NESD program looks to improve First Nations engagement – Nipawin Journal

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2018114 Views

December 4, 2018

The North East School Division (NESD) has launched a new program to better support First Nations Metis students in the division. LP Miller and Wagner Elementary School, which have the largest populations are seeing the launch of the Following Their Voices program.

“It’s a three year program to support teachers and better support our students. We have had early reports of it being quite successful. So that is something we haven’t had in our school division before,” NESD director of education Don Rempel said.

As part of their Annual Report, which was approved at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 27 in Tisdale the board saw details of what needs to be improved.

A provincial goal is that by June, 2020 collaboration between FNMI partners and non-FNMI will result in improvements in student engagement. The Following Their Voices project is part of this. It rose from a program that was part of the North East School Improvement Project (NESIP).

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