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Yukon education department pauses controversial change to educational assistant allocation process – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202428 Views

Mar 20, 2024

Education minister, who previously defended the change, says department now wants to ‘hear our partners’

The Yukon education department has paused a controversial change to how it allocates educational assistants after backlash from local organizations.

Education Minister Jeanie McLean sent a letter to the Yukon Association of Education Professionals (YAEP) announcing the pause late last week and confirmed the news to reporters at the legislative assembly Monday.

While McLean had previously defended the change, describing them as minor and bureaucratic in nature, she said Monday that she now wants to “hear our partners.”

“The work that we’ve undertaken is that important, that we want to really take the time to ensure that we’re hearing the concerns and to work to get folks back onto the same page,” she said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-educational-assistant-allocation-paused-1.7149348

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