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B.C. expands post-secondary education for Métis students

B.C. expands post-secondary education for Métis students

Métis post-secondary students are benefiting from new education and training opportunities as a result of an investment through the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan.   Métis Nation British Columbia is exploring a new Métis post-secondary institution model and strengthening the Michif language to meet the needs of Métis learners through a new $1.65-million investment over the next three years. “In our pursuit of lasting and meaningful reconciliation, the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan stands as a resolute commitment to address systemic…

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EdSource, Distributed Media Lab to launch California Education News Network

EdSource, Distributed Media Lab to launch California Education News Network

EdSource and Palo Alto-based tech company Distributed Media Lab (DML) are partnering to create the California Education News Network with funding from the Google News Initiative. The network will be anchored by EdSource’s award-winning editorial team using DML’s technology platform, which news organizations across California and beyond can embed on their websites. EdSource will curate a roundup of the most important educational news stories around the state and country, contributing to its own journalism, as well as other notable sources….

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INTERVIEW: Supporting comprehensive sexuality education in Thailand

INTERVIEW: Supporting comprehensive sexuality education in Thailand

Unintended teenage pregnancies are significant among the poorer parts of the north of the country, where accessibility to services and information is harder to reach than elsewhere, and there is anecdotal evidence in some schools showing an increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. Palang Jo, or Youth’s Power, is an NGO based in Phrae in northern Thailand whose objective is to empower and increase the capacity of young people and ensure they are well informed on choices with necessary and required…

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The board appoints a new director of education

The board appoints a new director of education

Jérémie Lepage started with the board in Moonbeam, his official duties as the new leader of the administrative team starting Jan. 1, 2024 There’s a new face at the helm of the French Catholic school board. Jérémie Lepage has been appointed as the director of education and secretary treasurer of the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières (CSCDGR). He’s accepted the position with “immense pride and a deep sense of responsibility”. “I am committed to working closely with…

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Edmonton education funding for 2023-24 falls short: EPSB – Edmonton

Edmonton education funding for 2023-24 falls short: EPSB – Edmonton

The Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) has approved the $1.3 billion 2023-24 budget, but that doesn’t mean they like it. Disappointment was felt around the table Friday as the trustees looked at what chair Trisha Estabrooks said was another unsatisfying budget. “Yet again we have a budget that doesn’t truly reflect the number of kids that we’re serving and doesn’t truly provide the kind of supports that we need,” said Estabrooks. “That this budget is happening when there’s great money…

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Harrow mom says ‘hopeless’ the school system is failing to accommodate her son

Harrow mom says ‘hopeless’ the school system is failing to accommodate her son

A Harrow mom is speaking out for what she says is the public school board’s failure to handle her seven-year-old son’s education and medical needs. Jessica McCoy says Harrow Public School limited her son’s access to class time and hasn’t accommodated his health concerns in a timely manner. McCoy’s issues with the school went back to February last year. At that time, she said her son, who was in senior kindergarten, was only allowed to attend school for one hour…

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TDSB says Ontario’s education bill could weaken role of trustees if passed

TDSB says Ontario’s education bill could weaken role of trustees if passed

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 Act, is passed, the TDSB said…

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Ontario education minister wants teachers to accept private mediation

Ontario education minister wants teachers to accept private mediation

Ontario’s education minister said Monday he has called on teachers’ unions to accept private mediation in order to ensure contracts are in place before the start of the new school year, but two unions said it’s too early for that and two others said they weren’t actually asked. Stephen Lecce said parents deserve a sense of predictability for September and private mediation helped to reach a deal with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents support staff. “We want…

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Alberta fortifying career education programming based on task force recommendations

Alberta fortifying career education programming based on task force recommendations

The changes are based off recommendations from the Career Education Task Force, April 18, 2023. (Photo: LNN) By Christian Oldale April 18, 2023 | 11:36AM EDMONTON, AB – Alberta’s government says it is strengthening career education programming, based on recommendations from the Career Education Task Force. Throughout November and December 2022, the task force heard from students, teachers, education partners and industry leaders across Alberta to figure out how the government can help improve access and limit barriers to career…

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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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