Nearing the end of his second and final term, the founding chair of The Conversation UK considers the role of universities in the news media environment.
Grammars have received a £50m funding boost, while at the same time many primary and secondary schools are resorting to Amazon Wish Lists to fund basic supplies.
With demand outstripping supply for STEM professionals, Scotland will suffer if more young women are not engaged with these subjects.
Rigorous they may be, but the new style of exam still leaves students with gaps in their learning skills.
Research shows that for children, the most important aspect of school life are the relationships they build with their friends and teachers.
The future of education is in the clouds.
New guidance urging schools to stop making pupils conform to gender stereotypes is a step in the right direction.
But holiday clubs can help.