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SNP not closing the attainment gap?

SNP not closing the attainment gap?

Nicola Sturgeon's government is making little headway in closing the massive attainment gap between wealthy and poor pupils in literacy and numeracy, "shameful" official figures have indicated.

Scottish Government statistics for reading, writing, listening, talking and arithmetic showed a huge performance gulf remained between youngsters in deprived and rich areas in the 2017/18 academic year.

Although the report advised "caution" about making comparisons with last year's figures, it showed extremely similar gaps at all levels and a separate "improvement plan" admitted that progress had been "slight."

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