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 […]

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 […]

UCDSB details student impact from continued Indigenous Education

The Upper Canada District School Board says they are creating meaningful and personal land acknowledgments to work with Indigenous partners to identify the traditional territory each school is situated on, as well as implementing rich programming that offers Indigenous students the opportunity to form deeper connections with their own culture and share it with their […]

Sask. school division says province ‘skews the numbers’ on education funding

Education funding has been a highly debated topic in Saskatchewan, and one school division took the time to fact-check the province’s claims, addressing their repeated message of “record funding.” Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) sent a message to parents and caregivers saying they’ve been reviewing the provincial funding since it was announced in March. 1:50 […]

NDP wouldn’t make big changes to education tax rebates if elected, but out-of-province billionaires are out

Education property tax rebates would stick around under a Manitoba NDP government, the party leader Wab Kinew is promising, but the number of recipients will shrink. Kinew told reporters on Monday his party wouldn’t make major changes to one of the PC government’s signature pledges. “I don’t think you’ll see us do anything dramatically different, […]

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 […]

Afghan women talk about 500 days of being denied education by the Taliban

Another school year is underground in Afghanistan, but missing from classrooms across the country are girls and young women. It has now been more than 500 days since the Taliban banned female students first from secondary schools, then later from universities in August 2021. The Taliban have imprisoned the most famous supporter of girls’ education, […]

Alberta outlines education funding to train 3,400 more health-care workers

Alberta has promised $200 million in funding for post-secondary health-care programs as part of its latest budget. Health Minister Jason Copping said in a news conference Monday at the University of Alberta in Edmonton that the funding would help train an additional 3,400 health-care professionals. “Our ability to recruit and retain doctors is a top […]