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Education and attainment gap in Scotland: Role of Third and private Sectors

The Young Academy's Excellence in Education working group has recently submitted a response to a consultation by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee. Including some case studies of Young Academy activities, the YAS response explores the 'education and attainment gap’ in Scotland and the role of third and private sectors in tackling this.

The notes on this consultation can be read here.

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