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02/14/17

Bearhead implores educators to have courage to do things differently

Charlene Bearhead isn’t one who is in the least reluctant to speak her mind, but that doesn’t imply for a minute that the education lead at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation doesn’t have a cerebral side as well.… +Read More
01/03/17

‘We have to address the underfunding in education’: Wotherspoon

Indigenous students experiencing ‘lack of fairness’ due to budget rollbacks, Opposition says Interim NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon says there needs to be more fairness when it comes to the funding that Saskatchewan classrooms get. In a year-end interview with CBC, Wotherspoon said the Sask. Party government’s mismanagement of the province’s wallet is being felt by the most vulnerable. “I’m hearing from people all across the province, so many that actually voted for the current government that are so disappointed with... +Read More
12/06/16

Wynne aims to remove barriers for students with disabilities

The province will develop an education accessibility standard to remove barriers that students with disabilities face in classrooms, curriculum and on school premises, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday. She made the commitment hours after receiving an open letter from 22 community groups who called for its creation, arguing that too many special needs students aren’t getting the education they’re entitled to because of obstacles, both in physical environments and teaching. “We recognize that there’s more to be done, and there... +Read More
12/06/16

Students return to class as concerns about teacher working conditions linger

As Nova Scotian students return to classrooms Tuesday morning, many feel the problems that caused disruption in the province’s 400 schools this week have not been resolved. Grade 12 student Hope Martin sees problems with teacher working conditions and wants them… +Read More
12/02/16

Quebec begins two-day consultations on education

The Quebec government is holding a two-day education consultation in Quebec City Thursday and Friday. It focuses on student success and finding ways to increase graduation and to support those with special needs. “For us, we want the government to take into account that we are different. One size does not fit all,” said Stephen Burke, an executive member of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA). After battling the government’s controversial school board reforms – that were eventually dropped – English school... +Read More
11/30/16

Saskatchewan Gradworks internship program cut

The financial axe has fallen on a government internship program originally designed to fill the gap left by departing baby boomers and stem the brain drain from this province. “This, on top of what we’ve seen with de-funding of universities, 11,000 fewer jobs than last year — I think it’s more bad news for young people in the province,” said the NDP’s Carla Beck, critic for the Crown Investments Corp. (CIC). “It’s very unfortunate,” she added. Workers in the Gradworks Intern... +Read More
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