Former school board director accused of violating expense rules to face hearing

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A former Hastings Prince Edward School Board director of education will be the subject of an Ontario College of Teachers disciplinary hearing. Sean Monteith left the director’s position in March of 2021 without explanation after being hired two years earlier. Monteith is accused by the disciplinary committee […]

Welsh lessons – The Additional Support Needs Blog

So, I came across an article on Special Needs Jungle on the new Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018, which came into force on 1 September 2021. This seems to represent a sweeping change in the special educational needs framework (now to be known as additional learning needs). You can read about […]

No complaints received by New Brunswick Education Department

FREDERICTON – A freedom of information request filed by a University of New Brunswick professor has revealed that no parents complained to the province that they had been left in the dark about their children’s preferred pronouns. Melissa Dockrill Garrett, a researcher specializing in inclusive education, asked the Education Department for all complaints […]

Opposition leaders want more details about the new school announcements

Nova Scotia opposition leaders say the Progressive Conservative government should be able to provide proof to the public that new schools announced in recent months — all of them in Tory districts — are those most in need of replacement. Education Minister Becky Druhan released her government’s school capital plan last month. Along with renovations […]

Teachers get summers off. Teachers college students? Not at Western U

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Western University’s faculty of education is speeding up and modifying the process to become a certified teacher amid what officials are calling a critical shortage in classrooms provincewide. Published June 12, 2023 • Last updated June 12, 2023 • 2 minute read (Free Press file photo) Article content Western […]

39 single-family houses planned in Ellicott City development

Patapsco Crossing rises next to Maryland’s largest state park. Prices start at $949,990. May 24, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. EDT Historic Ellicott City, Md., is about three miles from Patapsco Crossing. (Benjamin C Tankersley for The Washington Post) Comment on this storyComment Address: 8504 Sunell Lane, Ellicott City, Md. Builder: Miller and Smith Type of […]

Quebec education minister skewered for suggesting teachers don’t deserve the same pay hike as MNAs

Quebec Education Minister Bernard Drainville is facing fierce criticism for comments he made about the relative worth of teachers’ work in a video interview Monday with the editorial team at Le Devoir. Political columnist Michel David asked Drainville about negotiations with the province’s teachers, who have been offered a nine per cent increase over five […]

School District 43 passes $476 million budget for 2023/’24

More education assistants, support for administrators and no layoffs for teachers are among the highlights of the 2023-24 Coquitlam school district budget. School District 43 (SD43) has passed its 2023-24 school budget, calling it “responsive” to classroom needs. The board of education trustees gave three readings to the financial spending plan totaling more than $476 […]

‘Kids don’t live in a basic world’: Public school board trustees express concerns with proposed legislation

School communities are being encouraged to provide feedback to the province when it comes to the proposed Better School and Student Outcomes Act. While the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board supports any initiatives that improve student achievement and well-being, trustees note Bill 98 is not all sunshine and rainbows. The Better Schools and Student […]