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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 […]

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More work is needed to understand the ‘risks’ that AI could pose – Education Secretary

More work is needed to understand the risks that artificial intelligence could pose to schools, colleges and universities, the Education Secretary will say. Gillian Keegan will call on education leaders and technology experts to come forward with ideas on how generative artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in a positive way to support the education

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Provincial Government Announces Appointments to Board of Regents at Memorial University

The Honorable Krista Lynn Howell, Minister of Education, today announced seven appointments to the Memorial University Board of Regents. Appointed for three-year terms, the new members include: Bob Hallett; Ashrafee Tanvir Hossain; Justin Ladha; Chief Brendan Mitchell; Nathalie Pender; Tim Powers; and Lynn Zurel. The Board of Regents, along with Memorial University’s Senate, is responsible

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Canadian Teachers’ Federation Statement on Student Data

OTTAWA, Ontario, July 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented disruptor to in-person education throughout the world and Canada was no exception. With little to no notice at all, teachers across the country found themselves teaching their students through computer screens and apps instead of in their classrooms. Switching to

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