Press Catch-Up

19th August 2011 at 01:00

Student sit-in victory

The Scotsman

Students who ended their occupation of a Glasgow University building after six months said they were thrilled after managers agreed to some of their demands. The sit-in at the Hetherington building - over university cuts - is being ended to allow management to convert the former postgraduate club into lecture space. A new postgraduate social space will be created in the main academic building.

Criminal teachers

Scottish Daily Mail

Soaring numbers of teachers with criminal convictions are being allowed to remain in the classroom. In the past four years, more than 120 have carried on working despite breaking the law. They have been convicted of offences such as assault, drug abuse, public disorder and dishonesty. Figures were obtained from the General Teaching Council for Scotland under the Freedom of Information Act.

pound;70m IT contract delay

Press and Journal

Highland Council members, staff and schools are being affected by delays in a pound;70 million contract to provide information and communications services, councillors have been told. Councillors and headteachers had raised concerns about global firm Fujitsu's ability to deliver the five- year contract, including IT and printer services for schools, after it missed delivery milestones.

Council to help pay fees

The Guardian

A London council has promised to pay the university tuition fees of some of its poorest teenagers, in the country's first scheme of its kind. Southwark Council is calling on school-leavers whose family income is pound;21,000 or less, and who have top grades and a history of voluntary work, to apply to its scholarship fund.

No to gay teachers

The Sun

One in five Scots want gay people barred from working as primary school teachers, shock new research has claimed. The Scottish Equality and Human Rights Commission also found nearly six per cent of those quizzed think black people should not teach here. However, 61 per cent say there is nothing wrong with gay marriage - up 20 points since 2002.

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