More than 260 pupils from schools around the Scottish Borders have attended an event run by Royal Highland Education Trust in Kelso.
Final preparations underway for the official opening of a new building near Carlisle where people with disabilities can learn life skills.
Children's laureate visits Cumbrian libraries
The head teachers of Workington senior school that had been put into specials measures has stepped down.
Lynda Dalkin told staff and pupils at Southfield Technology College that today would be her last day in charge.
Southfield was put into special measures last month, along with Stainburn school, after Ofsted reports.
They are both due to close at the end of this year, opening as a single academy next January.
The head of Stainburn school, Chris McGarth also stood down last week.
A skills fair in Carlisle, spreading the word about apprenticeships, has proved popular.
14 companies sponsored the event - hundreds of teenagers took advantage.
Ryan Dollard reports.
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A service in the Scottish Borders that provides support for people with sight and hearing loss has released a report, highlighting the life-changing services it provides.
Galashiels based Borders Local Integrated Sensory Service (BLISS) provides skills classes, counselling and advice and information for people with sensory loss.
Two charities are involved in the project - RNIB Scotland and Action of Hearing Loss Scotland.
Since 2009, volunteers have given 9,650 hours to the service.
– Alison Paton-Day, RNIB Scotland
"Because of the rural location of the Borders, combined with limited public transport, it makes it very difficult for people with visual impairments to get out and about.
"So we provide services for people in their community. We have groups established in various parts of the Borders, where people can go along and socialise with other people with visual impairments.
"They can get support and advice from people with first-hand experience."
Cumbria University has become the first in the world to accept the digital currency, bitcoins, as payment for tuition fees.
They are offering the first course in alternative currencies and have decided the best way to learn about bitcoins is to use them.
Fiona Marley Paterson has been finding out what bitcoins are.
Cumbria University is to become the first public university in the world to accept bit coin as payment for tuition fees.
They're offering the first course in alternative currencies and have decided the best way to learn about this new digital currency is to use it.
A consultation begins today into whether two secondary schools in Workington should close and be replaced by an academy.
Stainburn and Southfield schools both failed their Ofsted inspections last week and were put into special measures.
Two of Workington's secondary Schools look set to close after being found to be inadequate by inspectors. Stainburn and Southfield have now been put into special measures by Ofsted.
To try to turn around the town's education standards a new academy will be created instead, opening at the start of next year. Time Backshall reports
The number of students from the South of Scotland going to university dropped in the year higher tuition fees were introduced in England.
A greater proportion chose Scottish universities, where tuition is free for Scottish students.
The figures, from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), count the numbers of first-year students going to university for the first time in autumn 2012, from the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.
Nationally, universities in Scotland had more entrants than the year before, unlike any other country in the UK.
We'll be analysing the figures in more detail on our political programme Representing Border on Thursday, 16th Jan.
As a consultation begins on plans to close two schools in Workington the county council are hoping they can secure the funds to build a new home for the new academy.
They are working with the Education Funding Agency on their plans to develop a brand new school building in Workington under the government’s Priority School Building Programme.
Initial assumptions are that a new building would open in late 2017.
– Department for Education spokesperson
“We want all schools to benefit from the freedoms that academy status can bring and are committed to finding the right academy solution. Both Stainburn and Southfield schools applied to convert to Academy status but, in the light of the recent Ofsted inadequate judgements, we believe the best way forward is for Cumbria County Council to seek closure of both schools and run a competitive process to set up a single academy under the leadership of a strong sponsor.”