Experts call for overhaul of reading instruction in national school reform agreement

Sarah Lansdown
Updated October 23 2023 - 9:15am, first published 5:30am

A group of leading literacy experts has called for an urgent overhaul of reading instruction to lift the skills of 1 million struggling students in an open letter to education ministers.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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