Search
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Your Online Community Newspaper

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8878Springhill-Coal-Miners.jpg
Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

The Springhill Coal Miners dropped an important game before a home crowd on Saturday, as the visiting River Valley Lumberjacks skated to a 4-2 win.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid88778877RCMP-car.jpg
Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

The RCMP responded to shots fired within a Springhill apartment on Saturday.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8876Cumberland-Banner.jpg
Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Big changes to garbage collection in Cumberland County are set for next year.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8875NS-logo.png
Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

The provincial government is providing funding to help community organizations recruit and retain healthcare professionals, to the tune of just over $175 thousand dollars in Cumberland County, with Pugwash receiving $25 thousand and change. 
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8874Isthmus-meeting-with-premier.jpg
Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Local officials are concerned that senior governments are not moving quickly enough to ward off a catastrophe that is waiting to happen on the Isthmus of Chignecto.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8873RCMP-crest.jpg
RCMP Issue Alert Warning

RCMP Issue Alert Warning

RCMP Issue Alert Warning

RCMP Issue Alert Warning

The RCMP used the alert system just before 6:00 o’clock last evening to warn of a dangerous situation in Maccan.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8872Cumberland-Regional-Health-Care-Centre.jpg
Cumberland's New Emergency Department

Cumberland's New Emergency Department

Cumberland's New Emergency Department

Cumberland's New Emergency Department

The emergency department at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst will reopen in its newly renovated space on Tuesday, February 14th. 
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8870Michelle-Thompson.jpg
Aggressive Action for Emergency Care

Aggressive Action for Emergency Care

Aggressive Action for Emergency Care

Aggressive Action for Emergency Care

Nova Scotia’s Minister of Health announced new initiatives today to ease the burden on emergency rooms across the province.
soap2day

Top Stories

Province Moves Swiftly on Teacher Recommendations
Staff Reporter
/ Categories: News

Province Moves Swiftly on Teacher Recommendations

Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Karen Casey has received 18 recommendations from the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions and has directed her department and school boards to act on them. Eight of the recommendations will be immediately implemented and ten are in progress.

"From the results of its first meeting, it is clear the council and its members are committed to addressing classroom issues and developing real, sustainable solutions," said Casey. "We will implement a number of them right away and work to carry out the remaining recommendations as quickly as possible."

The eight immediate actions include:
• eliminating three provincially mandated assessments and exams
• a five-year moratorium on new school board and provincially initiated assessments
• maintaining the suspension of Grade 10 exams, which will be available at teachers' request 
• maintaining the suspension of one provincially mandated assessment
• issuing a directive to school boards about PowerSchool with regards to marks, which is effective April 3
• issuing a directive to school boards about PowerSchool with regards to attendance, which is effective April 3
• issuing a directive to school boards about PowerSchool with regards to outcomes, which is effective April 3
• preparing and sharing a summary of council discussions and recommendations

The province is developing a targeted consultation with teachers and other users on more improvements to PowerSchool and TIENET. This will include observing educators as they use the programs to identify areas where improvements can and should be made.

Many of the outstanding recommendations require the department and school boards to present information and options to the council at its next meeting in April. These include giving teachers more time to respond to emails and prepare Individual Program Plans and looking at the timing of pupil evaluation, classification, and administrative days. The council also reviewed a draft attendance policy, which will be discussed further at April's meeting.

The initial report from the council is expected by April 28.

A full list of the 18 recommendations, status, and implementation timelines is available online at www.novascotia.ca/classroomcouncil.

Print
1456 Rate this article:
No rating

Please login or register to post comments.

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

CLOSED

The All Saints Hospital Emergency is closed from 11:40 am today.

Let's talk with each other as neighbours. We may not agree but we can disagree agreeably.

  • You'll find a comment box below each story. 
  • You must use your full name when commenting. Your email address will not be shared.
  • Follow @SixRiversNews on Twitter for quick updates.
  • To report cancellations or closures, email news@sixrivers.ca or phone/text 902-614-3000.
  • Listen to Six Rivers Radio for updates during storms or extreme conditions.
  • Report power outages to 1-877-428-6004.

Radio This Week

Event List
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to recent interviews from our archive.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 9:05 AM

Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:45 AM

Pastor Mark Collins, faith leader, is on Morning Talk every Thursday at 10:45.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

1 2

Events This Week

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Wednesday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Thursday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 7:00 PM

Bingo is held every Thursday at 7 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, February 6, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Monday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

News Search

Archive of Past Stories

Archive

Follow us   

Please note: we still have a modest FaceBook presence but revelations about the way FaceBook conducts its business concern us. We no longer promote participation in any FaceBook community.

Click HERE for our Comment Guidelines

Copyright 2016-2022 by Six Rivers Hope Centre Ministries Terms Of Use Privacy Statement
Back To Top
123movies