One of Scotland’s most prestigious colleges has signed a deal to recreate the esteemed school in China.

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Cllr Ian Perry said to vice-convener Alison Dickie: "I wonder who dug them up."

Senior councillor accused over ‘disrespectful’ remark

EDUCATION convener Ian Perry has been accused of making disrespectful comments about parents who took an opposite point of view from him over a shake-up of city schools.

Education

Confirmed: Edinburgh Council axe decision to merge WHEC and Currie

Members of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Education, Children and Families Committee defeated the administration’s proposal to push ahead with plans to demolish Currie High School and Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC) and create a new ‘super school’.

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Massive capital school pledge - despite £200m bill

Edinburgh’s education chief is “determined” to push ahead with plans to replace and renovate all of the city’s depleted schools - despite facing a £200 million bill.

Education
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome costs the pig industry �1.75bn each year

Ground breaking capital scientists save pigs’ bacon

Scientists in Edinburgh have produced pigs that can resist one of the world’s most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code.

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Controversial Edinburgh school merger bid axed

Two Edinburgh schools threatened with closure are set to stay open as the council is poised for a dramatic U-turn after failing to win support from opposition parties.

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Currie Community High parents and children protest against the plans for their school. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Steve Cardownie: Right of pupils to a good education should be above politics

The council’s education committee meets tomorrow to decide its preferred option under the South West Edinburgh Schools Review.

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Parents and children call for Wester Hailes Education Centre to be saved. Picture: Alistair Linford

Gordon Macdonald: Excellent opportunity for schools

This Thursday is a day that many pupils, students, parents and others have been anxiously waiting for, since the end of last year – the Council’s education committee will meet to determine the outcome of the South West Edinburgh School Review, and which options will go out to statutory consultation.

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Pic - Greg Macvean - 14/06/2018'Heather Nicol who organised a campaign to reduce the rights of abusive parents.  She is pictured at Parliament with Kezia Dugdale with the new bill.

City schoolgirl wants law change in parental rights

A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD girl is campaigning to change the law to stop abusive parents controlling their children after family splits.

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Pupils hard at work in the Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pairce, the Gaelic Primary School

Alison Dickie: It’s all about the delivery for Gaelic schools

THE recent approval of the Gaelic Language Plan should be regarded by all as a sign of the council’s commitment to further develop and embed Gaelic into the life of our beautifully diverse city, and across every corporate area, from culture to the economy and beyond.

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The Unions into Schools project is helping youngsters to learn about their rights at work. Picture: Frazer Band

Pupil workforce facing harassment by sex pests

Scotland’s teenage school pupils are facing sexual harassment from employers and customers at their part-time jobs, say union officials.

Education

Glasgow School of Art engulfed in flames for a second time

Glasgow School of Art has gone up in flames for the second time in four years, last night.

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Parents take a stand against Currie school merger

Furious parents will descend on the City Chambers today to protest against council plans to close Currie Community High School and Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC) and move kids to a purpose-built “super” school.

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Boroughmuir High School's official opening by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP. Picture: Greg Macvean

Ceremony marks opening of new Boroughmuir High School

The new state-of-the-art Boroughmuir High School was officially opened at a special ceremony by Higher Education Minister Shirley Somerville four months after pupils crossed the threshold for their first day of lessons.

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Edinburgh University has joined the partnership to create an artificial intelligence hub for start-ups in the Capital. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Artificial intelligence hub in Edinburgh to create 400 jobs

hundreds of jobs will be created in the Capital after the city was chosen as one of Britain’s premier hubs to develop artificial intelligence projects.

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New Boroughmuir High School officially opened

The new Boroughmuir High School was officially opened at a special ceremony by the Minister for Higher and Further Education and Science Shirley-Anne Somerville today

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An Edinburgh filmmaker has teamed up with industry award winners to launch a new movie academy to plug a gap in film school for city's young budding filmakers

Stars back Edinburgh kids movie academy

An Edinburgh filmmaker has teamed up with industry award winners to launch a new movie academy to plug a gap in film schools for city’s young budding filmmakers.

Entertainment
Edinburgh University has joined the partnership to create an artificial intelligence hub for start-ups in the Capital. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh 18th in World University Rankings

Edinburgh University has been ranked the 18th best in the world, according to a leading Academic survey.

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The decision affects 1,210 pupils. Picture: John Wallace

East Lothian plans £280-a-year charge for music tuition

East Lothian looks set to become the latest council to charge for music lessons, with plans unveiled for a £280 annual fee for children learning instruments in the area from the start of the new school year.

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