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 […]

How has your view of higher education changed after the COVID-19 pandemic?

As academia emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Waterloo Region Record asked recipients of four honorary doctorates from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University to offer their thoughts on how the pandemic has changed their perspective on the importance of higher education. These are their answers: The question: With the World Health Organization […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sierra Leone: Center for Girls’ Voices in Education Reforms

The Sierra Leone government should prioritize the views and experiences of girls to advance its education reforms, Human Rights Watch and Purposeful said in a report released today. Despite the government’s important progress on access to education for girls, many girls who are pregnant, living in poverty, or in rural areas remain at risk of […]

Quebec issues directive banning prayers in public schools

Quebec’s education minister has formalized a promise to ban prayer rooms and other religious practices in the province’s public schools. Bernard Drainville issued a directive late Wednesday saying schools must ensure that none of their spaces are used “in fact and in appearance, for the purposes of religious practices such as open prayers or other […]

Quebec education minister asks for investigation into sexual misconduct in schools

On Tuesday, Quebec’s education minister, Bernard Drainville, announced the launch of a “general” investigation into sexual misconduct in schools following multiple denunciations and allegations of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior at the primary and secondary school level. Drainville told the National Assembly he had asked officials to shed light on “any situation involving behavior that […]