Student Application: Literacy and Learning Conference

Win a free ticket to the Literacy and Learning Conference on Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, 2023! Current Pre-Service Teachers and Communication Sciences & Disorders students are invited to submit a one-page essay on the Right to Read inquiry to win a free ticket to the conference. Please fill in the survey below before February 27th, 5 pm ET. Good luck!

Students are asked to submit a one-page essay on the topic specified below.

Please attach a one-page essay (maximum of 500 words) addressing the following topic: In February 2022, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a report from the Right to Read Inquiry. This Inquiry concluded that Ontario is systematically failing students, with and without reading disabilities, and students are not realizing their right to learn to read. What factors have led to this underachievement? In your opinion, what needs to change in Ontario to ensure that all children learn to read?
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 128 MB.
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