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International Report Card on Public Education in Canada

The Environics Institute for Survey Research is today releasing a report on Canada’s public education system, in an international context. The report was prepared by Dr. Andrew Parkin, an independent education researcher and former Director General at the Council of Ministers of Education Canada. ABSTRACT The comparative performance of education systems is attracting more attention […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 2015215 Views

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Canada’s Premiers Announce 2015 Literacy Award Recipients

September 8, 2015 – Today, in honour of International Literacy Day, Canada’s Premiers announced the recipients of the 11th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award. The award is presented each year to educators, volunteers, learners, community organizations, non-governmental organizations and businesses in each province and territory to celebrate outstanding achievement, innovative practice and excellence […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2015218 Views

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CBE director recognized as outstanding educator of Indigenous students

Sep. 01, 2015 Elizabeth Gouthro, a learning director with the CBE, has been selected to receive a Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Award in the category of Partner in Indigenous Education. This prestigious national award recognizes and celebrates outstanding educators for having innovative teaching practices; advocating for updated resources and more cultural teachings in the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2015224 Views

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Report Card on Teacher Pay versus Student Outcomes Across Provinces

The author finds no evidence to support the argument that paying teachers more is associated with better student performance. September 1, 2015 – There is no clear relationship between province-wide student assessment results and relative teacher pay in Canada’s six largest provinces, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Value for Money? Teacher […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2015210 Views

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Restored funding helps students start the school year right

As Alberta students head back to class, many schools are seeing the direct benefits of $103 million dedicated by government to support enrolment growth. Highlights include: school boards hiring more teachers, maintaining teacher-student ratios, hiring Diverse Learning Teachers, and putting specific supports in place for vulnerable students including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit learners. On […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2015167 Views

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Attention Day Scholars, Descendants and First Nations

Attention Day Scholars, Descendants and First Nations Please see the link below for information about a class action lawsuit involving the Kamloops and Sechelt Indian Residential Schools and other Indian Residential Schools.  AFN has been asked to share this information as widely as possible as it is of interest and importance to Day Scholars, descendants […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2015258 Views

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Assembly of First Nations and RBC Announce Heroes of Our Time Scholarship Recipients

Assembly of First Nations and RBC Announce Heroes of Our Time Scholarship Recipients August 31, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) August 31, 2015 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and RBC are proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Heroes of Our Time (HOOT) scholarships. The Heroes of Our Time scholarships acknowledge and celebrate the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2015239 Views

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AFN Bulletin – IRSSA Personal Credits for Education – August 2015

  AFN Bulletin – IRSSA Personal Credits for Education – August 2 The Assembly of First Nations issues regular updates on work underway at the national office. More information can be found at www.afn.ca. Personal Education Credits – Surplus Transfer The application process for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) Personal Education Credit is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2015343 Views

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“The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples,” Truth and Reconciliation Executive Summary

Credits: Gwikih Dai’ – Indigenous Perspectives of Canadian Histor Published on Jul 7, 2015 Crystal Fraser reads the section, “The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples,” from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Executive Summary, pages 241-243. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2015199 Views

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New sociology class launching in September: Examines impact of workplace and environmental exposures

August 18, 2015 Athabasca University’s Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is launching a new Sociology of Aging course beginning in September that will explore how and why workplace and environmental factors can affect individual health. SOCI 331 “Environmental Influences on Development and Aging Across the Life Course” is a three-credit, intermediate-level course. The class […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2015257 Views

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