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Ontario’s ‘back to basics’ push in education: Here’s what you need to know

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 requirements to report publicly on their progress.  Here are some highlights: Student achievement plans  Each school board is required to post what’s called its Student Achievement Plan,…

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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 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 sector in the future. In a speech at the London Tech Week conference, Ms Keegan will launch a call for evidence to ensure AI is…

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Provincial Government Announces Appointments to Board of Regents at Memorial University

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 for all matters related to programming, qualifications of employees, and all other matters deemed to be in the best interest of the institution. The Board…

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Canadian Teachers’ Federation Statement on Student Data

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 virtual learning created many challenges, such as securing sufficient devices and high-speed internet access for teachers and students, but the damaging legacy of the sudden…

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BC expands access to in-school child-care programs

BC expands access to in-school child-care programs

With licensed practical nurse Tracy Maplesden-McClymont and her wife both working at a clinic in BC’s South Okanagan, access to quality child care is a necessity. Two years ago, they discovered a program offering affordable before- and after-school child care on campus. It was a lifesaver. “One of us would have to quit work if we didn’t have this. It would mean one less nurse in our clinic,” Maplesden-McClymont said. Their first son, Jacob, who is now in first grade,…

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