student performance

8:42AM
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B.C.’s new curriculum will shortchange students

There's a direct relationship between background knowledge about the topic of a book and one’s ability to understand it.


9:30AM
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B.C. teacher union wages wrongheaded war on student testing

The province's Grade 4 students suffered learning losses due to pandemic disruptions.


10:04AM
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Reading skills on the wane in Canadian schools

Without systematic instruction in phonics, students are unlikely to become proficient readers.


3:30AM
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Don’t make student failure impossible—sometimes it’s necessary

Based on research, there’s no reason to assume that grade retention is always harmful.


11:50AM
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One-size-fits-all approaches don’t benefit all students

In Ontario, the government has combined academic and applied math courses.


2:11PM
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Report cards should be clear, not confusing

Unfortunately, British Columbia's new curriculum focuses on the process of learning rather than on actual content.


10:00AM
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Parents should be able to opt out of ‘woke’ schools

Students are now subjected to lessons about the perils of white privilege, systemic racism and heterosexism.