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Winnipeg Educational Assistant Sentenced to 3 1/5 Years for Sex with Student

Winnipeg Educational Assistant Sentenced to 3 1/5 Years for Sex with Student

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A former educational assistant who gave a student money, food and drugs as their relationship intensified has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars for sexual exploitation.

Sheryl Dyck, who was 42 at the time, was arrested in 2015 after seven months of having oral sex that progressed to intercourse with the 16-year-old boy.

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Sexual Abuse at Canadian Schools Largely Perpetrated by Employees: Report

Sexual Abuse at Canadian Schools Largely Perpetrated by Employees: Report

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is calling for more transparency after a new report found school employees were responsible for hundreds of alleged sexual offences involving students.

“This causes a lot of damage to children when this misuse of a relationship occurs, and it can be profound,” Noni Classen, the centre’s director of education said Thursday.

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Student Plus Near-Perfect Attendance Equals Free Truck at Manitoba High School

Student Plus Near-Perfect Attendance Equals Free Truck at Manitoba High School

By The Canadian Press

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Kevin Mitchell, the general manager of Twin Motors, student Zach Zurba, and Patty Goodine, a teacher and the attendance committee chair at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School pose outside the school with a truck in Dauphin, Man., in this recent handout photo. Students at a Manitoba high school have a major incentive to show up to class – they could start their summer driving a truck. Grade 10 student Zach Zurba took home a 2004 Chevy Avalanche truck donated by Twin Motors on Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

DAUPHIN, Man. – Students at a Manitoba high school have a major incentive to show up for class — they could start their summer driving a truck.

Kids with 90 per cent attendance at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School are entered in a draw to win the vehicle at the end of the year.

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New K-5 School Planned for Seven Oaks School Division

New K-5 School Planned for Seven Oaks School Division

By Sarah Klein

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Premier Brian Pallister announces the construction of a new K-5 school in the Seven Oaks School Division on Thursday, June 7, 2018. (@BRIAN_PALLISTER / TWITTER)

A new kindergarten to Grade 5 school is in the planning stages for the Seven Oaks School Division.

The province on Thursday unveiled plans for the dual-track school on Templeton Avenue, creating space for 450 students with a future capacity of 600.

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Brandon Researcher Using ‘Good Bugs’ to Reduce Reliance on Pesticides

Brandon Researcher Using ‘Good Bugs’ to Reduce Reliance on Pesticides

Dr. Poonam Singh
Assiniboine Community College agriculture instructor Dr. Poonam Singh, right, discusses how good bugs can fight bad bugs with, from left, Assiniboine student Gopin Patel, Shelmerdine employee Stephanie Walker and Assiniboine research intern Tiffany Nykolyshyn. (HANDOUT)

A $25,000 grant to an instructor and researcher at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon is using so-called “good bugs” to weed out other pests that may injure and sometimes kill plants.

Dr. Poonam Singh is the recipient of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada grant from the NSERC Engage program.

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U of M Renames College of Dentistry After Historic $7.5M Donation

U of M Renames College of Dentistry After Historic $7.5M Donation

Dr. Gerry and Mrs. Reesa Niznick - College of Dentistry
Dr. Gerry and Mrs. Reesa Niznick with University of Manitoba president David Barnard on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The U of M has renamed its College of Dentistry after Niznick following a $7.5 million donation. (@UM_PRESIDENT / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — The College of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba has received a $7.5 million from an alumnus.

Dr. Gerry and Mrs. Reesa Niznick presented the historic donation on Tuesday through the Front and Centre campaign.

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Grading Manitoba’s Children: Tests Show Room for Improvement

Grading Manitoba’s Children: Tests Show Room for Improvement

By Kate Jackman–Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Turns out, improving the skills of Manitoba students isn’t as easy as A-B-C. This week, the results of the 2016 Pan-Canadian Assessment (PCAP) of reading, science and math were released, and students and educators in this province got some good news and some bad. While Manitoba students’ skills have improved, they still lag behind those in other provinces.

The PCAP is a national standardized test administered by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. The test is given every three years to a random sample of 30,000 Grade 8 students across the country. Because curriculum varies from province to province, the test focuses on the core areas of reading, science and math. It’s designed to determine if students in different provinces achieve the same level of proficiency at the same time. In addition to the test results, the assessment also includes a questionnaire to collect “contextual information.” This includes questions about demographics, socioeconomic factors and teaching and learning conditions, which can help interpret results. The first test was conducted in the spring of 2007. The testing program is designed to help provincial education ministries monitor and assess their educational systems.

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