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Pleasure Reading Survey

The National Reading Campaign, in partnership with Access Copyright, recently commissioned a study by Environics Research Group to gather benchmark data about the pleasure reading habits of Canadians. Based on a nationally representative sample of 1,001 Canadians, the survey results revealed a population of passionate readers still very engaged with traditional reading platforms, and a... Read more »

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 »

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 »

SATs Pressure Turns Children Off Reading

UK Children’s authors & illustrators support the elimination of national curriculum tests for 11 year olds: Garner, Richard.

Reading Deepens our Understanding of Ourselves

Vivian Howard in her article demonstrates the importance of reading in the lives of young teenagers as it enables them to have enhanced academic performance, better social development and improved personal development. Reading helps teenagers with mature relationships, personal values, cultural identity, personal safety and a better understanding of the social world. Committed readers appreciate... Read more »