Archives for May 14th, 1999

EDUCATION ACTION ZONES GET INTO GEAR

Headlines, PublicNet: 14 May, 1999

The first 25 Education Action Zones are putting into effect their diverse plans to raise standards with the stamp of approval from Education Minister David Blunkett. The zones provide an opportunity for parents, businesses, local education authorities and other in the community to work with groups of schools to pioneer new approaches to improving education.

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PUTTING CULTURE ON THE LOCAL AGENDA

Headlines, PublicNet: 14 May, 1999

The economic strategies of local councils have long influenced town hall decision making even though an issue under discussion may have fallen outside the economic arena. The status of culture is now being raised so that it will be taken into account when deciding on non cultural issues. Fourteen councils from a representative spread across the UK have been selected to pilot the development of local cultural strategies.

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