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ExxonMobil has been granted nearly $580 million in tax abatements in Louisiana since 2000. Barry Lewis/Getty Images

Louisiana governor makes it easier for companies to receive lucrative tax breaks that take money away from cash-strapped schools

Louisiana’s governor made it easier for companies to receive property tax breaks – and schools will likely pay the price.
Students’ lockers are seen an elementary school in Toronto on Jan. 9, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Trauma-informed approaches to discipline matter for equitable and safe schooling

Additional research and attention is needed — particularly in Canada — to provide schools with evidence-based, trauma-informed and culturally attuned approaches to school discipline.
In a research study on the accessibility of French immersion, one parent was told she faced a three-year wait to access reading supports for her child. (Andrew Ebrahim/Unsplash)

Schools have a long way to go to offer equitable learning opportunities, especially in French immersion

Parents in a study about the accessibility of French immersion programs discussed inadequate support for learning to read and feeling pressured to pay for expensive tutors.
A study saw racialized students in Ontario French immersion programs write monologues and stories about their experiences, and also invited immersion stakeholders like teachers and parents to give feedback on race and racism in Ontario immersion programs. (CDC)

Anti-racist, culturally responsive French immersion: Listening to racialized students is an important step towards equitable education

Listening to voices of racialized students in French immersion matters for creating more inclusive schooling.
People march in front of the Midtown Mall during a province-wide, one-day strike organized by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation in Saskatoon, Sask., Jan. 16, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Saskatchewan teacher strike: It’s about bargaining for the common good

Chronically underfunded classrooms with fewer supports to meet student needs is a core issue for Saskatchewan teachers.

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