Expert panel to advise Nova Scotia government on safety in school sports

An expert panel has been created to advise the minister of education and early childhood development on the safety of sports in the province’s schools. In a release on Monday, Minister Zach Churchill said the inter-school sport safety review panel…

N.S. government terminates contract with Stock Transportation

The Nova Scotia government has terminated its contract with Stock Transportation. Education Minister Zach Churchill announced Thursday that the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) will issue a Request for Proposals for a new busing contract. READ MORE: Parents frustrated…

Nova Scotia Liberals slip, Tories take lead in new poll

A new poll from MQO Research indicates that Nova Scotia’s governing Liberal Party has slipped behind the Tories for support among decided and leaning voters in the province. The poll, released as part of the organization’s quarterly political update, indicates…

Nova Scotia hires professors to evaluate changes to bolster inclusive classrooms

Nova Scotia has hired two University of Ottawa professors at a cost of nearly $458,000 over three years, to evaluate changes aimed at improving services and programs for students with special needs in the classroom. The Education Department says the…

Follow-up survey shows N.S. teachers, education minister still differ on key issues

A survey released in February by the Educators for Social Justice has been followed up with another survey which pushes back on answers provided by the government in the wake of the initial report. The Teachers’ Voices Survey illustrated the…

High school rugby in Nova Scotia remains in limbo as federation blasts minister

The state of rugby at Nova Scotia high schools remains in limbo on Monday as a pair of memos from the province’s athletic federation insists that the sport will no longer be offered in the province’s schools. The new memo,…

Memorial rugby tournament held in Dartmouth amid uncertainty surrounding the sport

A rugby tournament that honours the life of a former coach happened in Dartmouth on Saturday, just days after the federation that overlooks the sport tried to ban it throughout Nova Scotia high schools. The Davin Moxsom Rugby Tournament was…

Nova Scotia adds 173 new positions to help with inclusive education

There will be more staff in schools to address inclusive education needs for students in the next school year. Nova Scotia announced Thursday, they will be hiring an additional 173 positions including 11 autism specialists. READ MORE: New education support…