Scottish school literacy rates decline over four years (video)

The standard of literacy among Scottish school pupils has declined over the last four years according to new figures.

The findings, released by the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy, show a drop in the performance of 13 – 14 year-olds in writing skills with pupils from the most deprived areas performing worse than those from the least deprived. Continue reading “Scottish school literacy rates decline over four years (video)”

We Are So Young [Qmunicate]

The Opposite of Loneliness is a collection of writings by 22 year old, Yale graduate Marina Keegan, published in 2013. Keegan was in the enviable position of having a job awaiting her at the New Yorker, a play ready for production at the New York National Fringe Festival and a number of non-fiction publications in the New York Times: opportunities wildly dreamt of by any humanities student – and frustratingly difficult to attain. Continue reading “We Are So Young [Qmunicate]”