Nicola Sturgeon ‘determined’ to improve education

Nicola Sturgeon has said that falling literacy standards in Scottish schools made her “utterly determined” to press on with education reforms. The latest Scottish survey of literacy and numeracy showed reading and writing skills have declined. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson asked whether the first minister was “embarrassed, ashamed or both” by the statistics. Ms Sturgeon said she would “carry on with the changes we’re making”. The literacy statistics, which were published by the Scottish government on Tuesday, showed that fewer than half of Scotland’s 13 and 14-year-olds are able…

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