Center Stage – The Additional Support Needs Blog

Yesterday, the report by Prof. Ken Muir CBE “Putting Learners at the Centre: Towards a Future Vision for Scottish Education” was published, alongside the Scottish Government’s response to the report and its recommendations. The recommendations are all either fully accepted, broadly accepted or accepted in principle. The headlines, of course, are on what is to […]

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 […]

Erin Kelly, outgoing director of education GECDSB, retires Friday

After a decade with the Greater Essex County District School Board, outgoing director of education, Erin Kelly, is ready to pass off the reigns.  Kelly was with the Upper Grand District School Board in Guelph, where she served as Superintendent from 2004 to 2013.  She began her role as director in Windsor in August 2013. […]

Provincial education minister tours new Sudbury, Ont. school, announces STEM investment with Science North

Ontario education minister Stephen Lecce made a trip to Sudbury, Ont. on Thursday to announce a new investment with Science North. However Lecce toured the brand new Lasalle Elementary School first, which is set to open this September for students from kindergarten to Grade 6. Lasalle Elementary will be the Rainbow District School Board’s (RDSB) latest […]

Sheridan College summer classes blend education with recreation | Local News

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s summer community classes are giving students — and instructors — the opportunity to explore and enjoy interests in an educational, low-pressure environment. This year, the college is offering numerous courses to the public, including a mountain biking class and a golf class. The courses began June 12 and ran for eight […]

Minister Haggie Recognizes Early Childhood Education Week

The Honorable John Haggie, Minister of Education, today joins the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Newfoundland and Labrador, to proclaim May 28 to June 3 as Early Childhood Educators Week. This week celebrates the significant role early childhood educators play in the lives of children in guiding their early learning and development, through well […]

Province to reassess how Manitoba schools are funded – Winnipeg

The education sector has requested the Manitoba provincial government to take another look at how it funds schools to ensure adequate division. Education Minister Wayne Ewasko announced the government will meet with divisions and stakeholders to ensure “all feedback is considered” in terms of how school divisions earn money. “As we focus on improving literacy […]

Quebec education reform: Legault defends education minister

Quebec Premier François Legault came out publicly Saturday to defend Education Minister Bernard Drainville via Facebook post. Bernard Drainville tabled Bill 23 on Thursday. Among other things, the bill would give him full power to appoint the general directors of school service centers, overturn their decisions, and dismiss them. According to Legault, Drainville “is taking […]