Category Archives: Education

NB school district bus drivers, custodians take student mental health awareness training

Anglophone East School District is having teachers, bus drivers and custodians take mental health awareness training.

Nova Scotia teachers end work-to-rule ends as union, government reach tentative deal

Teachers have been working-to-rule since early December, after voting in favour of strike action following the rejection of two tentative agreements.

Dropout Rates Decrease In Denver Schools

DENVER (CBS4) – The state of Colorado has released graduation and drop out rates for schools in districts across the state. In Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, administrators say the rates aren’t quite where they’d like them to be, but they are moving in the right direction. rates Dropout Rates Decrease In Denver Schools The district says it saw a dropout rate decrease during the 2015/2016 school year. The rate went down from 4.6 percent to 4 percent. The district also says the on-time graduation rate — which tracks students who started in ninth grade — is up to 69 percent.
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On Thursday at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy in southeast Denver, Superintendent Tom Boasberg spoke about the rates. He said Kunsmiller is a “shining example” of a turnaround school that was struggling a few years ago. It was changed from a middle school to a K-12 school that focuses on arts, and last year the on-time graduation rate at the school was 100 percent. “What it means is offering better opportunities for our kids, and more oppportunities of the kind that they and their families care so much about,” Boasberg said. Additional Resources The Colorado Department of Education released the data on its website in a special page titled Colorado graduation rates reach highest marks since 2010, state dropout rates also improve.

5 Montreal stories you must read this week: January 20

From a police phone scam to a GPS watch that tracks your kids' movements, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week.

What The Trump Presidency Could Look Like For Colorado

The following is a transcript of CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd‘s Reality Check examining what the presidency of Donald Trump could mean for Colorado. (The italicized text represents comments by Trump made both while he was campaigning and after he became president-elect.) (CBS4) – I think you will be liking some of the things we will be putting forward in the not too distant future. Do you know what I mean?
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President-elect Donald Trump has hinted at some colossal changes when he takes office. And in Colorado, it will mean winners and losers. Here’s what you need to know. Block funding for sanctuary cities. No more funding, we block the funding.
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Sanctuary cities like Boulder will be losers. Trump says he’ll withhold federal funding from cities that don’t enforce federal immigration laws, but he has backpedaled on his campaign promise of deporting everyone here illegally. I’m asking for your vote so we can repeal and replace Obamacare. Obamacare beneficiaries lose, too.
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Trump says he’ll keep parts of the law, including a provision prohibiting insurers from discriminating against those with pre-existing conditions and a policy allowing those under age 26 to stay on their parents plan. but, he’s said little else. A new ad claims Republicans have a replacement plan. But we haven’t seen it yet. I will cancel job killing restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale energy and clean coal. Environmentalists could also lose. While Trump has waffled on whether climate change is a hoax, he has promised to reverse the president’s executive order on clean air rules.
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The oil, gas and coal industries are winners. In addition to rolling back regulations, Trump has promised to open up more federal lands in Colorado to drilling and mining. Our infastructure is crumbling. The construction industry…
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We’re going to rebuild our badly depleted military. and defense industry… Are possible winners.
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Colorado is home to some of the country’s largest defense contractors. But Congress, not the president, controls the purse strings. A possible loser: Colorado’s pot industry.
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Trump’s attorney general nominee hasn’t ruled out prosecuting, but Trump himself has indicated it’s a state rights issue. We will provide school choice. Charter schools here could win, too.
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Trump’s education nominee Betsy DeVos is a strong advocate for charter schools.
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A lot is at stake in Colorado if the president-elect makes the changes he has promised. Oh, we’re going to change that so fast your heads are going to spin.
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Making changes quickly and easily in Washington? Now, that would be a change.

Trump Prepares For Inauguration Day, As U.S. Cities Prepare For Protests

WASHINGTON D.C (KPIX 5) — While President-elect Donald Trump was basking in his big moment in the nation’s capitol on the eve of his inauguration, men and women around the country were preparing for a long weekend of protests. Less than 24 hours until the inauguration of Donald Trump — and what many feel will be a new reality for California — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is getting ready to go to the inauguration. Rep. Pelosi told KPIX 5 earlier this week, “I have to admit that I never thought we would be ever having Donald Trump be President of the United States. But he is, and I will be there in my capacity as House democratic leader.” But she says there’s one thing she won’t do. She said she will not be going to the ball. “No, I’m there for the official ceremony, I’m not there to celebrate,” Pelosi said. She said she’s going to try and get back to San Francisco for the Women’s March being held there, one of a number events planned in the Bay Area. In D.C., there’s tons of Trump inauguration memorabilia. People are setting up stands by the minute, practically, selling T-shirts, mugs, everything plastered with Trump’s name and face on it. The Trump inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial wrapped up Thursday night, capping off with a huge fireworks display. The President-elect spoke at a dinner for campaign donors Thursday night. He was then scheduled to spend the night at the Blair House, the the guest house where President-elects traditionally stay the night before taking office. And some notable names attended the dinner. Caitlyn Jenner was there, but declined to comment to reporters while walking in. Country singer Toby Keith headlined the Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. Trump and members of his family were there. He addressed the crowd, saying, “We’re going to make America great for all of our people — everybody.” The Women’s National Democratic Club has stepped in to help organize the Women’s March on Saturday and on Thursday, women from all over the country were making posters. A lot of them are also wearing the pink hats that women across the country have been knitting to wear on Saturday. Nuchhi Currier is the president of the club and said, “There has been an awakening…Sleeping giant watch out.” Currier says she’s hopeful about what happens next and that the march will be peaceful. We also ran into a whole table full of women from the Bay Area on Thursday who were at the club, making signs to hold up on Saturday.

$2.5M and counting: Kurling for Kids kicks off 2017 Campaign

Kurling for Kids kicks off its 2017 fundraising campaign at Ste. Justine's Hospital.

NBC Gives Pilot Order to Military Hero Drama ‘For God and Country’

NBC has ordered a pilot for the drama “For God and Country,” Variety has learned. The drama is described as “a heart-pounding look” into the complex world of the bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices, while executing challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines. The project hails from Keshet, which is partnering with Universal Television... Read more »

Over half of al-Shabab extremist group’s force are kids: UN

Nine-year-olds have been trained on weapons and sent to the front lines, says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.