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Sask. school division says province ‘skews the numbers’ on education funding

Education funding has been a highly debated topic in Saskatchewan, and one school division took the time to fact-check the province’s claims, addressing their repeated message of “record funding.” Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) sent a message to parents and caregivers saying they’ve been reviewing the provincial funding since it was announced in March. 1:50 […]

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Complaints from parents, teachers prompted review of gender policy: NB education minister

Education Minister Bill Hogan said a review of Policy 713 was prompted by hundreds of complaints from across the province, some with concerns about the age-appropriateness of teaching students about gender identity. Speaking to reporters at the legislature Wednesday, Hogan revealed more details about what prompted his department to launch a review of the policy,

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NB sex education curriculum included in review of school gender identity policy – New Brunswick

New Brunswick education minister Bill Hogan says the province is looking at how it teaches students about gender identity and transgender issues as part of a broader review of the policy intended to protect LGBTQ2 youth. The province revealed it was reviewing Policy 713, intended to create an inclusive environment for LGBTQ2 youth, earlier this

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New resources aim to support Indigenous education, says Manitoba minister – Winnipeg

In line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, Manitoba is launching resources to support Indigenous education. Titled as the Mamàhtawisiwin Tools for Reflection, Planning and Reporting, the resources will provide school divisions with a framework to identify areas of funding and policy development. In a press release on April 20, the province

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McLean doubles down that education policies are sufficient

Sexual assault is a difficult topic, especially as evidenced in the legislature March 22 and the scrum afterward. Tough questions were posed about the lack of a policy within the department of Education for student-on-student harm by Kate White, the leader of the Yukon NDP. The NDP leader asked Education Minister Jeanie McLean how could

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New Brunswick budget: University students are happy with the budget

The New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) says it is happy to see the 2023-24 provincial budget take steps towards supporting post-secondary students. The budget included an increase to the Student Financial Assistance program by $7.6 million through their loans and bursary programs. The province also announced a permanent two per cent increase to the operating

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