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Texas university president resigns in latest US race-related row | Politics News

The president of Texas A&M University has resigned his position after a public row over the hiring of a prominent Black professor to kick-start the school’s journalism program. The announcement on Friday represents the latest turn in what has emerged as a prominent conservative target in the so-called US “culture wars”: race and inclusivity programs […]

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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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Opposition leaders want more details about the new school announcements

Nova Scotia opposition leaders say the Progressive Conservative government should be able to provide proof to the public that new schools announced in recent months — all of them in Tory districts — are those most in need of replacement. Education Minister Becky Druhan released her government’s school capital plan last month. Along with renovations

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The Ontario Education Minister congratulates the extraordinary Oakville girl for her achievement

Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce, accompanied by Oakville North-Burlington MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos, visited the Post’s Corners Public School on Friday, June 2, to congratulate the 12-year-old student Bhavishyaa Vignesh who won the first edition of the Space Brain Hack challenge organized by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The education minister met Bhavishyaa Vignesh and presented

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Province to reassess how Manitoba schools are funded – Winnipeg

The education sector has requested the Manitoba provincial government to take another look at how it funds schools to ensure adequate division. Education Minister Wayne Ewasko announced the government will meet with divisions and stakeholders to ensure “all feedback is considered” in terms of how school divisions earn money. “As we focus on improving literacy

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Timmins news: Students learn about the trades during Catholic Education Week

In celebration of Catholic Education Week, officials at Ecole Louis-Rheaume are giving students opportunities to learn from others. “They always say it takes a village to help a child grow; it also takes a village to teach our children,” said Karen Collins, principal of Ecole catholique Louis-Rheaume. “With the high demand trades, it’s never too

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Quebec issues directive banning prayers in public schools

Quebec’s education minister has formalized a promise to ban prayer rooms and other religious practices in the province’s public schools. Bernard Drainville issued a directive late Wednesday saying schools must ensure that none of their spaces are used “in fact and in appearance, for the purposes of religious practices such as open prayers or other

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Former education minister says inclusion in NB has become an ‘absurd situation’

Nichole McCarthy worries about her 10-year-old son’s future. Tristen has a diagnosis of autism. He can’t read or write — McCarthy fears he will never at this rate. She said she attended Grade 5 for only half days and is falling further and further behind. “He can’t just sit home half of the day, every

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