People for Education

Change needed in Indigenous education

A new report from People for Education shows that Ontario’s provincially-funded schools have a substantial distance to go in order to meet the government’s goals for Indigenous education.

The report—Moving toward reconciliation in Ontario’s publicly funded schoolsshows that 80% of Indigenous students attend provincially-funded schools in Ontario school boards, and that only 31% of elementary and 53% of secondary schools provide professional development for staff on Indigenous education.

To read a summary of the report, click here.

Count me in!

Data from the the 2016 census is used by governments, communities, and researchers, and the information collected has an impact on education programs, funding, and policy.

Statistics Canada has also developed a Teachers’ Kit, with learning activities for both elementary and secondary grade levels. The activities can be integrated into several subjects, including math, social studies, and science.

To access the 2016 Census Teachers’ Kit, click here.

What’s in the education news this week?

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Finland’s public education system is closing the country’s inequality gap.

Ontario’s new well-being strategy focuses on cognitive, emotional, social and physical wellness.

New neuroscience research uses MRIs to reveal how stories “light up the brain.”

Canada ranks 17 out of 29 on child/youth well-being: Unicef report.

Sweden rethinking market-based education reform: “too much blind faith that more private schools would guarantee greater education quality.”