Education

COVID-19: Concerns over Alberta’s at-home learning exemptions

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

While most students are heading back to online learning as part of Alberta’s updated public health restrictions, Hutterite colony and Mennonite schools will remain in class. David Nilsson’s wife is an education assistant at a Horizon Colony school. He says his wife had no warning about the exemption until …

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COVID-19: University of Regina planning for transition back to in-person classes for fall term

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The University of Regina has begun planning for a staged reopening of its campuses in the fall semester, according to a press release sent Wednesday. “The University’s goal is to welcome as many people back to campus as is safe to do so with increased options for in-person teaching …

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Educators, advocacy groups raise alarm about Ontario’s online learning plan

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2021 12:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario education unions, advocacy groups and parents are raising concerns about a government plan to …

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COVID-19: Front-line workers in Montreal’s east end honoured with emotional ceremony

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

There was an emotional ceremony at Honoré-Mercier Elementary School in Montreal’s east end Tuesday morning, as students and staff paid tribute to front-line workers from the area for their work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of east end health-care workers were among those given a plaque and a …

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COVID-19: Regina Catholic school students ask officials to re-think transition to in-class learning

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Uncomfortable and on edge, some high school students with the Regina Catholic School Division (RCSD) weren’t happy about going back to school on Monday. A group of more than a dozen students from Michael A. Riffel High School penned a letter to its board, asking them to re-think their …

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Two more Louis Riel Division schools move to remote learning as superintendent shows concern

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The superintendent of Louis Riel School Division worries in-class learning may be unsustainable as the third wave of COVID-19 continues to push more schools into remote learning. College Jeanne-Sauve and Lavallee School will go remote starting Monday, making it three schools in the division now learning from home. Ecole …

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Lethbridge schools prepare for another transition back to learning at home

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

On Thursday afternoon, Alberta announced new COVID-19 restrictions using a “targeted” approach for “hot spot” regions, which includes a transition back to online learning for some students effective Monday. Hot spot regions were determined to be “municipalities or communities where there are at least 350 cases per 100,000 people …

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Regina Public Schools ‘disappointed’ data for in-class learning decisions not being regularly shared

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As another round of remote learning in most Regina schools comes to an end, an internal email from the public school division’s education director alleges statistics that guide decision-making with regards to COVID-19 aren’t being regularly shared.  Global News obtained a copy of the email from Regina Public Schools …

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COVID-19: Fleming College moves ahead with Severn Court Student Residence outbreak investigation

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

While Peterborough Public Health and Peterborough police have ended investigations into the deadly outbreak of COVID-19 at Severn Court Student Residence, Fleming College is now embarking on its own investigation. The college hired a former police officer from a homicide unit to help with the investigation into the parties …

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What you need to know as students in Nova Scotia move to online learning

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Students in Nova Scotia are once again turning to virtual learning during a week of record-breaking COVID-19 cases and tight restrictions. On Monday, Premier Iain Rankin announced that all schools in the Halifax region were to close immediately and begin online learning on Thursday for the next two weeks. …

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