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Give some First Nations schools more money than urban counterparts, says federal minister

First Nations schools deserve the same level of funding as those in Canada’s cities and towns, but some First Nations schools should get even more, says Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett. In an interview with CBC News, Bennett noted… +Read More

Premier Notley visits Calgary, announces new education pilot program

Students at St. Peter elementary Monday scarfed down bowls of spaghetti, veggies, buns and milk, provided through a new school nutrition program being piloted by the province. The Calgary Catholic district school in Penbrooke Meadows was one of a handful… +Read More
Mona Markwart, principal at Riverside Community School in Prince Albert, extols the virtues of her supportive team at the school, whether it’s in the classroom or helping with the school’s daily lunch program.

It’s all about team approach for Markwart to support students

PRINCE ALBERT – There’s an educational pedagogy espoused by those who quite often sit in overstuffed chairs behind large oak desks
and pontificate about how things should unfold in a perfect world. Then there’s reality. That happens to be where principal… +Read More

‘Social impact bond’ a first for Canadian schools

Ashantay McKenzie-Missens came back to her old school to vouch for it. She’s now studying at Luther College High School, but she spent three good years at Regina’s Mother Teresa Middle School, which she called “amazing.” “It’s one of the best things I ever did with my life … it’s expanded my horizons so much in terms of my future,” she said of the school, which Education Minister Don Morgan called the boldest experiment in elementary education in the province... +Read More

Ignoring indigenous culture leads to classroom disconnect

April-Skye Biolchini was bullied so often and so harshly in high school, she came dangerously close to giving up on her education altogether. Most of the bullies targeted her because she was indigenous, said Biolchini, who is originally from the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario. The 18-year-old recalls struggling to concentrate in the classroom. She could barely sleep at night and rarely wanted to get out of bed in the morning. Biolchini’s one of many indigenous students who struggle to succeed in... +Read More

After switching schools, transgender Halifax teen finds acceptance on football field

A transgender Halifax teenager who transferred high schools over bullying says he’s been warmly accepted on his new school’s football team. Kenny Cooley, a Grade 12 student at Halifax West High School, was initially nervous to put his name on the try-out list. “I was scared of what other people would think about me on the team and I felt like I wouldn’t fit in,” Cooley told CTV News Channel on Wednesday. “It took me about a good hour of... +Read More
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