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BETT 2018 is almost upon us, and in the frenzy of activity before the show I got asked to write a couple of hundred words on some key questions for one of the numerous pre-show articless.  613 more words

Education Policy

Allison Hanes: Education strategy is welcome, but is it progress or patching holes?

Investing in its youngest citizens to give all children a strong start in life is one of the smartest things a government can do, especially in a society as well off as Quebec. 811 more words

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'Digital file' will follow Quebec children from birth through school

Quebec unveiled its strategy for children under 8 years old Tuesday, including the establishment of a “unified digital file” that will follow children throughout their school career. 477 more words

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Quebec schools to get $740 million for renovations in 2018

Quebec says it will spend an unprecedented $740 million to maintain, renovate and expand schools across the province in 2018.

“It’s a historic amount,” Education Minister Sébastien Proulx said Monday as he made the announcement at École Iona in Montreal’s Snowdon district. 457 more words

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Editorial: Legislators’ education tour wastes time and money

Legislators plan to waste precious time and money touring the state to learn what is already well-known.

The Joint Committee on Student Success will seek answers to the state’s abysmal high school graduation rate with a year-long tour starting after this year’s short legislative session ends March 11. 41 more words

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Hitting the books: How Alberta Education is rewriting curriculum for the next generation of students

Alberta’s ambitious plan to overhaul its K-12 school curriculum got political in 2017.

United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney accused the NDP of “socially engineering” children with the curriculum, and claimed social studies lessons will be bereft of military history. 3,413 more words

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