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Councillor skills: reading for speed and retention

Miranda Smythe offers some key tips for getting through the huge amounts of reading material that is a councillor’s lot.

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International Comparisons: PISA Education report 2018

The OECD publishes its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) information every three years, and the introduction to this year’s report claims that “PISA is not only the world’s most comprehensive and reliable indicator of students’ capabilities, it is also a powerful tool that countries and economies can use to fine-tune their education policies.”.

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Harnessing hope in UK towns: lessons for an international audience

Prospect magazine recently partnered with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to produce a supplement focused on community-driven regeneration within towns across the UK and further afield, including Oldham in Greater Manchester.

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Swift Read: Lothian Buses – A publicly owned success story

The Transport (Scotland) Bill passed the final stage in Holyrood in October 2019, giving Scottish local authorities powers to improve and even run local bus services, where they may not be currently meeting the needs of the community. Lothian buses is currently the only municipal bus company in Scotland, the largest in the UK, and…

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