The Manitoba government thanks students, teachers, school staff, administrators, parents and the education community for their hard work and dedication through a once in a century global pandemic.
The province is allocating $58 million in new funding for the 2021-22 school year to ensure continued pandemic protection for schools and toward resources to support the mental health and well-being of students and staff.
The Manitoba government is seeking innovative solutions from teachers, staff and school leaders to improve educational outcomes for all Manitoba students, through an initial investment of $5 million toward a $25-million, five-year Teachers’ Idea Fund.
The Manitoba government released its kindergarten to Grade 12 strategy with a focus on putting students first, Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced, saying the Better Education Starts Today (BEST) strategy that will shift resources to the classroom while giving parents and guardians much more input, as it rebuilds Manitoba’s kindergarten to Grade 12 education system through the proposed putting students first bill.
Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced that the Manitoba government is taking action to bolster substitute teachers and educational assistants to sustain classroom education and supports through the 2020-21 school year.
Steinbach MLA and Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen, announced that the Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre has officially launched with resources and staff available to help facilitate remote learning.
Steinbach MLA and Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that the Manitoba government is furthering its commitment to protecting safe and healthy learning environments by mandating a two-week remote learning period for grade 7 to 12 students and offering the same remote learning period for kindergarten to Grade 6 students.
Steinbach MLA and Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that the Manitoba government is establishing a new resource centre to support remote learning across the province.
Steinbach MLA and Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that the Manitoba government is moving ahead with plans for single collective bargaining between all school divisions and their teachers through the proposed public schools amendment and Manitoba Teachers’ Society amendment act.