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As gender protests move closer to students, is it time for ‘bubble zones’ outside of schools?

As gender-related policies in schools draw debate, some are calling for “safe zones” to be established around schools to allow students to remain focused on education. Safe zones — also known as bubble zones — effectively create a perimeter around institutions by either limiting or prohibiting certain activities, like protests, in a defined area. It […]

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Muslim groups sue Quebec government over prayer room ban in schools

Quebec Muslim groups are taking the provincial government to court over its recently enacted prayer room ban in public schools, arguing that the order is discriminatory and violates the Charter rights to freedom of religion and association. Five Muslim organizations filed their case this week in Quebec Superior Court, seeking a judicial review of the

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Ontario eliminates post-secondary education requirement to become police officers

Ontario will eliminate the post-secondary education requirement to become a police officer, expand enrollment for its basic training program and ax tuition fees at the Ontario Police College, the premier said Tuesday. The moves are designed to get more police officers into communities, Doug Ford said. “We need reinforcements, we need more police officers on

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Former education minister says inclusion in NB has become an ‘absurd situation’

Nichole McCarthy worries about her 10-year-old son’s future. Tristen has a diagnosis of autism. He can’t read or write — McCarthy fears he will never at this rate. She said she attended Grade 5 for only half days and is falling further and further behind. “He can’t just sit home half of the day, every

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UN says prominent Afghan girls’ education activist arrested | Education News

Matiullah Wesa of the Pen Path NGO that traveled across Afghanistan with a mobile school and library has been arrested in Kabul, says UN mission. The United Nations says a prominent Afghan girls’ education activist has been arrested in Kabul and called on Taliban authorities to clarify the reason for his detention. “Matiullah Wesa, head

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How to spot fake news? Canadians need better education: EU official – National

The European Union’s head of combating foreign interference in communications says allegations that Beijing is meddling in Canada’s elections can be an opportunity to improve the public’s understanding of disinformation. Lutz Guellner, who leads the EU foreign ministry’s work on strategic communications, was visiting Ottawa last week as part of collaboration on a G7 working

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Doug Ford Pulled a Sneaky Move to Quietly Cut Education

News Doug Ford’s 2023 budget is hiding a $47 million cut to education by Mitchell Thompson, Ontario Reporters March 23, 2023 Despite the prospects of layoffs across Ontario’s school system, Doug Ford’s 2023 budget has no additional funds earmarked for education, leaving the province’s education system tens of millions of dollars in the hole. Adjusting

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