A teaching union has called for face-to-face college classes to be suspended until February over worries about risks to staff health.
Councils across the north-east have vowed to do all they can to ensure “no child is left behind” after the first minister confirmed schools will be shut to the majority of pupils until February.
Young people from poorer backgrounds continue to face worse consequences due to the pandemic, according to a teaching union.
Calls have been made for the reopening of schools to be postponed and more remote learning to be used to keep staff and pupils safe.
Hundreds of school staff in the north-east have tested positive for Covid-19 since pupils returned to classrooms.
Scotland’s schools are “rapidly moving” to having only students from wealthy families able to afford music lessons, teachers’ leaders have warned.
An Aberdeen teachers' union has welcomed the decision to postpone the return to school after the Christmas holidays and to use remote learning.
Education Secretary John Swinney has insisted it is “safe” for children and teachers to be in school this week – despite the Scottish Government moving classes for most youngsters online in January.
An Aberdeen teachers' union has slammed "ludicrous" claims staff are safe from Covid-19 in schools - and invited public health officials to visit classrooms.
Nicola Sturgeon has insisted it is “right” that schools in Scotland stayed open this term, as teachers again raised concerns over safety during the coronavirus pandemic.
College lecturers have voted in favour of striking in a consultative ballot organised by a teaching union.
A teachers' union in Aberdeen has urged ministers to "think about" whether school staff should receive priority access to the Covid-19 vaccine.
Teachers in several parts of Scotland could take industrial action in disputes over school coronavirus safety, the country’s largest teaching union has warned.
Teachers in Aberdeen could stage a walkout after their request for days of remote learning to prevent the spread of Covid-19 was rejected.
Current coronavirus measures are not keeping school pupils and staff safe enough, a teaching union has told the First Minister.
Government is risking teachers’ health by keeping schools open after Christmas break, says north-east union
Ministers are failing to protect teachers from Covid-19 by keeping schools open after the Christmas break, a north-east trade union has warned.
Less than a third of teachers feel safe in Scottish schools despite measures to prevent coronavirus infections, according to a survey.
The Glasgow branch of the Unison union has joined calls to introduce blending learning in areas hit worst by coronavirus.
Education Secretary John Swinney has insisted Scotland’s schools are “not a significant area of transmission” for coronavirus – despite union chiefs demanding part-time schooling in areas of Scotland placed under Level 4 restrictions.
The Scottish Greens have announced a push for the recruitment of 2,000 more teachers – on top of a Scottish Government commitment to hire 1,400.
Education chiefs have begun drafting in dozens of extra teachers in north-east schools to cope with Covid-19 absences and provide support for pupils.
Parents across the north-east have been told to wear face coverings when dropping off and picking up their children at school.
Teachers and pupils in S4 or above will be required to wear face coverings in classrooms under new rules for schools in Level 3 areas of Scotland.
Parents, pupils and teachers have been warned over the threat of Covid-19 after an entire class at an Aberdeen primary were told to isolate at home.
Teachers have been praised for their dedication to the job after returning to the classroom - despite a survey showing more than half felt uncomfortable doing so.
Bosses at a teaching union have called for more teachers to be hired to help city schools cope with the impact of Covid-19.
Pupils in schools across the north-east will be required to wear face coverings in corridors, communal areas and transport from next week.
‘No distancing needed’ when children return to schools next month, despite ‘less clear’ evidence for older pupils
Children should not have to physically distance when schools return next month despite “less clear” evidence about the safety of older pupils, the Scottish Government’s scientific advisers have said.
An Aberdeen trade union chief has suggested temporary buildings could be installed at schools to get more pupils into the classroom.
All schools will close from tomorrow – but some teachers may go back in next week, a senior union official has said.