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Former school board director accused of violating expense rules to face hearing

Former school board director accused of violating expense rules to face hearing

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A former Hastings Prince Edward School Board director of education will be the subject of an Ontario College of Teachers disciplinary hearing. Sean Monteith left the director’s position in March of 2021 without explanation after being hired two years earlier. Monteith is accused by the disciplinary committee of the Ontario College of Teachers of not keeping required records, signing documents he knew to be untrue and charging the school board for expenses…

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UNESCO issues urgent call for appropriate use of technology in education

UNESCO issues urgent call for appropriate use of technology in education

Learning inequities between students widen when instruction is exclusively remote and online content is not always context appropriate. A study of open educational resource collections found that nearly 90% of higher education online repositories were created either in Europe or in North America; 92% of the material in the Open Educational Resources Commons global library is in English. Is it equitable? During the COVID-19 pandemic, the rapid shift to online learning left out at least half a billion students worldwide,…

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‘We talk about growth that works for everyone’: Sask. teachers decry contract talks

‘We talk about growth that works for everyone’: Sask. teachers decry contract talks

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation says the province and school trustees are stonewalling on the biggest issues in negotiations toward a new collective agreement for educators in the province, federation president Samantha Becotte said. Becotte said the union has tried to have discussions about violence in the classroom, as well as class size and complexity, noting these issues affect both teachers and students. 1:27 Teachers’ union says new school funding announcement ‘missing a zero’ “We are seeing an increase of violence…

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Ontario’s rushed education overhauls: concerns raised among educators – Op-Ed

Ontario’s rushed education overhauls: concerns raised among educators – Op-Ed

Ontario elementary educators were informed via a newsletter distributed on Wednesday, June 20, of a new language curriculum to be implemented in the 2023-24 school year beginning this September. The minister of education announced plans to overhaul the language curriculum in Ontario, on the heels of the Ontario Human Rights Commission Right to Read Report, and is introducing a literacy screening tool for educators to use with learners starting in grade 2. The announced curriculum changes put an emphasis on…

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ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORTS RIVER INSTITUTE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORTS RIVER INSTITUTE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Provided by the River Institute Local MPP Nolan Quinn joined the River Institute’s Education team to participate in an interactive environmental science family workshop and learn more a recent $70,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant received by the River Institute from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). “As many of us know in the region, the River Institute is world renowned for the quality of education it provides to our local schools as well as sharing best practices with institutions around the…

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Vaughn Palmer: Eby lines up housing education in Singapore

Vaughn Palmer: Eby lines up housing education in Singapore

Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics opinion News Local News columnists Opinion: The BC premier hopes to learn more about the city state’s innovative housing policies during next month’s official visit Get the latest from Vaughn Palmer straight to your inbox Signup Published May 26, 2023 • Last updated 6 days ago • 4 minute read Apartment buildings in ultra-dense Singapore. Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN /AFP/Getty Images Article content VICTORIA — Premier David Eby has included a visit to Singapore on his…

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Quebec ups offer for education, healthcare workers in union negotiations

Quebec ups offer for education, healthcare workers in union negotiations

The Quebec government announced Wednesday that it’s upping its offers for education and healthcare workers in the hopes of reaching collective agreements with unions. According to Treasury Board president Sonia LeBel, the government is offering a $12,000 lump sum to retirement-eligible teachers who voluntarily agree to remain full-time in 2023-2024. Quebec estimates that nearly 7,000 teachers will be eligible for this offer in the next school year. In addition, $143 million will extend bonuses for health and social services workers…

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Ontario education bill: TDSB voices concerns

Ontario education bill: TDSB voices concerns

Ontario’s largest school board is voicing its concerns about the province’s new education legislation, saying it will weaken the role of school trustees in several matters. Toronto District School Board (TDSB) chair Rachel Chernos Lin enumerated the concerns about Bill 98 during a deputation before the province’s standing committee on social policy and were shared on Tuesday evening in a news release. If the legislation, also known as the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Actis passed, the TDSB said it…

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Province announces 2,000 student spaces at new charter school hub

Province announces 2,000 student spaces at new charter school hub

Article content Alberta Education has unveiled its new charter school hub near the University of Calgary, investing up to $118 million to purchase and renovate office spaces expected to house up to 2,000 students in the next few years. Article content An integral component of Budget 2023’s commitment to what the province has called choice in education, the long-awaited charter hub model will ultimately combine several different charter schools inside the multi-storey SMART Technologies building on Research Road, just west…

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