The Scottish Government must provide greater clarity over the purpose of standardised assessments in schools, MSPs have indicated.
MSPs will debate calls for reform of Universal Credit to halt a predicted increase in in-work poverty.
Scotland has enjoyed its warmest Easter Monday on record.
MSPs will vote on a call by the Scottish Greens for a funding boost for GPs to help tackle recruitment and retention problems.
The number of pupils with additional support needs (ASN) has soared in the past six years, while funding and the amount of specialist teachers have fallen, new analysis indicates.
A third of people living in England have rejected Scottish bank notes as fake, a survey found.
Funding for pupils in Scotland has fallen by hundreds of pounds since 2010, according to Scottish Labour.
Police have appealed for information after a man was struck on the head by a bottle thrown from a bridge.
An attempted murder investigation has been launched after a man was chased by four men and stabbed in an attack in Glasgow.
Three people have been arrested after a man and woman were attacked in Aberdeen city centre.
Patrick Harvie has called on the Scottish Government to develop a Green New Deal policy for Scotland.