More than a million students are enrolled in a new national building connected curriculum that will help build stronger connections between schools, teachers and students, including new technology, says the ministry of education.
The federal government will spend about $2 billion over four years on the new curriculum, with the money earmarked for capital projects and the construction of buildings.
More than 100 schools have been approved for the new program.
Quebecers are paying for a national building-connected curriculum that was originally designed to prepare students for a postsecondary career, but will help students to connect more with their local community.
(Canadian Press)Quebec’s education minister says the curriculum will be a new model for Canada, which is already seeing students connect with their community more.
“This is the first time in Canada that we have developed a national curriculum that is designed to build stronger links between students and teachers and to build community and connections between students, teachers, and parents,” said Minister Gaétan Barrette in a statement to the House of Commons.
“Quebec has been the leader in building such a national approach.
It has already provided more than 200,000 students with the skills they need to be effective in their future careers.
We believe that this national building built around building stronger connections is the key to our success as a country.”
Quebec students are paying more for the national building linked curriculum than any other province, says a new report from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
The report says the program is the largest single government expenditure in Canada since the 2008-09 recession, and the largest provincial expenditure since the introduction of the Personal Independence Payment in 2009.
More than 2,200 students in Quebec attended high school, and nearly half of them received an education that was funded through the province’s Personal Independence Payments program.
But the province is still in a position to cover the costs of a new curriculum.
The province’s education ministry says the new initiative will be able to meet the needs of the more than 2.5 million Quebecers who attend high schools.
Barrett’s ministry says that the new national curriculum will help Quebecers to build a stronger connection with their communities, and it will help them to learn how to apply for more than 100,000 jobs in the province.
The provincial government is also looking to expand the program to schools outside Quebec.
Canada is facing a shortage of teachers and supports, and students are facing a significant drop in graduation rates, according to the report.
The report says Quebecers are spending $2.5 billion more per year on their education than students in Ontario and $5.6 billion more than students elsewhere.