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Facebook advert to teach in remote Highland school draws interest from India to Canada

When residents of the remote Highland village of Scoraig advertised for a teacher on Facebook, it was more out of desperation than hope.












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Jeremy Corbyn under pressure from within Labour to spell out grammar school plan

Jeremy Corbyn and his new shadow Education Secretary Lucy Powell are coming under pressure from within the Labour party to spell out plans to scrap the 11-plus and end grammar school status for the country’s 164 remaining state selective schools.












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Smartphones and tablets could be banned from classrooms

Smartphones and other personal electronic devices such as tablets could be banned from the classroom over fears they disrupt lessons.












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Headmaster and deputy banned from teaching after being caught having sex by pupil – with video posted on social media

A headmaster and his deputy have been banned from teaching after a pupil shared a recording of them having sex behind the door of a school office online.












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Majority of Scotland’s colleges are ‘failing young people from deprived areas’

The majority of Scotland’s colleges are failing to educate enough young people from the most deprived parts of the country, according to new evidence due to be presented to MSPs.












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Over 13 million children from the Middle East and North Africa are being prevented from going to school, says Unicef education report

Millions of displaced children are being deprived of a basic education, according to a startling report from the United Nation’s (UN) children’s agency, Unicef, which adds how the hopes of an entire generation are at stake unless the international community acts.












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State schools across England are ‘demanding money from parents’, claims British Humanist Association

Parents are reportedly being pressured to give money to budgets by at least 100 schools across England potentially in violation of the law, according to new research.












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UK could learn from German policy on foreign students, report says

The UK Government could learn from the Germans, who understand the value of international students to the economy, according to a major report.












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Ucas refusing to release data it holds on students from poor backgrounds – while making £12m a year selling applicants’ details

The body that handles university applications has been accused of blocking efforts to improve social mobility by refusing to release important data it holds on students from poor backgrounds.












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Government urged to press Ucas to release data on students from poorer backgrounds

The Government is being urged to press the body that handles university applications to release its full data on students from poor backgrounds in order to boost efforts to improve social mobility.












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