School boards in NS, ON, MB, BC look to improve diversity in staff

School boards in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia are looking at strategies they can use to increase staff diversity. In NS, regional education centres are seeking to diversify their staff by recruiting teachers from Indigenous and other racialized communities and encouraging students to see education as a career option. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is working toward hiring Algonquin and Inuktitut language specialists to give students the opportunity to learn their own languages. Global News reports that the Winnipeg Indigenous Executive Circle is calling for improved Indigenous teacher representation after a report showed that Winnipeg schools need 1,500 more Indigenous teachers to adequately reflect the Indigenous student population. In response to a report showing that the graduation rate for Indigenous students had dropped from 57% to 50%, Surrey Schools is identifying ways to increase the number of Indigenous students who graduate by 15-20% by 2028.

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