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 […]

N.B. Anglophone education system gets recommendations

The New Brunswick Department of Education came out with eight recommendations Wednesday for the Anglophone education system’s upcoming school year. “One of the things we’re going to do is hire teachers under contract,” said N.B. Education Minister, Bill Hogan. “So that we know in certain areas and districts will help identify those […]

Wisconsin governor signs bill overhauling elementary reading education

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill into law Wednesday overhauling the way reading is taught in the state. The Republican-authored bill is meant to improve sagging reading scores and emphasizes phonics, the relationship between sounds and letters, over memorization. It also requires more frequent reading tests and employs reading coaches […]

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, […]

Cursive writing to be reintroduced in Ontario schools

Cursive is making a comeback. Relegated in 2006 to an optional piece of learning in Ontario elementary schools, cursive writing is set to return as a mandatory part of the curriculum starting in September. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said it is about more than just teaching students how to sign their own name. “The research […]

Two PC MLAs vote with Liberals in bid to stall education governance bill

Two Progressive Conservative MLAs broke ranks with their party again Tuesday and voted with the Liberal opposition in a bid to stall progress on an education bill that critics say would centralize decision-making power. Ross Wetmore and Andrea Anderson-Mason voted with a Liberal amendment that would send the bill to the legislature’s law-amendments committee for […]

Catholic school official apologizes for hurt from Rainbow Tent email

Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News business Superintendent of education Tom Hickey says a “trust has been broken” but that the division promises to support and welcome all students. Published June 02, 2023 • Last updated Jun 02, 2023 • 3 minute read Visibly emotional at times, GCSCS superintendent of education Tom Hickey addressed dozens of […]

Ministry delivering $40M funding top-up for Sask. school divisions

Breadcrumb Trail Links Saskatchewan Sask. Politics News An additional $40 million is coming to school divisions, announced just ahead of the June deadline for finalized budget submissions. Published June 01, 2023 • Last updated 1 week ago • 3 minute read Thousands gathered at the Rally for Education at the Legislature in Regina on Saturday […]