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Improving Schools in Scotland

Excellence and equity for all school pupils in Scotland is under discussion at the Scottish Parliament as Members continue to debate the progress of new education legislation.
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The Agency's Position on Inclusive Education Systems

The Agency published a position paper which presents Agency member countries’ ultimate vision for inclusive education systems: to ensure that all learners of any age are provided with meaningful, high-quality educational opportunities in their local community, alongside their friends and peers.
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Capacity Building for Inclusive Education

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Council of Europe have used and further developed the Profile of Inclusive Teachers developed by the Agency for their capacity building efforts.
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Agency Participation in the Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Agency participated in the Day of Persons with Disabilities, organised on 7–8 December in Brussels by the Commission DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in co-operation with the European Disability Forum. The event focused on children and young people with disability under the theme: 'Growing together in a barrier-free Europe'.
Maltese and Swedish participants of the Swedish study visit

High Quality Education for All

Since the Education for All External Audit was presented to the Maltese Minister for Education and Employment in February 2015, follow-up developmental work has taken place in three different phases.
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Inclusive Education High on Europe's Agenda

The last meeting of the Luxembourg Presidency in the field of education was held in Luxembourg on 3 and 4 December 2015. Here the Agency was invited to present its work to the Education Committee of the Council of the EU, in particular the Agency’s position on inclusive education systems and the outcomes of the ‘Inclusive Education: Take Action’ European Hearing that the Agency organised as one of the events of the Luxembourgish EU Presidency programme.
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New edition of How good is our school?

The third edition of How good is our school? from 2007 has been updated, and the new edition is available on the Education Scotland website.
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Guidelines for Accessible Information Available in 23 Languages

The Guidelines are available now in 23 languages on the project website.
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Inclusive HIgher Education Event - Live Streaming

A Thematic Session focusing on Inclusive Higher Education is taking place on 12 November, in the framework of the Agency’s bi-annual meeting. Streaming live between 9.30 and 12.30.
Agency Director Mr Cor J.W. Meijer, Agency Chair Mr Per Ch Gunnvall and Icelandic Minister of Education, Science and Culture, Illugi Gunnarsson

External Audit in Iceland

On 3 November Agency Chair Per Gunnvall and Agency Director Cor Meijer signed a contract with the Icelandic Minister of Education, Science and Culture Illugi Gunnarsson for an external audit of the system for inclusive education in Iceland.
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Scotland Hosts International Inclusion Event

'Include and Empower' will take place on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 December, in Edinburgh.
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Call for Action at the Luxembourg Hearing

On 16 October 2015 the Luxembourg Presidency of the European Union hosted the Agency’s fourth Hearing entitled ‘Inclusive education: Take action!’. Seventy-two young people with and without disabilities had the opportunity to discuss how their schools and communities ensure an inclusive education for them and what potential obstacles they are still facing in their education and their day-to-day lives.
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Resource for Developing Collaborative Policy and Practice

A unique resource for developing collaborative policy and practice has been developed and is now available on the Agency website. This final output of the project has been designed to provide materials to help countries move towards a rights-based approach to education.
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New features on the Agency website

The Agency website is continuously updated to bring you more diverse information in the field of inclusive and special needs education. Here are some of the latest developments on the Agency website.
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Agency YouTube Channel

The Agency’s YouTube channel was launched early this summer. Visit to see all the new videos.
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How to raise the achievement of all learners?

European project aims to provide evidence of effective practice in raising the achievement of all learners. Learning communities in three European countries involved.

Scotland plans to extend rights of learners under new Education Bill

A new Education Bill is currently being considered in the Scottish Parliament, which will extend the rights of children and young people with additional support needs.
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How Poland Appointed the Delegation for the European Hearing in Luxembourg 2015

On 9 April in the Polish Ministry of National Education a delegation of twelve secondary school students competed to participate in the Agency’s fourth European Hearing in Luxembourg. The contest was established by the Educational Opportunities Department and consisted of a regional and a national stage.
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Registration open for the Scottish Learning Festival, 23-24 September 2015

Scotland’s key educational event is taking place on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 September in the SECC, Glasgow. Registration for the Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) 2015 is now open.
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Inclusive Early Childhood Education Kick-off Meeting

The kick off meeting for the Agency’s Inclusive Pre-Primary Education (IPPE) project will be held in Brussels on 9–10 June.