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Curriculum Changes For Ontario Elementary Students Being Considered

Teachers, students and parents may be pleased to hear changes to the province’s school curriculum may be on the way.

Education Minister Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday her government plans to eventually overhaul the 10-year-old system, which teachers have complained is overcrowded, out-of-date and doesn’t prepare kids in Grades 1 through 8 with the skills they need.

A special advisory group will be speaking with teachers and school boards and will report back to the government with its recommendations in February.

Wynne said the aim of this winter’s study isn’t to create a new curriculum, but to streamline the current one to ensure students have enough time to pick up the basics.

The education minister reportedly plans to deliver her final recommendations in the spring of 2010.