CSP Report – The Additional Support Needs Blog

At the end of November, the short-life working group on Co-ordinated Support Plans (CSPs) released its Final Report. The purpose of the report was to identify barriers to the effective implementation of the CSP legislation and to make recommendations to support progress. The report begins, as these things often do, with a statement of principles. […]

Learning hours consultation – my concerns – The Additional Support Needs Blog

Response to Consultation on Prescribing the minimum annual number of learning hours The Scottish Government are seeking views on the prescribed minimum learning hours for primary and secondary pupils in local authority schools in Scotland. Sadly, for many pupils the number of hours prescribed will be largely irrelevant as the statutory exemptions provided will allow […]

Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill – The Additional Support Needs Blog

The Education, Children and Young People Committee is the lead committee for the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill, a private member’s Bill, introduced by Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP. The period for interested parties to submit their views on the Bill to the Committee has recently ended. Here is a summary of […]

Yukon government launches new online student financial assistance portal

The Yukon government has introduced a new online student financial assistance application portal, according to an Aug. 1 statement. With the launch of the portal, the statement said post-secondary students from the territory can apply for grants and loans online, check the status of their applications and view funding decision letters, all on one platform. […]

How Flamingo Estate Quietly Perfected the Brand Collab

In the three short years since the brand’s inception, Flamingo Estate has released over 16 collaborations with artists, celebrities, athletes, humanitarians, authors, designers, and even His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Not only is that number staggering for a small, independent farm and wellness brand, but each collaboration is also wholly one of a kind […]

Alberta Liberal party unveils education platform

(Albert Liberals) By rdnewsNOW Staff $1.2 billion May 18, 2023 | 10:58AM The Alberta Liberal party has unveiled their education platform aimed at supporting teachers and improving outcomes for students. “Education enriches lives and builds strong economies. Albertans have told us strong public K to 12 are a top priority. And we listened. We are […]

What Ontario’s education curriculum says about the environment

Classrooms across the province will hold Earth Day-themed events and activities to mark the annual environmental celebration. But what’s being taught about the environment during the rest of the school year? Ontario’s education curriculum lays out, in broad strokes, everything that’s supposed to be taught in schools, and includes information on environmental matters. This is […]