Florida education commissioner no show at Black history forum

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Leaders of a forum on Florida’s new standards for teaching Black history encouraged parents to let their discontent be heard by showing up at local school board meetings, sending feedback to the state’s Department of Education and voting. Hundreds of lawmakers, teachers and parents crowded into Antioch Baptist Church […]

Canada lifts education requirement for Hong Kong immigrants

Vancouver resident Calvin Wong says he can finally start picturing a future in Canada after the federal government announced it was dropping educational requirements for Hong Kongers seeking permanent residency in the wake of the Chinese city’s crackdown on dissent. Wong, 28, had graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology […]

Ontario’s ‘back to basics’ push in education: Here’s what you need to know

Premier Doug Ford’s government is pushing Ontario schools to focus on what it calls “getting back to the basics of education.” The 2023-24 school year brings fresh momentum to that push from Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce.    The government is now armed with new powers to set provincial priorities for student achievement, and school boards face new […]

What can Brazilian teachers learn from London? Nearly 50 of them are here to find out

From the Amazon River to the Thames River, a group of Brazilian teachers made the 7,000 km trek to London, Ont., to soak in knowledge about Canada’s education system. “In Canada we are learning another way to see people around us, and that’s a great thing so far,” said Debora Menezes, an elementary special education […]

Higgs’s remarks on LGBTQ policy called ‘deplorable’ by education council members

Members of the Anglophone East district education council have waded into a debate over New Brunswick’s policy on LGBTQ students in schools, with one member calling Premier Blaine Higgs’s comments on the issue “deplorable.” “I know it’s recent news, it just came out, but the premier’s comments regarding Policy 713 tonight are absolutely deplorable,” Dominic […]

NB reviews gender-identity policy in schools as supporters accuse ministers of caving to anti-LGBTQ pressure

The Higgs government in New Brunswick says it is rethinking its school policy on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools because of a backlash against the guidelines. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development confirmed it’s reviewing the policy, designed to support gay, lesbian and trans youth, “after hearing concerns and misunderstandings of […]

New Brunswick education minister breaks silence on teacher negotiations – New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s education minister Bill Hogan is firing back at the New Brunswick Teacher’s Federation over claims that they are being “squeezed” by the government. Hogan used part of his opening speech at the legislature’s estimates committee to address teacher wages, saying the salaries for the province’s teachers measure up favorably against their Atlantic counterparts. […]