A week in secondary: 25 August 2017

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Scottish Labour has launched a new plan “to make Scottish schools the best in the world”. The plan calls for bursaries to attract science and maths teachers, for the chief inspector to draw up a Curriculum for Excellence improvement plan, and for the creation of the new education regions to be halted. Labour also challenged the SNP to commit to real-term increases in education funding.

A scheme to encourage literacy and a love of reading in children is being expanded to secondary schools. The First Minister’s Reading Challenge, which provides pupils with “reading passports” and teachers with ...

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