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Jill Biden in Paris to Mark US Return to UN’s Educational and Scientific Agency

Washington — Jill Biden has represented her country at the Olympics in Tokyo, a king’s coronation in London and a royal wedding in Jordan. She gets another chance to put her ambassadorial skills to work this week when the United States formally rejoins a United Nations agency dedicated to education, science and culture around the …

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Alberta Liberal party unveils education platform

(Albert Liberals) By rdnewsNOW Staff $1.2 billion May 18, 2023 | 10:58AM The Alberta Liberal party has unveiled their education platform aimed at supporting teachers and improving outcomes for students. “Education enriches lives and builds strong economies. Albertans have told us strong public K to 12 are a top priority. And we listened. We are …

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Students are overwhelmed by too much course content

The internet’s boundless capacity is becoming a millstone for students, as they struggle for buoyancy in a rising tide of course content. An Australian study has found that academics are largely oblivious to the “online engagement fatigue” engulfing students. Spurred by the need to cater to different learning preferences, educators dish up a banquet of …

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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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Ontario has ‘come quite far’ on Indigenous education but there’s much more to be done: report

Publicly funded schools in Ontario have made significant progress on Indigenous education over the last decade, but there’s still more to be done before the province can say it’s fully implemented the education-related calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a new report says . The report was published Monday by the public …

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The minister of education is not willing to commit to permanent mid-year funding adjustments

Breadcrumb Trail Links Saskatchewan Politics “We’re two months away from the end of the school year, so even if there was additional money coming like there was in November, December, I think it would be hard for the school divisions to really deploy that.” Published April 27, 2023 • Last updated 14 hours ago • …

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Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation worried about lack of funding for education

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) is warning that cuts could be headed for the classroom. Rising inflation and not enough education funding in this year’s provincial budget could mean tough times ahead. With more than three thousand additional students in classrooms last year, and more expected for next year, the STF is concerned about the …

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Blossoming flower: Land-based education takes root in the Edmonton river valley

Long before reaching the kids frolicking near a teepee in Edmonton’s river valley, you can hear their excited chatter. Over spring break, 10 children learned Cree, baked bannock, raced on snowshoes and followed animal tracks in the forest. Ranging from four to 10 years old, they are the first participants of the land-based education program …

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Alberta to create health care student spaces with $200M, 3-year spend

Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Local News “Today we were investing in the future of each and every citizen in the province and moving towards making our vision of equitable access to health care a reality,” said the U of A medical school dean. Published March 13, 2023 • Last updated 2 days ago • 3 …

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