Reading for Joy
Fewer kids say they like to read
A new report from People for Education using data from the provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) shows the percentage of children in grade 3 who report they “like to read” dropped from 75% in 1998/99 to 50% in 2010/11. The number of students in grade 6 who “like to read” fell from 65% to 50% in the same time period. >> Read the report.
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Watch the experts speak
4 minute video from the press conference held on Dec. 12, 2011