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Swinney looks to researchers to lift school results

The Scottish government is asking researchers for help on ways to improve the nation’s school system.

The government’s Research Strategy for Scottish Education, published on 18 April, sets out the research priorities in Scottish education. This includes the promotion of independent research and research infrastructure, sharing evidence on what interventions are most effective, and promoting the use of data at all levels of the school system.

The strategy includes several actions, such as allowing researchers to access school datasets, developing better data on the health and wellbeing of Scottish students, adapting lessons from other countries to the Scottish context, and developing Scottish research evidence.

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