The Educators for Social Justice – Nova Scotia (ESJ-NS) and the Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education (NSPPE) have just released their Manifesto for Progressive Public Education which identifies four major threats to progressive public education in this province: the weakening of community engagement, the impact of austerity, the weakening of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and the influence of right-wing think tanks.
Raymond Sheppard reflects on what it means to be Black parents setting out to raise confident and happy kids.
PSA: Come learn and share your experiences and help build a vibrant family voice for inclusive education. November 2, 10 am – 4 pm, Halifax
On Oct 24, Dalhousie and SMU are co-presenting this keynote lecture by Dr. Malinda Smith: Why Diversity, Decolonization and Intersectional Equity Matter in Canadian Universities
Dr. Julia Wright: “We’ve been talking a lot about affordability this election. Let me tell you what that looks like in Halifax for those on short-term contracts or per-course contracts at one of our universities.”
News release: “Faculty and students can’t keep doing more with less,” says Dr. Julia Wright, DFA President. “We’re committed to helping Nova Scotia keep its historic place on the map as a centre of learning, and to Dalhousie’s reputation as a leading research university, but inadequate funding is a serious obstacle.
After the hurricane: Judy Haiven asks why school closures were all or nothing, one size fits all. And why isn’t NS Power picking up the bill for all those comfort centres?
PSA: Please join the Dalhousie Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and the Black Cultural Centre for a free public lecture by Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, the new James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Media release: “When a child is hungry; when they aren’t sure where home will be at the end of the day; when they don’t have adequate clothing; it’s very hard for them to focus on learning,” says Wozney. “The evidence is clear that on average, children living in poverty experience worse academic outcomes and are twice as likely to drop out of school. They also have a much higher chance of developing a mental health issue.”
Kendall Worth chats with a woman who gets an unexpected break, allowing her to get off welfare. But not before being abandoned by her former friends because of the stigma of poverty and social assistance…