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Ontario's Reputation for Student Success Continues To Grow

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Ontario's Reputation for Student Success Continues To Grow

McGuinty Government Helps Students Lead The World

Ministry of Education

Ontario has once again been recognized as a worldwide leader in education excellence.

The latest report released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that Ontario has improved student achievement and increased its graduation rate by 13 percentage points. The report explains that the McGuinty government's emphasis on education has achieved real, positive results in increasing literacy and numeracy comprehension, improving graduation rates, and reducing the number of low-performing schools. This builds on previous OECD Reports that have ranked Ontario students among the best in the world.

The report says that some of the factors that are helping Ontario students succeed include:

Each of these initiatives is part of the McGuinty government's plan to help students succeed and secure a brighter future for all Ontarians.

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“The McGuinty government believes that nothing is more important to our families than quality education. That's why we've worked so hard with students, parents and teachers to reduce class sizes, improve quality and see hundreds of thousands more students through to graduation and beyond. Together, we'll continue to strengthen our schools and continue building an education system that is the envy of the world.”

Laurel Broten

Minister of Education

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