School Mathematics Education: What’s the Point? (March 2014) Manitoba Education completed a review of the K-8 mathematics curriculum. The review follows the publication of and subsequent public responses to the results of the 2010 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP)
Mental Health Framework for Students(September 2012) MASS believes there is an urgent need to address the social and emotional health of children and youth in a planned, integrated, and holistic way.
Building an Assessment Future with Purpose in Mind Part 1: Assessment for and of Learning (2007) articulates the need for educational leaders to balance practices related to assessment of learning and assessment for learning in order to improve opportunities for learning in all Manitoba classrooms.
Part 2: Effective Communication about Student Learning (2009)highlights the many dimensions that affect communicating about student learning including being clear about the desired outcomes and criteria for success and the importance of informing a range of partners about student learning.
Early Childhood Education and Care (November 2007) MASS has taken note of a growing body of research that indicates that systemic Early Childhood Education and Care programs provide substantial long-term benefits for both individuals and societies.
School Boards for the 21st Century: Keeping the Public in Public Educationby Jon Young (2009-10) School boards represent one of Canada’s most enduring forms of elected representation. Over the years public education has seen many shifts in terms of the size, structures and functions of school boards in response to changing economic, social and political contexts, but for most of the twentieth century they remained vital institutions of community voice and of the localism central to public education and to the democratic process. However, over the last two decades, across a broad range of important educational matters – funding, collective bargaining, curriculum and assessment, school closures, to name only a few – there has, in most provinces, been marked centralizing of authority away from school boards to provincial governments.
The Grey Faces of Education and Democracyby John Wiens (March 2009) The metaphor of the grey face, to my way of thinking, describes accurately where we find ourselves today in regard to the two human ideals we call education and democracy.
Rural Education in Manitoba: Defining Challenges, Creating Solutions (November 2006) Public education everywhere in Manitoba and indeed across North America faces serious challenges.The foundation of any education for citizenship is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, values, and dispositions that will equip them to participate in shaping the decisions that face all citizens, especially in a society that claims to be democratic.
Equity in Public Education (Spring 2005) Our public K-S4 education system has both a moral and legal obligation to education all children equitably.