The more students know about a topic, the more likely they’ll be able to understand what they read.
The province's Grade 4 students suffered learning losses due to pandemic disruptions.
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are among the lowest-scoring provinces on both assessments.
When governments closed schools and disrupted learning, many families rediscovered the important contributions schools make to modern society.
In science, Alberta outscored highly-ranked countries including Estonia and Finland.
The Prairie provinces have higher homeschooling enrolment than other provinces.
At 86.5 per cent, B.C. has the smallest proportion of students in government-run public schools.
Between 2006/07 to 2019/20, independent school enrolment increased from 6.7 per cent to 7.6 per cent of total K-12 enrolment.
Students in the province have missed at least 21 weeks of in-class learning in less than two years.
Government has an obligation to ensure all children are educated, but this does not mean government must run every school it funds.
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