Exclusion statistics 2020/21 – The Additional Support Needs Blog

The Summary Statistics For Schools In Scotland 2021 have been released, with the more detailed stats being available as of March 2022. These statistics are based on the annual pupil census (conducted in September 2021) and the attendance, absence and exclusion returns for the 2020 to 2021 school year. As always, I am particularly interested […]

The schools are once again alive with the sound of music — but the pandemic took a toll

Winnipeg music teacher Jewel Casselman is back in her element, leading elementary-aged students in song and guiding them on musical instruments after three years of pandemic restrictions and adapting lessons. Her students are finally getting their hands on the ukulele she purchased back in 2019, for instance, and they’re having a blast. “You get to […]

The Ontario Education Minister congratulates the extraordinary Oakville girl for her achievement

Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce, accompanied by Oakville North-Burlington MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos, visited the Post’s Corners Public School on Friday, June 2, to congratulate the 12-year-old student Bhavishyaa Vignesh who won the first edition of the Space Brain Hack challenge organized by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The education minister met Bhavishyaa Vignesh and presented […]

Sask. government pledges $40M top-up for education budget

A month after Premier Scott Moe said more money was on the way for school divisions, Saskatchewan’s education minister announced a $40 million top-up. Dustin Duncan shared the news during a media conference in Saskatoon at Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School. “The government of Saskatchewan has funded enrollment increases in the past and I want […]

NB reviews gender-identity policy in schools as supporters accuse ministers of caving to anti-LGBTQ pressure

The Higgs government in New Brunswick says it is rethinking its school policy on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools because of a backlash against the guidelines. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development confirmed it’s reviewing the policy, designed to support gay, lesbian and trans youth, “after hearing concerns and misunderstandings of […]

Access to post-secondary education expanded for former youth in care

Former youth in care in BC of all ages will have their tuition waived for post-secondary education as the government takes action to remove age requirements for the Tuition Waiver Program. In 2017, the BC government developed the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program that waived tuition and fees for former youth in care between 19 and […]