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…

Nova Scotia to further expand pre-primary for 4-year-olds

Nova Scotia’s universal pre-primary program for four-year-olds is set to expand again this fall as the province enters year three of a four-year rollout. Education Minister Zach Churchill says pre-primary will be offered in a further 56 schools, bringing the…

Former MLA ‘beyond disappointed’ in premier’s response to allegations against Churchill

Former NDP MLA Denise Peterson-Rafuse says she’s “beyond disappointed” in the response to allegations of aggressive and inappropriate behaviour made against Education Minister Zach Churchill. “Our premier is trying to make light of all of this with all these excuses,…

N.S. education minister denies allegations of physical confrontation with former MLAs

Nova Scotia Education Minister Zach Churchill says he doesn’t recall the two alleged incidents that were recently brought forward by former MLAs accusing him of threatening and aggressive behaviour. “If that happened six years ago, as it’s been alleged, that…

Nova Scotia Education Minister’s conduct under fire

Nova Scotia Education Minister Zach Churchill is doing damage control after two former MLAs accused him of a “pattern of inappropriate behaviour.” As Jeremy Keefe explains, Churchill isn’t denying that he can become spirted in debate, but claims it has…