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Equity, Leadership, Opinion, School Community

Cdn EdWire – French Immersion Program Review in New Brunswick – Part Deux

Angst-filled consultation awaits a province still bruised by the great 2008 immersion debate. For some, the upcoming task force headed by two former education ministers comes too little too late.

Ex-ministers review early French immersion program – CBC NB

French immersion reform ‘won’t be easy’ – CBC NB

Tory plan to review immersion panned – Fredericton Daily Gleaner

Ex-ministers review early French immersion program – CBC NB

French immersion reform ‘won’t be easy’ – CBC NB

Tory plan to review immersion panned – Fredericton Daily Gleaner

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Photo by: Harold Jarche http://www.flickr.com/photos/jarche/2347689030/sizes/m/in/photostream/

OTHER NEWS

Teaching gay acceptance in schools urged – CBC

Report gives failing grades to Canada’s education system – Postmedia

National education standards touted for N.B. – Moncton Times & Transcript

School district mergers possible? – Moncton Times & Transcript

First Nation’s school a first – Winnipeg Free Press
Former PM Martin introduces program

City schools count up the cash – Edmonton Journal
Restored $18.6M in provincial funds expected to have tangible impact in system, minister says

B.C.’s plan for education transformation – Comox Valley Echo

Guidance counsellors shedding their university-or-bust philosophy – Globe and Mail

Students and parents want schools to act on cyber-bullying – Globe and Mail

INTERNATIONAL

IQ Isn’t Set In Stone, Suggests Study That Finds Big Jumps, Dips In Teens – NPR

EDUBLOG HIGHLIGHTS

Superintendents as Blog Leaders – Culture of Yes (Chris Kennedy)
The reasons why superintendents are joining the blog world are similar to those of school principals — it can help build community, and allows us to tell our story in our own words; it is excellent modeling for leadership, and for the students we encourage to write for public audiences.  The topics covered by superintendents are varied – they can range from the issues of the day to reflections on school visits.  In the past year alone, there has been a dramatic increase in district leaders finding and sharing their voice in the digital world. Who is blogging, and what they are saying: (read more)

Asking a Different Question – The Principal of Change (George Couros)
Spending the last few days at the 21st Century Learning Leadership Forum at Banff, we had a great conversation at the end of the conference discussing some of our key learnings moving forward.  It was echoed throughout the conference the importance of bringing our communities, and especially our parents into the conversations.  Their input is so valued and the importance of hearing that voice that is the expert on their own child, will really help move our schools towards a more personalized experience for every child.

Although there was a huge discussion about all of the different ways that we could try to communicate with parents and give them a transparent view into our schools, one comment stuck with me that I have heard many times before: (Read More)


Meet the Expert(s)

Max Cooke 2018

Max Cooke

Interim CEO

Max Cooke is Interim CEO of the EdCan Network .

Max Cooke est le directeur général par intérim du Réseau ÉdCan.

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