Borders College say the new railway has led to a big increase in applications from students living outside the area.Read the full story ›
Plans to build a £30million campus for two schools in Whitehaven have been submitted to the town council.
St. Benedict's and Mayfield School will both be based on the new campus, but will still run independently.
Work on the campus, which is funded by the council and nuclear site Sellafield, is set to begin in February next year - opening it's doors to students by September 2018.
Academic says the new Curriculum for Excellence may be a factor in Scotland falling down the world education rankings.Read the full story ›
One of Scotland's foremost education academics has described today's figures on Scotland's standing in the world as "shocking".Read the full story ›
South Lakeland MP, Tim Farron, says the government must not jeopardise our children’s future through massive cuts to education.
Research by the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has set out the expected cuts schools face by 2020.
In Cumbria, they predict that schools will face a £17.5 million cut to budgets by 2020 – the equivalent of almost £300 per pupil.
The bodies warn that this could lead to almost 500 teachers across the county being laid off:
I regularly see for myself what a fantastic job our teachers do, but if the government slashes funding for schools, it is our children’s education that will pay the price. Budget cuts mean cuts to teacher numbers, leading to larger class sizes and less individual attention for students. The government must commit to properly funding local schools, so our students have the best possible chance in life.”
More than 100 nurseries in Cumbria are without a qualified teacher, leaving 1,900 children at greater risk of falling behind in school.Read the full story ›
A new centre for business development is being opened in Hawick today.
The Centre of Business Development will be run from the Scottish Border College's Hawick campus.
It will offer courses for local businesses across a range of topics, from health and safety training to using social media.
The South Lakes MP is calling for subsidised rail fares for sixth formers, as plans could see fares rocket over £1000.Read the full story ›