Schools need to exchange Mozart for Stormzy as part of an "urgent transformation" of the music curriculum which sees grime and hip-hop make their way into classrooms, a report suggests.
Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed Tory claims that parents are being “left in the dark” on how schools are performing in key areas such as numeracy.
Controversial national assessments on P1 pupils have been carried out more than 11,500 times since MSPs voted to scrap them.
The education of young people with additional support needs (ASN) is the focus of a teachers’ conference taking place in the capital.
School break times are shorter than two decades ago, meaning children are missing out on opportunities to make friends, socialise and exercise, research suggests.
Two thirds of parents say their primary schoolchildren regularly feel anxious about school life.
There is a lack of understanding in Scottish schools about how learning a language can help pupils improve their literacy, MSPs have been told.
Most teachers say subject choices for pupils in S4 have been narrowed – with staffing levels given as the most frequent reason.
Education Secretary John Swinney has urged all local authorities across Scotland to provide free music tuition for pupils.
A generation of pupils are at risk of having their education compromised because the number of subjects they can study is reducing, academics have warned.
The Scottish Government must provide greater clarity over the purpose of standardised assessments in schools, MSPs have indicated.