current events in education 2017

School district to adopt ‘strengthened’ policy for LGBTQ students after provincial changes

The Anglophone East district education council has voted to implement what it describes as a strengthened version of the New Brunswick government’s Policy 713 to protect LGBTQ students. The elected council that oversees 39 schools in southeastern New Brunswick voted unanimously in favor of creating the policy in a rebuke to provincial changes to Policy […]

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Less than half of the children ‘have received a meaningful financial education’

Less than half (47%) of children and teenagers aged seven to 17 have received a meaningful financial education, according to a Government-backed body. The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) estimates from its findings that around 5.4 million children across the UK do not have the money skills they will need in adulthood. Children living in

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Quebec ups offer for education, healthcare workers in union negotiations

The Quebec government announced Wednesday that it’s upping its offers for education and healthcare workers in the hopes of reaching collective agreements with unions. According to Treasury Board president Sonia LeBel, the government is offering a $12,000 lump sum to retirement-eligible teachers who voluntarily agree to remain full-time in 2023-2024. Quebec estimates that nearly 7,000

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Tens of thousands of US education workers launch strike | Education News

Workers in Los Angeles-area school district, second-largest in the US, say wages are not enough to meet high living costs. Tens of thousands of education workers in the second-largest school district in the United States, the Los Angeles Unified School District, have walked off the job to demand higher wages and staffing levels. The three-day

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New joint-use elementary school in Regina’s Harbor Landing announced – Regina

A new elementary school with 11 acres of land in Regina’s Harbor Landing neighborhood was announced by officials from the province. On Thursday, the Saskatchewan Education Minister announced the site of the new West Harbor Landing school. The new joint-use elementary will be located on the corner of Gordon Road and Campbell Street in south

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