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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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Not every parent’s voice is valued by Florida’s Parental Rights in Education laws

Florida’s recent slew of “Parental Rights in Education” laws, dubbed “Don’t say gay” by critics, doubles down on our nation’s culture wars as a strategy to foment a fear of “others” and deepen divisions among Floridians. Gov. Ron DeSantis and his minions want you to believe these laws protect the rights of all parents and

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Harrow mom says ‘hopeless’ the school system is failing to accommodate her son

A Harrow mom is speaking out for what she says is the public school board’s failure to handle her seven-year-old son’s education and medical needs. Jessica McCoy says Harrow Public School limited her son’s access to class time and hasn’t accommodated his health concerns in a timely manner. McCoy’s issues with the school went back

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Notley promises to hire teachers, education assistants if NDP wins Alberta election

Alberta’s NDP is promising to hire thousands of teachers and support workers in the public education system if the party wins the provincial election set for May 29. Leader Rachel Notley says an NDP government would add $700 million in funding for public education over the next four years. She said the money would go

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Quebec education reform: Legault defends education minister

Quebec Premier François Legault came out publicly Saturday to defend Education Minister Bernard Drainville via Facebook post. Bernard Drainville tabled Bill 23 on Thursday. Among other things, the bill would give him full power to appoint the general directors of school service centers, overturn their decisions, and dismiss them. According to Legault, Drainville “is taking

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Al Jazeera’s Folly Bah Thibault appointed to UN education fund | Education News

The acclaimed international journalist from Guinea has been appointed as a Global Champion for Education Cannot Wait. Al Jazeera’s Folly Bah Thibault, an acclaimed international journalist, has been appointed as a Global Champion for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. “Folly Bah Thibault is a

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Contract talks resume between Carleton University and striking education workers

Carleton University and the union representing education workers returned to the bargaining table Saturday morning, as the clock continues to tick down on the winter semester. About 3,000 graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants and contract instructors at the university began strike action on Monday, after CUPE Local 4600 and the university failed to come to

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Hybrid education model starts in Turkish universities

A hybrid education system that offers face-to-face, as well as distance education, at universities will be implemented with different models in universities starting Monday. The president of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), professor Erol Özvar, announced that the new decisions made in the earthquake’s aftermath will be implemented as of April 3, 2023, for

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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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Education advocates raise concerns about proposed TDSB staffing reductions

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is poised to eliminate hundreds of staff positions due to the expiry of special COVID-19 funding from the province, prompting concerns from education advocates. The Ministry of Education gave the school board more than $30 million in funding through the COVID-19 Learning Recovery Fund in each of the past

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