‘Put learners first’: Unesco calls for global ban on smartphones in schools | Unesco

Smartphones should be banned from schools to tackle classroom disruption, improve learning and help protect children from cyberbullying, a UN report has recommended. Unesco, the UN’s education, science and culture agency, said there was evidence that excessive mobile phone use was linked to reduced educational performance and that high levels of screen time had a […]

Jérémie Lepage new CSCDGR director of education

Article content The Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières (CSCDGR) has announced the appointment of Jérémie Lepage as director of education and secretary treasurer. Article content “The school board trustees expressed their confidence in Mr. Lepage to manage the school board, guide strategic planning, and lead the CSCDGR for the years to come,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Serbia’s education minister resigned in the wake of deadly mass shootings, including at primary school

Serbia’s education minister submitted his resignation Sunday following two mass shootings, one of them at a primary school, that left 17 people dead, while the European country’s government urged citizens to turn in all unregistered weapons or run the risk of a prison sentence. Education Minister Branko Ruzic is the first Serbian official to resign […]

Ontario scrapping post-secondary education requirements for police recruits

The Ontario government said Tuesday it is introducing a number of new measures to boost lagging police recruitment numbers, including eliminating a post-secondary education requirement to be hired as an officer and covering the costs of mandatory training. “We need more police officers on our streets, more boots on the ground,” Premier Doug Ford said […]

Alberta to boost career-focused programming for Grade 7-12 students

Article content Alberta is increasing access to career-related training for students in grades 7 to 12, the latest move from the UCP aimed at bringing a greater vocational focus to the education sector. Article content Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said at a Monday news conference the province is implementing several recommendations from a task force […]