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Anglophone East Superintendent Randolph MacLEAN (Image: Anglophone East District Education Council Facebook)

Superintendent welcomes extra classroom time

By Tara Clow Apr 18, 2024 | 1:16 PM

Changes to instruction time will have a positive impact on numeracy and literacy for students.

That is according to the Superintendent for Anglophone East School District Randolph MacLEAN.

Starting in September, Kindergarten through grade 2 students will receive an extra hour of schooling.

Changes were introduced last month by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

“It’s over 40 days of instruction that we’ve just added to students in kindergarten to grade two overall, but the end of grade two.  It’s monumental when you look at the impact on literacy, high school graduation,  math and numeracy skills. The opportunity is huge.  We’re really, really excited,” MacLEAN adds.”

His comments were made this week during an Anglophone East District Education Council meeting.

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