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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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Sask. Ministry of Education criticized for inadequate response to complaints

A recent report from Saskatchewan’s ombudsman says the provincial Ministry of Education is unprepared to investigate complaints about registered independent schools. It says the ministry has no process in place to record, investigate and report complaints about the independent schools it’s responsible for. “Given its regulatory role, the ministry should anticipate receiving complaints related to

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Afghan women ban makes Taliban recognition near ‘impossible’: UN | Education News

Afghanistan’s UN envoy Roza Otunbayeva tells a security council meeting that the Taliban rulers seek UN recognition but reject the world body’s key values. It will be “nearly impossible” for the international community to recognize the Taliban government as long as restrictions on women and girls remain in place in Afghanistan, the United Nations envoy

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Sask. education minister calls for review into ministry of sexual education materials

Education Minister Dustin Duncan has ordered his ministry to review documents pertaining to the youth curriculum, and plans to direct school boards to suspend any upcoming presentations with Planned Parenthood Regina. He announced the directives Thursday afternoon after being made aware that a Grade 9 student picked up graphic sex ed material left behind by

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Manitoba to fund early-years assessment tools, education minister says – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Manitoba educators will get a boost when it comes to digital assessment tools to help identify early years students’ needs, the province said Monday. Education and early childhood learning minister Wayne Ewasko announced $1.6 million in funding for both English and French programs, based on consultation with

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