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Thousands take to Sask. Legislature to protest education shortfalls

Thousands take to Sask. Legislature to protest education shortfalls

Breadcrumb Trail Links Saskatchewan Sask. Politics News Local News “Publicly funded education is important, and they can’t continue to siphon money off and limit the resources and discredit what we’re doing.” Published Apr 29, 2023  •  Last updated 4 days ago  •  5 minute read Thousands gathered at the Rally for Education at the Legislature in Regina on Saturday April 29, 2023. Photo by Larissa Kurz /Regina Leader-Post Article content In a sea of colourful posters and cheering protesters outside the…

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CSP Report – The Additional Support Needs Blog

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. In this case, we are reminded that “Scottish education is based on the belief that education is a human right and that all children and…

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Learning hours consultation – my concerns – The Additional Support Needs Blog

Learning hours consultation – my concerns – The Additional Support Needs Blog

Response to Consultation on Prescribing the minimum annual number of learning hours The Scottish Government are seeking views on the prescribed minimum learning hours for primary and secondary pupils in local authority schools in Scotland. Sadly, for many pupils the number of hours prescribed will be largely irrelevant as the statutory exemptions provided will allow education authorities to provide reduced learning hours based on broad criteria at their say-so alone. The concerns outlined below were discussed with Scottish Government officials…

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

‘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 negative effect on children’s emotional stability. It said its call for a smartphone ban sent a clear message that digital technology as a whole, including…

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Alberta’s education minister to press forward with developing new social studies curriculum

Alberta’s education minister to press forward with developing new social studies curriculum

Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Local News Published Jul 25, 2023  •  Last updated 2 days ago  •  4 minute read A mandate letter to Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides was released on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Postmedia, file Article content After a UCP election campaign that saw little to no talk of K-12 education, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is directing attention back towards the province’s curriculum. The government does not, however, have a timeline on when new drafts…

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Aki Kikinomakaywin’s ‘learning on the land’ camp in Thunder Bay gets Indigenous youth excited about science

Aki Kikinomakaywin’s ‘learning on the land’ camp in Thunder Bay gets Indigenous youth excited about science

Indigenous youth gathered this week at Lakehead University and Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont., in a special camp centered on Aki Kikinomakaywin — Ojibway for “learning on the land.” Seventeen young people aged 12 to 16 came from First Nations across northern Ontario to participate in the second year of the program that began July 16. The activities included conducting stream assessments through Indigenous ways of knowing, combined with Western science. A big goal of the camp is to…

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Sheridan College summer classes blend education with recreation | Local News

Sheridan College summer classes blend education with recreation | Local News

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s summer community classes are giving students — and instructors — the opportunity to explore and enjoy interests in an educational, low-pressure environment. This year, the college is offering numerous courses to the public, including a mountain biking class and a golf class. The courses began June 12 and ran for eight weeks. Parker Klar is the campus recreation coordinator for Sheridan College, but this summer he’s wearing another hat as the instructor of the golf community…

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Many students will be ‘losing out of a high school education’ if Ontario proceeds with the apprenticeship plan: People for Education

Many students will be ‘losing out of a high school education’ if Ontario proceeds with the apprenticeship plan: People for Education

An education advocacy group is speaking out against the province’s proposed plan to allow Grade 11 students to leave high school to join an apprenticeship program full time. Earlier this year, the province announced that it intends to permit students to drop out of their final two years of high school to pursue an apprenticeship program in the skilled trades. On Wednesday, People for Education released a report highlighting concerns with the change. “The plan, if implemented, would make Ontario…

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Spryfield high school student wins $100,000 scholarship

Spryfield high school student wins $100,000 scholarship

Silas Moore said it was an average April day when he left his calculus class at JL Ilsley High School in the Spryfield area of ​​Halifax to check his email. A new message in his inbox read, “congratulations.” He was about to find out that he was the winner of one of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships. Every year, 1,500 high school students around the country, each representing a different school, are nominated to win a $100,000 or $120,000 Schulich Leader…

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Sask. government pledges $40M top-up for education budget

Sask. government pledges $40M top-up for education budget

A month after Premier Scott Moe said more money was on the way for school divisions, Saskatchewan’s education minister announced a $40 million top-up. Dustin Duncan shared the news during a media conference in Saskatoon at Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School. “The government of Saskatchewan has funded enrollment increases in the past and I want to assure you that we will continue to increase enrollment funds to support our growing and diverse province,” Duncan said. Duncan pledged $20 million for…

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