Number of Scottish college students fell last year, latest figures show – Evening Express

The number of students at Scotland’s colleges fell by almost 26,000 last year, according to figures released by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). There were 239,004 students enrolled at a college for the 2019-2020 academic year, down from 264,858 the previous year.

Scotland’s remote learning postcode lottery: Just one in three councils say all their schools have daily live teaching

A postcode lottery of live online teaching of Scotland’s children has been revealed as calls are made for set standards over remote learning during the coronavirus lockdown. Research by the Herald on Sunday shows that only one in three local authorities indicated that online lessons are being provided at all their schools on a daily basis.

Closures, pupils isolating and teacher absences: How schools were hit by Covid in 2020

Data released from the Scottish Government has shown how the Covid pandemic has impacted schools and childcare services during the academic 2020/21 academic year so far. The information shows student and staff attendance and absences, what reasons were provided for absences, the percentage attendance of pupils at each level of education from Primary 1 to S6 and the percentage of childcare services open in Scotland.

Ministers knew of issues with online learning for 40 days before Scotland’s home-schooling meltdown

SCOTLAND’S remote learning network was hit with unresolved glitches for 40 days before lessons were disrupted for thousands across Scotland yesterday due to technical problems on the first day of lockdown remote learning.

Higher exams: Attainment fears as school leaver pass rates ‘stall’

The proportion of Scottish school leavers securing at least one pass at Higher or equivalent has fallen in the vast majority of council areas, sparking warnings that decades-long progress in improving attainment has “stalled”.

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