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Collaboration is key, say experts

International advisers cautiously welcome regional collaboratives as ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’

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“Equity.” the word is repeated so often in Scottish educational circles that the danger is it washes over people – a lofty aspiration reduced to a platitude. A group of international experts, convened to scrutinise Scottish education, however, have seen beyond the buzzword to identify a defining feature of the country’s schooling system.

But they also warn in their newly published first full report that the vehicle that has the potential to spark a “once-in-a-generation” transformation of educational standards – the regional improvement collaborative (RIC) – has a long way to go before it ...

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