The first minister has outlined plans for an official to spread the word [in Scotland] about the Synthetic Phonics system of teaching children to read.
The method was pioneered in Clackmannanshire and is credited with improving reading and spelling. Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
A system of phonics which builds on a child's own language has been found to boost reading skills, academics say.
A study of more than 900 primary school children taught using a system known as linguistic phonics found they made more progress than those who were not. Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
Efforts to improve the country's mastery of maths and English are stalling because schools have struggled with the "functional skills" course of the government's new diploma.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
The government today signalled a dramatic shift in policy as it announced it would roll out more academic diplomas from 2011.
The move is being seen as ministers backtracking on a decision to ignore proposals made in a review of 14 to 19 education two years ago.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
A new website has been launched for young filmmakers aged six to nine years old. Film Street aims to to build their understanding of film and filmmaking, through online tools and real-world activities. Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
A-levels will be harder from next year and sixth form pupils will have to answer longer questions in more depth, the Qualifications and Curriculum Agency confirmed today.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
National curriculum tests due to be taken by 600,000 14-year-olds at
schools in England next summer have been scrapped in the wake of this
year's marking fiasco.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
Campaigners have saved some libraries from closure, and an inquiry
begins next week – but councils are now under greater financial pressure
than ever to cut servicesLink broken or innaccurate? Please report here