Giving schools power to choose may start with reading

Giving schools power to choose may start with reading
Erica Stanford wants to explore options for giving schools more choice in purchasing education materials. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Dileepa Fonseka
A major shift in how children learn to read could also be a testing ground for how schools purchase the materials they use for education.  Education minister Erica Stanford said decisions are expected “imminently” around how the Ministry of Education (MoE) will implement a National party promise to teach children to read through a method known as “structured literacy”.  Speaking to BusinessDesk for the Business of Education series about a range of education issues, Stanford said she met with officials for a &ld...

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