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 […]

Education minister tours new Lasalle Elementary School

Located on the campus of Lasalle Secondary, students will begin attending the elementary school in September Education Minister Stephen Lecce toured the new Lasalle Elementary School today. Located on the campus of Lasalle Secondary School, the new school in New Sudbury opens to students in September. “It’s a beautiful school and I think it’s going to […]

Are Latino ‘Systems of Knowledge’ Missing From Education Technology?

At a time when school districts are spending money on edtech like never before, it’s perhaps natural that some educators would be skeptical about both the pace and enthusiasm behind it. As we’ve reported in the past, some teachers have clearly expressed that tech tools should support and not replace their expertise. Meanwhile, changing demographics […]

Reasonable adjustments for schools in a time of pandemic – The Additional Support Needs Blog

Schools have had a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils since amendments to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 came into force in 2001. These duties were later expanded to include “auxiliary aids and services”. The phrase “reasonable adjustments” is fairly well known by now, but prompts the question – “what is reasonable?” and […]

Quebec’s English-speaking community applauds court decision on education reform – Montreal

Quebec’s English-speaking community is reflecting on what they call a “clear victory” for English-language minority education rights. This, after a Quebec Superior Court judge struck down parts of the province’s controversial education reform known as Bill 40. It took almost three years for a decision, but Quebec’s English-speaking community is relieved it’s status quo. “Since […]

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 […]

As gender protests move closer to students, is it time for ‘bubble zones’ outside of schools?

As gender-related policies in schools draw debate, some are calling for “safe zones” to be established around schools to allow students to remain focused on education. Safe zones — also known as bubble zones — effectively create a perimeter around institutions by either limiting or prohibiting certain activities, like protests, in a defined area. It […]

Mohawk suspends educational assistant program

As school boards across the province struggle to staff classrooms, Mohawk College has suspended its two-year educational support diploma program due to low enrollment. With just nine students registered for fall 2023 — down from 59 in 2021 — the program was canceled for the 2023-24 year. For years, there has been a steady decline, […]

Contract talks resume between Carleton University and striking education workers

Carleton University and the union representing education workers returned to the bargaining table Saturday morning, as the clock continues to tick down on the winter semester. About 3,000 graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants and contract instructors at the university began strike action on Monday, after CUPE Local 4600 and the university failed to come to […]