Education Appeal Committees – the end? – The Additional Support Needs Blog

The Scottish Government recently consulted on a (longstanding) proposal that the functions of education appeal committees (hearing exclusion appeals, and most placing request appeals) be transferred to the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. With the assistance of colleagues, I prepared a response on behalf of My Rights, My Say. The […]

WYD promotes the value of working in education “as a vocation”

Antonella Sciarrone, Undersecretary of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Culture and Education, underlines the importance of “dignifying” careers in the educational field starting from younger generations. By Alessandro Di Bussolo and Edoardo Giribaldi “We are present here, at World Youth Day, with a stand focused on the Global Compact on Education and two special events.” Antonella […]

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 […]

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. […]

Provincial Government Announces Appointments to Board of Regents at Memorial University

The Honorable Krista Lynn Howell, Minister of Education, today announced seven appointments to the Memorial University Board of Regents. Appointed for three-year terms, the new members include: Bob Hallett; Ashrafee Tanvir Hossain; Justin Ladha; Chief Brendan Mitchell; Nathalie Pender; Tim Powers; and Lynn Zurel. The Board of Regents, along with Memorial University’s Senate, is responsible […]

No Outsiders’ Andrew Moffat talks relationships and sex education

Andrew Moffat of No Outsiders pictured at a school. (Supplied) No Outsiders creator Andrew Moffat hopes the government will “listen to teachers” in its review of relationships and sex education. In March, the education secretary and women and equalities minister announced a review into how relationships, sex and health education is being taught in schools […]

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 […]

‘Kids don’t live in a basic world’: Public school board trustees express concerns with proposed legislation

School communities are being encouraged to provide feedback to the province when it comes to the proposed Better School and Student Outcomes Act. While the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board supports any initiatives that improve student achievement and well-being, trustees note Bill 98 is not all sunshine and rainbows. The Better Schools and Student […]

Sudbury news: Cambrian awarded for Indigenous education efforts

Cambrian College in Sudbury has been recognized for providing a learning environment that celebrates and respects Indigenous people. The school was recently presented with the Colleges and Institutes Canada silver award for Indigenous Education Excellence. Officials at Cambrian said Tuesday the school has taken many steps to show its commitment to Indigenous learning, including more […]