The percentage of students passing Higher exams has increased since last year, according to the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).  The exam body said the pass rate for 2007 was 71.7%, more than reversing a 0.4% drop to 70.8% in 2006.  However, thread more

The BBC reports that ministers have voiced concerns after a survey suggested less than half of second year pupils were reaching the expected reading and numeracy levels. The Scottish Survey of Attainment looked at how children were performing in primary sread more