Document from 2007 has guided Manitoba Education pandemic response

Document from 2007 has guided Manitoba Education pandemic response

Saturday classes and “vacation school” are listed as options to make up for lost instruction time in the emergency preparedness plan that has guided Manitoba’s COVID-19 response to K-12 education. In March 2020, Manitoba Education staffers circulated a 2007 document outlining pandemic guidelines for schools. A physical copy of the plan, recently obtained by the … Read more

Manitoba launches Indigenous education framework

Forget textbooks – a growing number of students and teachers in Manitoba are learning about the histories, cultures and contemporary lifestyles of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people directly from elders and knowledge keepers. Manitoba has earmarked $ 1.6 million to expand an initiative that has seen elders partner with school divisions throughout early 2022 … Read more

More support for education needed

Last week, Manitoba’s auditor general released a review of the government’s response to the pandemic in our kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms. His findings should concern us all. He found that the Manitoba government did not have quality, system-level data to inform the pandemic response and did not have a co-ordinated response to address the … Read more

Indigenous education featured in Manitoba reforms

In a nod to the treaties and traditional lands on which K-12 classrooms in Manitoba operate, the new provincial education plan states there is “an urgency” to prioritize Indigenous education, especially language programs, in public schools. Following the release of Manitoba Education’s latest reform plans, readers were quick to notice repeated references to truth and … Read more