CSP Report – The Additional Support Needs Blog

At the end of November, the short-life working group on Co-ordinated Support Plans (CSPs) released its Final Report. The purpose of the report was to identify barriers to the effective implementation of the CSP legislation and to make recommendations to support progress. The report begins, as these things often do, with a statement of principles. […]

Afghan women ask Canada for education and accountability

OTTAWA – Ahead of the second anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghan women are asking Canadians to join them in protecting gains in girls’ education and resisting legitimacy for the terrorist group. Meanwhile, Ottawa won’t say when Canadian development groups will be able to launch projects in Afghanistan. “It’s a […]

More work is needed to understand the ‘risks’ that AI could pose – Education Secretary

More work is needed to understand the risks that artificial intelligence could pose to schools, colleges and universities, the Education Secretary will say. Gillian Keegan will call on education leaders and technology experts to come forward with ideas on how generative artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in a positive way to support the education […]

Halifax-Area Education Strike “Imminent”, Union Says

Article content HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Halifax-area school support staff including Assistive Technology Support Workers, Child and Youth Care Practitioners, Mi’kmaq and Indigenous Student Support Workers, African Nova Scotian School Support Workers, Schools Plus Community Outreach Workers, Educational Program Assistants, Early Childhood Educators and School Library Specialists are ready to strike if the provincial government […]

School District 43 passes $476 million budget for 2023/’24

More education assistants, support for administrators and no layoffs for teachers are among the highlights of the 2023-24 Coquitlam school district budget. School District 43 (SD43) has passed its 2023-24 school budget, calling it “responsive” to classroom needs. The board of education trustees gave three readings to the financial spending plan totaling more than $476 […]

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. […]