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Lord McConnell and Lord Adonis to discuss think tank’s call for elected mayors at event today

DIRECTLY-ELECTED MAYORS CAN BE SCOTLAND’S LOCAL HEROES Reform Scotland, the independent, non-partisan think tank, today calls on the incoming Scottish Government to endorse the creation of an elected mayoralty in every Scottish local authority. In its new report, ‘Local Heroes: Why Scotland Needs Directly-Elected Mayors’ (Download below), produced in partnership with the Scottish Policy Foundation, …

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SCHOOL EXPERTS CALL FOR FULL REVIEW OF “HAPHAZARD” ASSESSMENT

Commission on School Reform says both exams and coursework must have a role The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, today calls for a full-scale public review of assessment in schools. The Commission, which is composed of teachers and other education experts, believes …

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Education

Commission on school reform calls for radical programme of school catch-up

Experts propose extra eight hours per week for two years The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, today asks the Scottish Government to set up a radical programme of catch-up to repair the damage caused to children by lost education during Scotland’s two …

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Mccoll: we need new schools to stop wasting human potential

UK’s departure from the Common Agricultural Policy should spark a debate about the future of rural Scotland, says Reform Scotland Newlands Junior College founder calls for a new approach across Scotland Conference hears from former students: “I got to go ….. it changed my life” The Commission on School Reform (CSR), the independent group of …

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Reform Scotland calls for major post-brexit changes to Scotland’s land use

UK’s departure from the Common Agricultural Policy should spark a debate about the future of rural Scotland, says Reform Scotland Reform Scotland, the independent, non-partisan think tank, today calls on Scotland’s policy-makers to use Brexit as an opportunity to design a land-use strategy fit for the 21st century. For the last 40 years, land use …

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Education

Think tank criticises ‘disappointing’ inquiry into Scotland’s school performance

OECD review of Curriculum of Excellence refuses to accept evidence of scheme’s major failings The Commission on School Reform (CSR), the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, has expressed its concern that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is refusing to accept written submissions to its …

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Curriculum architect calls for its immediate reform

Curriculum for Excellence’s implementation has been “largely negative” says Bloomer The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, has called for the urgent reform of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). In a submission to the OECD ahead of its review of the Broad General Education (BGE) phase of …

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