Highlights / literacy

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada’s long summer school break and literacy concerns for children

In Canada, school children have long breaks of a little over two months. During this time, some studies have shown that  a percentage of children tend to lose some of the literacy and math skills acquired during the previous school »

Economy, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Canadian non-profit agency says literacy should be a right

It seems shocking but in a developed country with a well-established education system, about a fifth of the population has serious problems with literacy, and almost half the population is below the international average standard for literacy. That’s according to »

Economy, Society

Canada’s workforce faces troubling slide in literacy, numeracy: study

Even as Canadians achieve higher education levels, their literacy and numeracy skills show a troubling decline, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. The report by Parisa Mahboubi, a senior policy analyst at the independent research institute, »

Society

Foundation seeks to make Canadian children the most literate

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, a charitable foundation has been created to make all Canadian children skilled and confident readers by the time the finish grade school. The stated mission of the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation is to make »

Economy, Society

Students don’t learn how to manage their finances

Many Canadian students graduate unprepared for the financial issues they must face because they are not taught the basics at home or at school, says Kyle Prevost, a teacher and author. Prevost is one of a small group of teachers »

Economy, Politics, Society

Concern about impact of government funding cuts to Canadian literacy networks

The statement starts “Without an announcement or any consultation, it appears that the federal government has decided to quietly collapse Canada’s national literacy and essential skills network.” Signed by the board of directors of the non-profit Canadian Literacy and Learning Network »