From an email sent from the Ministry of Education July 25th:
This morning, Education Minister George Abbott sent an email to BC teachers outlining the government’s plan to make reading in Kindergarten to Grade 3 a primary focus for the coming school year. Building on the ministry’s ongoing commitment to literacy as the foundation for all learning, the goal is to use current research and understanding to create best practices that will ensure all students succeed at reading.
This is an important topic for teachers, but since literacy extends well beyond the classroom and involves parents, families, and communities, we know it is important to many of you as well. With that in mind, we invite you to review the discussion paper “A New Focus on Reading” on the Ministry of Education’s engagement website at http://www.bcedplan.ca/assets/
We look forward to hearing from you!
The BC’s Education Plan Moderation Team