Education

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) took time in the House of Assembly today to point out the particular need of students with disabilities for protection against bullying. Kirby asked the Minister of Education what specific plans he has to protect this group of students.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John’s North.

MR. KIRBY: Mr. Speaker, bullies exploit power imbalances and use physical strength, embarrassing information, popularity, and other means to control or harm others.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) continued to draw attention to a five-year-old report that has apparently been shelved by government. The ISSP-Pathways report was commissioned to assess the state of special education delivery in the province.

 

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s North.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says a five-year-old recommendation would ease the concerns of frustrated families – if only government would take action.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are not getting the support they need to succeed. Kirby questioned the Minister of Education on the subject today in the House of Assembly.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) had questions in the House of Assembly today about the plight of students waiting for in-school assessments of special education needs.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is hoping there is more to government’s upcoming evaluation of school transportation policies than is included in last Friday’s news release from the education minister.

 

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