Alberta school boards call on government to reconsider seclusion room ban

Alberta’s largest school boards are urging the education minister to reconsider a ban on seclusion rooms in schools across the province. Story continues below In a joint statement released Friday, the board chairs and superintendents of the Calgary Board of…

CSDM will apply Quebec’s religious symbols ban, plans to table report next week

Montreal’s biggest francophone school board, Commission Scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) now says it will apply the government’s religious symbols ban, Bill 21. Earlier this year, CSDM officials argued they would refuse to enforce the law before ‘proper consultation.’ Story continues…

Education minister appoints panel to review new Alberta curriculum

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange has appointed a panel to look over the work done by the previous NDP government on Alberta’s new curriculum, and provide advice on how to move forward on its development. The panel will be chaired by…

Manitoba playwright named library’s Writer-in-Residence

A playwright, screenwriter and non-fiction writer has been named the Winnipeg Public Library’s new Writer-in-Residence for 2019-2020. Carolyn Gray, best known for the award-winning play The Elmwood Visitation, is also an instructor at Brandon University. The Writer-in-Residence program gives emerging local writers…

Ontario education minister open to negotiating changes to class sizes

TORONTO – Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says he is open to negotiating a smaller boost to class sizes with teachers. The government announced in the spring that high school class sizes would rise from an average of 22 to…