McGuinty Government Expands School Library Services
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Elementary students in Ontario are
going to get extra help reading and learning in their school libraries.
Ontario will provide school boards across the province with an additional
$40 million over the next four years to hire about 160 more library staff.
Research shows that students who develop solid reading skills in
elementary school have a better chance at success in high school and beyond.
"To keep Ontario moving forward, we need everyone to be at their best -
and that includes our youngest students," said Premier Dalton McGuinty. "That
means we must make sure they have all the help they need to reach their full
"We're committed to making publicly funded education the very best
education," said Education Minister Kathleen Wynne. "That's why we're funding
more library staff and investing in new books and computers - so our students
have the tools they need to succeed."
A majority of students in Grades 3 and 6 are scoring 10 per cent higher
in reading, writing and math tests. Since 2004, more than a million new
textbooks have been added to Ontario's schools.
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