Praise from the province on aboriginal ed initiatives

  • May. 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The province’s superintendent of aboriginal achievement had some positive words recently for the school district here. DeDe DeRose visited Haida Gwaii schools last month, and noted that the district is doing well, implementing ideas to improve aboriginal education. “I am impressed with the work your district is doing on creating an aboriginal math program with UBC,” she said, “your district has ensured that aboriginal history, language and culture is learned by all studentsÂ…” She also said the district is working well to ensure aboriginal student achievement improves, and said aboriginal students “feel welcome and have a sense of belonging” in the schools. Ms DeRose was part of the province’s review team which came here eight years ago. “I returned to your school district this year and found that many of the recommendations made then are now in place.” “That was really good news,” school board acting chair Kim Goetzinger said, “Â…kudos to all of you who work in this field.”

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