education news articles 2021

It Happens Here explores reactions to new Indigenous education standards

CATHY WURZER: You may remember that the school curriculum was a political flashpoint during the midterms around the country last year. And there are signs it will loom large in the upcoming 2024 elections as well. WTIP North Shore Community Radio recently looked at the debate over how to teach kids about Minnesota’s past, with […]

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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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Innovation, collaboration, education emerged as themes of the NWT climate conference

To tackle our climate crisis, Richard Nerysoo says we can’t be paralyzed by fear. Nerysoo, a former NWT politician, is now an “energy champion” with a federal initiative that supports remote Indigenous communities to reduce their reliance on diesel. He participated in a three-day conference this past week engaging residents, government and industry representatives on

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Copyright exceptions in Canadian education aren’t a loophole, they’re essential

The shift towards digital access has changed the way libraries buy materials. (Shutterstock) Recent op-eds about Canadian copyright law call on the Canadian government to stop allowing uncompensated copying in education. At the end of May, an op-ed in The Globe and Mail described the current state of affairs regarding copyright and education as “the

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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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Alabama education director ousted over book’s stance on race

Article content MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday announced she was replacing her director of early childhood education over the use of a teacher training book, written by a nationally recognized education group, that the Republican governor denounced as teaching “woke concepts” because of language about inclusion and structural racism. Article

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East Toronto rallied slated to protest the province’s funding plans for public education

In the aftermath of Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy’s budget last month, parents and education workers are calling for additional investments in the province’s education system. Although the Province of Ontario has hailed the new budget as a record-setting amount, many are calling foul play as it appears to them that education has been underfunded.

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Education Department rules would allow some restrictions on trans athletes

The Education Department proposed a rule Thursday in connection with the growing number of states that have banned transgender student-athletes from participating on school sports teams that align with their gender identities. The department’s proposed rule would change Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 — which prohibits discrimination based on sex in federally

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