Scotland's education watchdog has been accused of allowing inequity to be "hardwired into the system" following revelations that a paid-for consultancy service is dominated by private schools.
Children in poorer parts of Scotland have nearly 10 per cent fewer choices of subjects in secondary school than those in better-off areas, new research has found.
The Ferret and HuffPost UK look at how care leavers in Scotland are fighting back against the impact of government austerity policy.
All but one of Scotland’s 15 universities fail to keep a record of student suicides, prompting criticism and calls for change.
Parents in parts of Scotland face bills of up to £3,000 because councils are refusing nursery funding for children who postpone starting primary school.
Tens of thousands of high school students in parts of Scotland are charged between £5 and £125 for home economics, art and other practical classes - while thousands more are charged nothing.
The Scottish Government has been urged to act over the use of multi-level teaching in schools after an investigation by The Ferret revealed that the practice is widespread across Scotland.
The Scottish Government is facing fresh calls for reform of key qualifications in secondary schools and colleges after analysis of official data highlighted problems with major subjects.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim from Jo Swinson about the different levels of university access in different Scottish areas.