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UN 2030 Agenda

After more than three years of negotiations and intense involvement from many stakeholders, Member States of the United Nations agreed to a final version of the post-2015 Development Agenda – now known as 2030 Agenda. The new 2030 Agenda is a framework of 17 Sustainable Development Goals with a total of 179 Targets spanning economic, environmental and... Read more »

25 Great Ways Schools Can Support Reading

This American website seeks to build capable readers by promoting independent, self-selected reading remains key and recognizes that it takes a schoolwide culture to help reach that goal. This page lists 25 valuable tips and ideas to help your school or district create a schoolwide reading culture that supports independent reading.

State of School Libraries Still Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

The Canadian study The Crisis in Canada’s School Libraries was recently released, revealing a less than ideal state of school libraries in English Canada. A new survey paints an equally dire picture of Quebec’s school libraries. In Enquête sur la situation des bibliothèques scolaires, (French only), the Quebec federation of teachers’ unions, (FPPE – Fédération... Read more »

School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons

Today’s schools are experiencing a great deal of change. Just as the rest of the world’s political, social, economic, and scientific realities have been shifted by swift advances in information and communication technology, so too has education. These forces are altering the way people work, play and learn. Schools are being challenged to harness the unfamiliar yet incredibly fascinating opportunities presented by this transformation… all while... Read more »

Report: First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools

People for Education released a report this morning on First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.  Although there is understandable focus on the issues of on-reserve education, the vast majority of Aboriginal students (82%) attend provincially funded schools in Ontario boards and education authorities. People for Education worked with an advisory group from... Read more »

Why Teachers Should Read More Children’s Books

UK Lecturers in a teacher-training program on how “developing teachers’ subject knowledge of children’s literature can contribute to a child or young person’s enjoyment of reading” and how “teachers who read for pleasure have better book knowledge and feel more confident, calm and stress-free in the classroom.”Bowers, Jo and Davis, Susan. “Why teachers should read... Read more »