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Province reviewing school curriculum for Grades 1 to 8

Ontario's education minister says the province is reviewing itsschool curriculum to make sure children in Grades 1 to 8 have enoughtime to learn the skills they need.

Ontario's education minister says the province is reviewing its
school curriculum to make sure children in Grades 1 to 8 have enough
time to learn the skills they need.

Education Minister Kathleen
Wynne says teachers have been complaining about the curriculum for some
time, saying it was overcrowded and didn't give kids the time needed
for practical learning.


The government is setting up a special
advisory group to conduct the review and expects to receive its
recommendations - based on input from teachers and school boards - in
February.


An initial discussion paper found that too many “expectations” were built into the curriculum designed 10 years ago.


Wynne
says the move isn't about creating a new curriculum but rather
streamlining the current one to make sure kids have time to learn the
fundamentals.


She expects to have final recommendations by the spring of next year.

 
 
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