Saturday’s Updates

Fascinating article on special needs in the classroom:

“School districts in British Columbia are holding off telling parents the start of classes will be cancelled next Tuesday amid fresh negotiations aimed at stopping the teachers’ strike.”

Mediation update:

“Mediator Vince Ready met with the teacher’s union and the employer into the evening Friday after agreeing to stay involved for a second day of talks.

Ready indicated the two sides in the B.C. teachers’ strike are still far apart, but said it was worth convening the bargaining teams to see if progress could be made.”

“Mediator Vince Ready will once again be speaking with both the BCTF and the school employers association Saturday afternoon.

Talks involving the teachers union and the government ended for the day at around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.”