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Best Practices in Public Education Across Canada: The Urban Aboriginal Education Project – Lakehead District School Board

Lakehead District School Board is located in the Thunder Bay area of Ontario. With a student enrollment of just over 13,000, the board consists of twenty-five elementary, four secondary and one adult education centre. Lakehead District is one of the boards that participated in the Urban Aboriginal Education Project, an innovative provincial pilot project in the area of aboriginal…


Saving the Haida language through immersion – and just in time

This post, written by Melanie Jackson of the British Columbia School Trustees’ Association, is an excerpt from “The Way Forward is the Way Back: Saving the Haida Language.” When Haida Gwaii Trustee Wayne Wilson was a boy, his parents spoke their native Haida only when they didn’t want him to know what they were saying….

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National Day of Action for Shannen’s Dream

Today marks a National Day of Action to make Shannen’s Dream a reality. Hundreds of students in Ottawa will support this Day of Action by marching on Parliament, demanding the Federal Government to address the issue of educational equity for First Nations students. Shannen Koostachen was a student activist who advocated for funding equality and safe conditions for…

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Memorial University and CSBA Launch Pan-Canadian Research Study on School Board Governance

Researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland have launched an ambitious Pan-Canadian research study in collaboration with the Canadian School Boards Association. The work of Dr. Gerald Galway, Dr. Bruce Sheppard, Dr. Jean Brown (Memorial University) and Dr. John Wiens (University of Manitoba) is aimed at furthering understanding of effective governance practices of school boards/districts across…


Quebec English School Boards Association Launches “Go Publique” Promotional Campaign

The Québec English School Boards Association (QESBA), representing the nine English school boards of Québec and their 340 elementary and high schools, has launched the second phase of an ambitious campaign called “Go Publique” to promote English public schools in the province. The campaign highlights the many successes of the English public system in Québec;…

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New Initiative by Nova Scotia School Board Addresses Literacy Needs of Boys

A new initiative by the South Shore Regional School Board, a member board of the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, is increasing awareness of the specific literacy needs of young boys in the classroom. Recent research and various initiatives from Ministries of Education have identified the unique learning style of boys in the classroom; literacy strategies specific to…

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“Public Education: The Spirit of a Nation”-CSBA Congress 2011

The Canadian School Boards Association and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association are pleased to announce preliminary program and registration details for CSBA Congress 2011-a unique professional development opportunity not to be missed! This year’s Congress will take place in Ottawa from July 7th-10th. Please refer to the Congress 2011 brochure for detailed information. The…

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Best Practices in Public Education Across Canada: Saskatchewan School Boards Association-First Nations and Métis Education Action Plan

The Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA), in collaboration with the SSBA Aboriginal Council, has identified a strategic plan to address First Nation and Métis education in the province’s public schools. The “First Nations and Métis Education Action Plan 2010-2012” contains four strategic results: To ensure that Saskatchewan School Boards are supported in establishing a representative…

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Atlantic Conference: Defining A Vision for 21st Century Education

The Atlantic Conference, a professional development opportunity for trustees and administrators in the Atlantic region, will be hosted by the Nova Scotia School Boards Association from November 25th-27th in Halifax. This years’s theme is “Abacus to Internet: What Next?” and will explore various issues surrounding 21st century learning: specifically; effective instruction of 21st century skills…