John Swinney had admitted the legal advice reveals concerns about the unlawful investigation of Alex Salmond but claimed there were “good public policy grounds” to not concede the case for another three months.
A bursary scheme aimed at encouraging people to train as secondary school teachers in certain science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) subjects is to be extended.
Council chiefs have spent more than £750,000 on equipment to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Aberdeen’s schools, the Evening Express can reveal.
The proportion of school leavers going into higher or further education has reached a record high of 72%, latest statistics show.
The Scottish Government wants to make sure this lockdown is the last, the Deputy First Minister has said.
John Swinney has urged caution as schools begin their phased return to ensure case numbers do not "gallop away from us" again.
Primary school children are parting from their parents for their first time in months today as Scotland's youngest pupils return to school.
The youngest children are returning to the classroom as schools reopen to more pupils.
Scotland's education secretary John Swinney has suggested that all pupils could be back in school before the end of this academic year, as younger children and some secondary students prepare to return to classes on Monday morning.
It is “critical” that parents follow mask-wearing and physical distancing rules at the school gates when younger pupils return to class, Education Secretary John Swinney has said.
John Swinney has been accused of "dithering" over a coronavirus quarantine exemption for oil and gas staff amid growing anger over a lack of clear answers for workers and their families.
Further guidance on vaccine priority groups is expected within the next week, John Swinney has said.
Scotland’s rate of coronavirus infection is estimated to be the lowest in the UK, according to the latest figures.
John Swinney has defended Scotland’s exams body and schools watchdog as opposition parties declared the organisations were “not fit for purpose”.
MSPs will vote on a reform of the SQA and the break up of Education Scotland on Wednesday with Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie calling for widespread reform of Scotland's education system.
John Swinney agrees lessons must be learned after report highlights Scottish Government’s pandemic failings
The Scottish Government's early handling of the coronavirus pandemic was "not perfect", John Swinney has said.
There is “every possibility” that secondary schools may have to use blended learning when more youngsters are allowed to return to the classroom, the Education Secretary has said.
MSPs will meet on Wednesday to discuss whether a legal ruling clears the way for Alex Salmond to testify before their inquiry.
The Scottish Greens have urged the board of Scotland’s exam body to resign and called for an overhaul of the system.
Almost all older care home residents in Scotland have received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine, says the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government does not yet have a timetable for when most children will return to school, the Education Secretary has said.
Daily coronavirus vaccinations have now almost doubled since last week, John Swinney has said.
Education Secretary John Swinney has insisted he is confident there will be no repeat of last year’s exam results fiasco, which saw students take to the streets to protest against the system of awarding grades.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is set to update MSPs later today on the latest measures her government is taking in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Young Scots who have experienced being in care are to have a say in how a new £4 million cash pot will be spent.
Teachers are to be given support to better deal with the effects of the pandemic on children.
Richard Lochhead says a new taskforce will "assess the impact of Covid-19 on student hardship".
Survivors of child abuse still feel a waiver built into a new Bill to compensate them is a “betrayal”, a campaigner has said.
The Scottish Government has continued to defend the speed of the coronavirus vaccine roll-out.
The Scottish Government should focus on the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine instead of independence, the Scottish Tories will say in a Holyrood debate.