“A proposal to end charitable relief on business rates for independent schools risks forcing 6,000 pupils into the state sector, it is claimed. Sam Phipps reports.”
“The prospect of fast-tracked Teach First graduates being used to tackle recruitment problems has stirred debate across Scottish education. Sam Phipps explains.”
"With evidence of the extent of homophobia in Scotland’s schools and the lack of LGBT education, ministers are being urged to take action."
"As an independent report calls for ‘unsustainable’ over-assessment of the new National examinations to be tackled urgently, teachers have again raised fears about workload as examination reform continues. Sam Phipps reports on the deepening row."
"A lack of information for parents about the subjects that universities prefer is leading to an ‘accidental cultural bias’ against poorer students, it is claimed. Sam Phipps reports."
"In the midst of a decline in foreign language learning in Scotland, some schools are inspiring young people to buck the trend. Sam Phipps finds out how."
Escape: Joy ride along the waterside
"Cycle the canal towpaths between Edinburgh and Glasgow and enjoy an adventure in hinterland, writes Sam Phipps."
The age of the page
"Aberdeen University's unique Centre for the Novel opens on Thursday. Sam Phipps discovers how the novel has grown into our culture's dominant literary art form."
For auld lang syne, my dears
"A new children's book range shows it's okay to speak Scots, as Sam Phipps discovers."
A living history lesson
"Sam Phipps meets the forgotten Highlander who ensures children remember the past."
Could this man's energy plans halt the meltdown?
"David King, the controversial former chief scientific adviser, is still making waves with his support for nuclear power as an answer to slowing climate change, writes Sam Phipps."
Do not disturb: Bonnie Campers campervans
"BONNIE and Clyde are a pair of retro charmers holed up in Edinburgh. Like their legendary namesakes, or at least the Faye Dunaway/Warren Beattie screen versions, they ooze style and character and are sometimes a touch hard to handle."