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Australian Aboriginal children sing their way back to language | Education News

Marking the United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Languages, an Aboriginal community in remote Central Australia is working on a ground-breaking new children’s album. Ampe-mape Alyelheme (Kids Sing) is a collection of songs performed and recorded in the endangered Arrernte language. Carol Turner, an Arrernte educator-turned-musician with Children’s Ground, the organization leading the project, says …

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Cuts slice into Saskatoon Public Schools education funding as the budget balances out

Saskatoon Public Schools has approved the operating budget for the upcoming school year, but cutbacks have come down to make ends meet. “We’re appreciative of the additional funding we’ve received,” said SPS board chair Colleen MacPherson. “That said, there is still chronic underfunding pressures throughout the division we will need to address but the focus …

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Letter: School boards are inefficient educational models of the past

School boards: A local board authority is responsible for the provision and maintenance of schools Today’s School Boards: A unit of local government that determines the policy, budget, leadership and administration within certain districts, public and Catholic schools. The evolution of our school boards shows distinct and magnified changes. incorporating political-Social and Religious aspects from …

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Northern Ireland schools teach pupils that homosexuality is wrong

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s report found that relationships and sexuality education in Northern Ireland schools does not meet human rights standards. (Getty Images) A report has been ruled there is a “compelling” case for a reform of relationships and sexuality education (RSE) after it was found that some schools in Northern Ireland teach …

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Alberta Education’s hike to transportation funding is slow to make change

Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Despite a 30 per cent increase in transportation funding, driver and vehicle deficiencies have delayed improvements for at least another year Published June 05, 2023 • Last updated 6 days ago • 5 minute read Southland Transportation school buses were photographed in a southwest Calgary storage area on Tuesday, October …

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Province to reassess how Manitoba schools are funded – Winnipeg

The education sector has requested the Manitoba provincial government to take another look at how it funds schools to ensure adequate division. Education Minister Wayne Ewasko announced the government will meet with divisions and stakeholders to ensure “all feedback is considered” in terms of how school divisions earn money. “As we focus on improving literacy …

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NB education minister’s commitment to consultation on Policy 713 questioned – New Brunswick

New Brunswick education minister Bill Hogan said a review of a policy designed to protect LGBTQ2 youth in schools would include consultation with a variety of stakeholders, but some groups are wondering why they have yet to receive a call. The review of Policy 713, which sets minimum inclusion standards for LGBTQ2 students in the …

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New Brunswick education minister breaks silence on teacher negotiations – New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s education minister Bill Hogan is firing back at the New Brunswick Teacher’s Federation over claims that they are being “squeezed” by the government. Hogan used part of his opening speech at the legislature’s estimates committee to address teacher wages, saying the salaries for the province’s teachers measure up favorably against their Atlantic counterparts. …

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‘Absolute chaos’: York Region teachers, parents call for more support

‘We’re going to end up … looking back and talking about a lost generation,’ the teacher says in wake of People for Education report sounding alarm on mental health in schools Right now has been one of the most difficult times of her teaching career, a York Region kindergarten teacher says. ‘Sarah’ describes classrooms as …

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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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