Informed Scotland March 2015 – What’s behind the headlines?

A few ‘big’ items made the headlines last month, with The Education (Scotland) Bill 2015 leading the way. Two Skills Investment Plans were published by SDS, on the construction and energy sectors. And Education Scotland launched a significant report on the technologies curriculum in schools. We’ve been commissioned to produce an Informed Scotland Technologies Special to support its recommendations – so watch this space!

There was also a fascinating report on gender equality from the OECD, a strident report on school education from the CBI, and some revealing research on outdoor learning from Scottish Natural Heritage and University of Stirling.

Amongst the usual annual sets of statistics, including on higher education students and finance from SFC, on global entrepreneurship from Strathclyde and Aston Universities, and poverty & social exclusion from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the first UCAS Teacher Training report was published on its new admissions service.

We also highlight a new Office Surfing pilot – part of this year’s Emporium of Dangerous Ideas from College Development Network – find out how you can get involved as a host or a Surfer!

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