Tag Archives: Education

COVID-19: Students push for safe, outdoor graduation ceremonies in Ontario

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

Graduation has been the topic of conversation between 17-year-old Anoosha Keshav and her friends for months. After their last two years of high school were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississauga, Ont., teen and her peers crave a little normalcy to mark the end of this stage in …

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Manitoba education minister, deputy public health officer to hold COVID-19 update Saturday

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

Manitoba’s education minister Cliff Cullen and deputy chief provincial public health officer Dr. Jazz Atwal, are expected to host a joint news conference Saturday afternoon. The latest  COVID-19 address is being held over the phone for media outlets only at 1 p.m. In Saturday’s COVID-19 update, the province says …

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Winnipeg School Division shutting down playgrounds

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

The Winnipeg School Division says its playgrounds are now off-limits for those who don’t attend the school during the day. The division says the move is being made because of increased use by community members during school hours. “WSD recognizes that outdoor play is one of the few pleasures …

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Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks at Edmonton-area child-care facilities puts pressure on families

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

An Edmonton family has been stuck at home for nearly a month after one child had repeated COVID-19 exposures at daycare. “Unfortunately our son, who is three, has had two COVID exposures over the last month, so basically back-to-back quarantines for him,” parent Lindsey Warkentin said. “And then in between …

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COVID-19 vaccines: Use Ottawa schools to immunize students, board trustee says

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

A trustee with Ottawa’s largest school boards believes a potential return to the classroom at the end of the month could coincide with a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign for the city’s teenagers. After Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those aged 12 and over last week, Ontario Premier …

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Students struggle with isolation, lack of structure during remote learning: parents, counsellors

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

Students in Winnipeg and Brandon from kindergarten to Grade 12 are moving back to remote learning on Wednesday in an effort by the province to break the transmission line of Manitoba’s rapidly escalating COVID-19 numbers. It’s something Winnipeg parent Pam Rubachuk isn’t looking forward to. “I’m not happy,” Rubachuk …

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Parents, school divisions react to upcoming closure of Winnipeg, Brandon schools

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

Parents and school divisions were left scrambling Sunday after the province announced all Winnipeg and Brandon schools from K-12 would move to remote learning starting Wednesday. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief medical health officer and Education Minister Cliff Cullen made the announcement at a rare press conference Sunday …

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COVID-19: Province to announce additional COVID-19 measures for schools on Sunday

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

In a rare Sunday press conference, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin and Education Minister Cliff Cullen are set to discuss additional COVID-19 measures in schools Sunday afternoon. Global News will stream the announcement at 1:30 p.m. This comes after students at schools across the province continue …

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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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