Every student deserves
great reading instruction
Currently too many students aren’t reading by Grade 3 and many teachers aren’t getting the support they need to be able to teach reading effectively. The literacy strategy hasn’t yet had parent / public input and is not focussed on the most critical needs of students. This can change with the right input from the Board of Trustees. Every student benefits when every student in the class can read.
To date, CBE’s recently developed literacy strategy has remained very broad and aspirational. It doesn’t specifically focus on ensuring that students can read. And recently the Minister of Education stated that they will no longer require Grade 3 provincial Student Learning Assessments. Therefore, CBE will need to take a careful look at how parents will know if their children can read as expected. The Board of Trustees needs Sara Peden to make sure that what many parents and members of the public want is reflected in policy and implementation. There needs to be real action to ensure students can read and that their parents have the information they need about this foundational skill.
Watch for blog posts over the next few months if you’re interested in more on this topic!