Education minister hasn’t read DECs’ changes to Policy 713 on gender identity

The minister of education has not yet read gender-identity policies passed by education councils that undo changes he made, and it’s still not clear which version of the policy will be in effect when the school year starts next month. In the spring, New Brunswick’s Minister of Education Bill Hogan introduced changes to Policy 713 on sexual orientation […]

Quebec court sides with English school boards fighting education reform

MONTREAL — Quebec English school boards celebrated what they called a “clear victory” on Wednesday, as a Quebec Superior Court judge ruled that parts of a provincial law abolishing school boards violate English-language minority education rights. In a lengthy decision, Justice Sylvain Lussier ruled that several sections of the law cannot be applied to English […]

How will US universities look after affirmative action? | Education News

It has been a 40-year fight in the United States over affirmative action, or taking race into consideration for university admissions. Now, students and schools are adjusting to a new reality after the US Supreme Court reversed the precedent. The ruling is the culmination of a concerted legal campaign by conservative activist Edward Blum and […]

Some Saskatchewan students are concerned about the education ministry’s ability to respond to complaints

Former students of Saskatoon’s Legacy Christian Academy are disputing details in a recent ombudsman report regarding the Ministry of Education’s ability to investigate complaints about registered independent schools. The report from Saskatchewan’s ombudsman says the ministry is unprepared to investigate complaints about registered independent schools, with no process in place to record, investigate, and report […]

Closure of Natural Resources Education Center about efficiencies, collaboration, DNRR says

DNRR photo. MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT: The closing of the Natural Resources Education Center (NREC) at the end of the summer is being made to improve workforce collaboration and efficiency, a spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables said. Residents in Middle Musquodoboit had heard the NREC would be closing and became concerned of losing […]

Innu Nation celebrates record number of Grade 12 graduates

Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Education marked a new record this year after decades of work. It’s celebrating 34 graduates from Innu Nation this Spring — a record for the division after formally taking over education in Innu lands in 2009. When the churches and provincial government ran the education system from the late 1960s to 2008, […]

Muslim groups sue Quebec government over prayer room ban in schools

Quebec Muslim groups are taking the provincial government to court over its recently enacted prayer room ban in public schools, arguing that the order is discriminatory and violates the Charter rights to freedom of religion and association. Five Muslim organizations filed their case this week in Quebec Superior Court, seeking a judicial review of the […]