Working to improve aboriginal education cited as one of School District 53’s biggest challenges – Osoyoos Times

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October 10, 2017

Improving aboriginal education is one of the big challenges faced by School District 53.

But a strategic plan is in the works to help students achieve academic success.

Last week the board reviewed the Aboriginal Education Annual Report submitted by district aboriginal teacher Helen Gallagher and district principal Shendah Benoit.

Superintendent of Schools Bev Young said while completion rates have been improving over the last 10 years overall, they have seen a decrease in district results for the last three and are working hard to understand the contributing factors.

Young said the strategic plan includes goals to increase students’ sense of belonging, their cultural awareness and history. It also includes sensitivity training for educators and students.

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