Alberta Government investing millions into Indigenous education –

The Alberta government is investing $10.5 million over three years to Indigenous Partners through the pilot program “Bridging Classrooms to Communities.” “Creating welcoming environments, demonstrating cultural awareness and providing system supports through the Bridging Classrooms to Communities program will help support Indigenous students’ success in and out of the classroom,” a government press release said. […]

Manitoba to fund early-year assessment tools, education minister says – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Manitoba educators will get a boost when it comes to digital assessment tools to help identify early years students’ needs, the province said Monday. Education and early childhood learning minister Wayne Ewasko announced $1.6 million in funding for both English and French programs, based on consultation with […]

Quebec ups offer for education, healthcare workers in union negotiations

The Quebec government announced Wednesday that it’s upping its offers for education and healthcare workers in the hopes of reaching collective agreements with unions. According to Treasury Board president Sonia LeBel, the government is offering a $12,000 lump sum to retirement-eligible teachers who voluntarily agree to remain full-time in 2023-2024. Quebec estimates that nearly 7,000 […]

Ministry rejects Ottawa school board plan for 4-day week

An Ottawa-area school board said it would not move to a four-day schedule at two of its elementary schools this fall after Ontario’s Education Ministry refused to approve the plan. In March, the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) announced the pilot project would begin this fall at École élémentaire catholique l’Étoile-de-l’Est in Orléans […]

How to spot fake news? Canadians need better education: EU official – National

The European Union’s head of combating foreign interference in communications says allegations that Beijing is meddling in Canada’s elections can be an opportunity to improve the public’s understanding of disinformation. Lutz Guellner, who leads the EU foreign ministry’s work on strategic communications, was visiting Ottawa last week as part of collaboration on a G7 working […]

Catholic school board director of education Joan Carragher announces retirement

The Catholic school board is on the hunt for a new director of education. Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board chair Kevin MacKenzie announced the news during Tuesday (March 28) night’s board meeting where Joan Carragher, who joined the board in December 2020, said she will retire from her position effective Aug. […]

CBE takes $34M out of reserves to cover staff costs, enrollment growth

Article content Faced with unprecedented growth, complex classrooms and new building projects, public school officials are forecasting a draw of $34 million in operating and capital reserves this year. Article content According to the Calgary Board of Education second quarter budget update before trustees this week, the administration anticipates taking $12.3 million from operating reserves […]

Doug Ford Pulled a Sneaky Move to Quietly Cut Education

News Doug Ford’s 2023 budget is hiding a $47 million cut to education by Mitchell Thompson, Ontario Reporters March 23, 2023 Despite the prospects of layoffs across Ontario’s school system, Doug Ford’s 2023 budget has no additional funds earmarked for education, leaving the province’s education system tens of millions of dollars in the hole. Adjusting […]

Afghanistan school year starts without millions of teenage girls | Education News

Afghanistan’s schools have reopened for the new academic year, but hundreds of thousands of teenage girls remain barred from attending classes as Taliban authorities ban their attendance at secondary schools. Education Minister Habibullah Agha confirmed in a statement that schools up to grade six “will currently be open for girls”, effectively retaining a ban on […]