Education

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon’s child advocate defends review of Hidden Valley supports

Annette King insisted her organization has the legal authority to provide advice.

 

Yukon Minister of Education Jeanie McLean. (Yukon News file)

RCMP still investigating Hidden Valley after more potential victims identified

“They didn’t do the investigation properly in the first place.”

 

The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)

Defamation suit launched over post alleging sexual assault at school

The author of the May 6, Facebook post allegedly injured the reputation of a Grade 9 student.

 

The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Parents question why they weren’t informed about sex offender at Hidden Valley Elementary

The former educational assistant was convicted of sexual interference concerning a student

The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)
The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Twenty-four Yukon school attendance projects receive $150,000

Eighteen schools, school councils and First Nations governments will implement 24 projects

The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.

Science Fair Foundation BC announces winners in third annual Youth Innovation Showcase

Keanu Chan and Taya Lee each win $5,000 for their innovations

  • Jun 14, 2021
Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.
2020 Haines Junction graduates line up for a photo on May 27, 2020 as part of a celebration parade through the village. While the St. Elias Community School is able to host an outdoor grad ceremony for 2021 grads this year, it will also host a parade and group photo as it did last year. (Marty Samis/Submitted)

Ceremonies and parades all part of 2021 grad

2021 sees old traditions return with some 2020 events adopted

2020 Haines Junction graduates line up for a photo on May 27, 2020 as part of a celebration parade through the village. While the St. Elias Community School is able to host an outdoor grad ceremony for 2021 grads this year, it will also host a parade and group photo as it did last year. (Marty Samis/Submitted)
According to a new report, 34 per cent of Yukon students were chronically absent last year. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Report finds school attendance rate a symptom of larger issues

In the 2019/20 school year an average of 34 per cent of Yukon students missed 20 or more days of school.

According to a new report, 34 per cent of Yukon students were chronically absent last year. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, Carcross/Tagish First Nation Elder Mark Wedge (Aan Goosh oo) and Education Minister Jeanie McLean during an opening ceremony for the release of the final report from the review of inclusive and special education in the Yukon on June 1. (Carcross/Tagish First Nation)

Report on special and inclusive education finds territory lacking in support

The report follows the 2019 auditor general’s report

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, Carcross/Tagish First Nation Elder Mark Wedge (Aan Goosh oo) and Education Minister Jeanie McLean during an opening ceremony for the release of the final report from the review of inclusive and special education in the Yukon on June 1. (Carcross/Tagish First Nation)
Mayor Dan Curtis stands in front of Minister Richard Mostyn and MP Larry Bagnell during an infastructure announcement made outside Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse on June 2. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Safety improvements planned for Whitehorse school zones

Enhanced pedestrian crosses are planned to make walking to school safer

Mayor Dan Curtis stands in front of Minister Richard Mostyn and MP Larry Bagnell during an infastructure announcement made outside Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse on June 2. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.

Sweatin’ for Science group collectively travels the distance of one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon

Funds will make science fairs more accessible for those who might not otherwise be able to take part

  • May 31, 2021
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.
This year's 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase winners will be announced at an awards show on June 10.

Youth Innovation Showcase finalists announced

Selected students to compete for two $5,000 prizes with winners announced June 10

  • May 31, 2021
This year's 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase winners will be announced at an awards show on June 10.
Tosh Southwick is one of two Yukon representatives on the task force. (Alistair Maitland Photography)
Tosh Southwick is one of two Yukon representatives on the task force. (Alistair Maitland Photography)
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Mar 23, 2021
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.
Jody Wilson-Raybould encouraged educators to fight for systemic change during her keynote address at the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate Conference on Jan. 2. (Mélanie Provencher/House of Commons Photo Services)

Wilson-Raybould encourages advocacy against status quo at Yukon education conference

‘If you want something to change, you have to do your part’

Jody Wilson-Raybould encouraged educators to fight for systemic change during her keynote address at the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate Conference on Jan. 2. (Mélanie Provencher/House of Commons Photo Services)
Yukon First Nation Education Directorate members Bill Bennett, community engagement coordinator and Mobile Therapeutic Unit team lead, left, and Katherine Alexander, director of policy and analytics, speak to the News about the Mobile Therapeutic Unit that will provide education and health support to students in the communities. (yfned.ca)

Mobile Therapeutic Unit will bring education, health support to Indigenous rural students

The mobile unit will begin travelling to communities in the coming weeks

Yukon First Nation Education Directorate members Bill Bennett, community engagement coordinator and Mobile Therapeutic Unit team lead, left, and Katherine Alexander, director of policy and analytics, speak to the News about the Mobile Therapeutic Unit that will provide education and health support to students in the communities. (yfned.ca)

Yukon Party calls for details on how $4 million back-to-school funding from feds will be used

Additional busses, protective equipment and classroom changes are all options for flexible funding

Yukon First Nations launch their own education directorate

Directorate will advocate for Yukon First Nations students, work on creating own school board

Yukon Party argues school councils should be consulted about next school year

The Yukon Party claims teachers and school councils have not been consulted…

EDITORIAL: Teachers continue to lead by example

This will be an end of the semester like no other

  • Apr 17, 2020