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The road ahead V: A report on improving student achievement

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Ontario Education Improvement Commission
Publication Date: 
1 Dec 2000

Available online for download in English and French

The EIC states that four "cornerstones" must be set in place to ensure the ongoing improvement of public education. They are:

1. assurance that children start school ready to learn, by funding full-day junior and senior kindergarten;
2. a stronger commitment to professional development and a review of leadership requirements for senior staff, to strengthen the leadership of the system;
3. an end to confrontation, to create a positive climate for learning
4. greater accountability for student achievement, to build and sustain public confidence in the education system.

In addition to supporting full-time kindergarten, the EIC also recommends that the government ensures affordable, high quality child care programs for children.