Young people struggling in digital world, finds latest OECD PISA survey

Young people struggling in digital world, finds latest OECD PISA survey. One in four students in OECD countries are unable to complete even the most basic reading tasks, meaning they are likely to struggle to find their way through life in an increasingly volatile, digital world. This is one of the findings of the OECD’s latest PISA global education test, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. … More Young people struggling in digital world, finds latest OECD PISA survey

OECD annual inflation stable at 1.6 % in October 2019

Annual inflation in the OECD area was stable at 1.6 % in October 2019. Energy prices continued to fall, by (minus) 3.0 %, following a contraction of (minus) 2.7 % in September, while food price inflation picked-up marginally, to 1.4 %, compared with 1.3 % in September. Annual inflation excluding food and energy slowed to … More OECD annual inflation stable at 1.6 % in October 2019

Future of Edinburgh’s Jenners uncertain amid restoration plans

By guest author Elias Jahshan from Retail Gazette Jenners could be forced to leave Princes Street amid plans to restore the Edinburgh landmark Jenners is the oldest department store in Edinburgh, operating for more than 180 years It operates as a House of Fraser branch owned by Sport Direct but the building is owned by … More Future of Edinburgh’s Jenners uncertain amid restoration plans

The green Button and Bluesign – a path forward

The green Button and Bluesign – a path forward -The Green Button, a German government “meta label” is not yet a final method or confirmed best available technique. Instead, it is a large flat stone, underfoot, on the path to a new method of producing textiles that lessens the impact on life along that path, granting it room to grow as resources shrink. … More The green Button and Bluesign – a path forward