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New call for innovative investment tool to super-charge Covid recovery

NEW CALL FOR INNOVATIVE INVESTMENT TOOL TO SUPER-CHARGE COVID RECOVERY Reform Scotland, the independent non-partisan think tank, and The Growth Partnership, have today published a new paper – Investing for Good: Why Social Impact Investing is right for Scotland – which lays out the case for Social Impact Investment to super-charge Scotland’s recovery from Covid. Social Impact …

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SCHOOL EXPERTS CALL FOR ABOLITION OF EDUCATION SCOTLAND

Commission on School Reform outlines roadmap to recovery in its Holyrood manifesto The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, today releases An Education Manifesto for 2021 and Beyond, comprising policy recommendations which it argues would return Scotland’s schools system to world-leading status. The Commission …

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Reform Scotland calls on all parties to combine in the national interest

Reform Scotland calls on all parties to combine in the national interest Reform Scotland, the independent, non-partisan think tank, today publishes Cross-Party Politics: a Holyrood Manifesto for 2021.  The document brings together a range of Reform Scotland policies which are shared by a mix of Holyrood’s five parties in an effort to display that the Scottish …

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Scotland needs immigration – but it’s no sliver bullet, says public policy expert

Former government adviser says Scotland must learn from the successes and failures of other countries Reform Scotland, the independent non-partisan think tank, has today published a detailed report – Entry Points: Making a Success of Immigration to Scotland – by international public policy expert Heather McCauley on what Scotland can learn from the experiences and …

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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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