current events in education 2018

Teachers unions eye ‘racist, homophobic’ education initiatives while students battle pandemic learning loss

The nation’s largest teachers unions have set their sights on battling so-called “racist” and “homophobic” education initiatives as students have fallen behind academically during the pandemic and struggle to make up lost ground. The New York Times reported Tuesday that students in the United States have shown “slower than average growth in math and reading” […]

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Innu Nation celebrates record number of Grade 12 graduates

Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Education marked a new record this year after decades of work. It’s celebrating 34 graduates from Innu Nation this Spring — a record for the division after formally taking over education in Innu lands in 2009. When the churches and provincial government ran the education system from the late 1960s to 2008,

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NB education minister’s commitment to consultation on Policy 713 questioned – New Brunswick

New Brunswick education minister Bill Hogan said a review of a policy designed to protect LGBTQ2 youth in schools would include consultation with a variety of stakeholders, but some groups are wondering why they have yet to receive a call. The review of Policy 713, which sets minimum inclusion standards for LGBTQ2 students in the

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How a new history group aims to defend Canadians like John A Macdonald

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Canadian Politics Canada ‘A number of us were concerned about what we saw happening to history being perverted or new words coming in; different facts, alternative facts, false information’ Published April 20, 2023 • Last updated 1 week ago • 5 minute read The decapitated head of a statue of Sir

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Only ‘silent’ prayers are allowed in Quebec schools as province moves to ban prayer rooms

Québec City – Quebec’s education minister said Wednesday it will soon be forbidden to have prayer rooms in the province’s public schools. Bernard Drainville told reporters in Quebec City he had learned from at least two Montreal-area schools that had permitted students to gather for prayer. Drainville said he would issue a directive to all

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