Progress in closing attainment gaps between rich and poor school children is faltering as their performances decline at differing rates, according to Scottish Government data.
School pupils in remote parts of Scotland have lower levels of literacy and numeracy than those in accessible and urban areas, according to recently released Scottish Government data.
Scotland's exams watchdog is considering ending a paid-for consultancy designed to improve exam results after an investigation by The Ferret showed that it was mostly used by private schools.
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.
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.
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.
Scottish Government officials contacted organisations after they had submitted written evidence but before they gave oral evidence on the Named Person Bill to a Holyrood committee.
Documents obtained by The Ferret about the Scottish Government's standardised testing policy reveal a range of potential risks including data losses, invalid results and a potential boycott by teachers.