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Transforming Scottish Education Needs More Than Structural Reform

Transforming Scottish Education Needs More Than Structural Reform

Gordon Hector | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter Yesterday the OECD published the long-awaited review of Scotland’s education…
Small Can be Beautiful - and Dangerous

Small Can be Beautiful - and Dangerous

Eddie Barnes | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter Small is beautiful, wrote the German philosopher EF Schumacher more…
We Don't Need This Education

We Don't Need This Education

Coll Mccail | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter In 2020, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) designed an algorithm…
Scottish Education's 'Foundation Myth' and the Uncomfortable Truths We Must Confront

Scottish Education's 'Foundation Myth' and the Uncomfortable Truths We Must Confront

Melvyn Roffe | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter The high quality and democratic values of Scottish education form…
Education Ha Ha: A Look at Curriculum for Excellence

Education Ha Ha: A Look at Curriculum for Excellence

Martin Whitfield | Twitter | Facebook Facebook-f Twitter In what, now seems the dark distant past,…
Let’s Give Scotland’s Children the Summer Holiday They Deserve

Let’s Give Scotland’s Children the Summer Holiday They Deserve

Kate Cuddihy Facebook-f Twitter One of the quieter events in Scotland this year has been the…
The Fallacy of the COVID Catch Up

The Fallacy of the COVID Catch Up

Evie Robertson | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter As with last year, young people across Scotland are once…
We Can - And Need to - Grip the Scandal of Child Poverty

We Can - And Need to - Grip the Scandal of Child Poverty

Facebook-f Twitter It was reported this month that child poverty has risen in every council area…
Digitising Scotland's NHS is Long Overdue

Digitising Scotland's NHS is Long Overdue

Jenny Marra | @JennyMarra Facebook-f Twitter A blue vaccine envelope arrived at our house a few…
Professor Kerr: As the New Scottish Parliament Begins, We Can Support the NHS as it Recovers From the Covid Pandemic.

Professor Kerr: As the New Scottish Parliament Begins, We Can Support the NHS as it Recovers From the Covid Pandemic.

Professor David Kerr | Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Oxford, Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist, Oxford Cancer…
Scotland Can Lead A Hydrogen Revolution

Scotland Can Lead A Hydrogen Revolution

Facebook-f Twitter Scotland should set out an ambitious “roadmap” to ensure it becomes a world leader in…
Moving from Yes to No on Scottish Independence

Moving from Yes to No on Scottish Independence

Ewan Gurr | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter In 2014, I voted for Scottish independence but, like many…
Lessons from Success and Failure in Scotland's Education System

Lessons from Success and Failure in Scotland's Education System

Keir Bloomer Facebook-f Twitter For five years, between 2014 and 2019, an unusual – and highly…
Call For Innovation Fund to End "Risk-Averse" Scottish Education

Call For Innovation Fund to End "Risk-Averse" Scottish Education

Aveek Bhattacharya | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter The next Scottish Government should create a new Innovation Fund for…
Good COP? Bad COP? Or Fair COP?

Good COP? Bad COP? Or Fair COP?

Ed Gillespie | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Facebook-f Twitter For those of us who might consider ourselves battle-hardened but weary…
"It's Not Scotland's Oil, or Anyone Else's. Is it Time to Stop Drilling Now?"

"It's Not Scotland's Oil, or Anyone Else's. Is it Time to Stop Drilling Now?"

Blair McDougall | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter In November the world will gather in Glasgow for a…
The Greta Effect: ‘It’s Our Future We’re Fighting For’

The Greta Effect: ‘It’s Our Future We’re Fighting For’

Lois Mackenzie Facebook-f Twitter In 2015 our screens were flock with images of a young Swedish…
Invest Now, Lead the World Tomorrow: The Transformation of the ‘North Sea’ into a ‘Green Sea’

Invest Now, Lead the World Tomorrow: The Transformation of the ‘North Sea’ into a ‘Green Sea’

Facebook-f Twitter Scotland can turn the North Sea into a “Green Sea” as part of a national effort to become…
Change is inevitable after Covid but is Scotland ready to seize it, to shape it?

Change is inevitable after Covid but is Scotland ready to seize it, to shape it?

Eddie Barnes | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter Whether it is improving our schools or sorting out our…
Memo to Holyrood and Westminster: Government Involves Us Too

Memo to Holyrood and Westminster: Government Involves Us Too

Chelsea Rocks Facebook-f Twitter For the last two decades, Scotland has increasingly looked at Holyrood as…
A First Minister For Health?

A First Minister For Health?

Eddie Barnes | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter Interviewing Sir Michael Marmot for ScotlandCan last week, I was…
Sir Michael Marmot: Covid has exposed the social factors behind health inequality

Sir Michael Marmot: Covid has exposed the social factors behind health inequality

Eddie Barnes | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter   Prefer video? You can watch an extract of the…
I’d Rather my Covid Bonus Went to Care Home Workers Who Deserve a Permanent Pay Rise

I’d Rather my Covid Bonus Went to Care Home Workers Who Deserve a Permanent Pay Rise

Dr Roddy Neilson | Consultant Haematologist, Forth Valley Royal Hospital Facebook-f Twitter It’s a bit of an understatement…
GMB: Show You Care

GMB: Show You Care

Megan Fisher | GMB Scotland Assistant Organiser, Women’s Campaign Unit. Facebook-f Twitter Before the emergence of…
A Scottish Minimum Care Wage

A Scottish Minimum Care Wage

Facebook-f Twitter Background. Over the last year, Scotland’s army of social care workers have been right…
Welcome to Scotland Can.

Welcome to Scotland Can.

Eddie Barnes | @eddiebarnes23 Facebook-f Twitter Welcome to ScotlandCan, a new platform for fresh ideas in…
ScotlandCan Campaign Launched Today

ScotlandCan Campaign Launched Today

Facebook-f Twitter A new campaign is being launched to make the case for change, and to…

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