The École branchée attended the launch of the Quebec Educational Success Policy. Here are the press releases we have received on this subject from various organizations. They make it possible to compare the different points of view.
First, the government press release, then the press releases received, most recent first.
Educational success policy: the pleasure of learning, the chance to succeed
Quebec, June 21, 2017. - The Government of Quebec today launched the Policy on Educational Success, with ambitious goals for 2030. It covers the period from early childhood to adulthood.
The Policy proposes guidelines that act on all dimensions of success, for all stages of the educational journey of children, students and adults. Last fall, thousands of teachers, parents, students, citizens and representatives of the educational community from across Quebec shared their opinions through regional consultations or online, or by filing of a thesis.
Premier Philippe Couillard and Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister of Families and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, Sébastien Proulx, made the presentation of Politics at De Rochebelle high school, in the presence of more than 200 people, including students, stakeholders and education partners.
MM. Couillard and Proulx reiterated the importance of education being carried by all citizens, by institutions, public organizations and the business community. The Policy proposes an ambitious approach and long-term objectives for all Quebecers.
The orientations and the means accompanying the Success Policy are based on the three axes which structured the framework of reflection presented during the public consultations, namely: reaching the full potential of all, an inclusive environment, conducive to development, to learning and success, and actors and partners mobilized for success.
“The Policy on Educational Success that we are launching today is the beginning of a great collective project. It wants to unite. It aims for the success of all students without exception, regardless of their age or status. Because an education that gives everyone the same chances to succeed is a powerful lever for social equity. This policy, it is up to us to write the rest. It's up to us to share the pleasure of learning and to offer every chance of success. "
Philippe Couillard, Prime Minister
“I am proud to launch the Policy in the company of all of my colleagues and partners present. More than ever, we must all be mobilized for education, and we call on all Quebeckers to achieve our goals. It is together that we will build the school of tomorrow and that we will succeed in making the necessary changes. It is our responsibility to do everything possible so that all students can surpass themselves and succeed, from early childhood to adulthood. "
Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister of Families and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine region
Highlights of the Educational Success Policy:
- Horizon 2030: ambitious goals
- raise to 90 % the proportion of pupils under 20 who obtain a first diploma or a first qualification, and to 85 % the proportion of these pupils holding a first diploma;
- halving the achievement gaps between different groups of students;
- increase to 80 % (for 2025) the proportion of children entering school without presenting vulnerability factors;
- increase to 90 % the success rate for the ministerial test in writing, language of instruction, 4e primary year (2e year of the second cycle), in the public network;
- increase by 5 percentage points the proportion of Quebec's adult population that demonstrates high literacy skills;
- increase the proportion of students entering secondary school without academic delay;
- improve the quality of school buildings.
- Several concrete actions:
- The establishment of a working group responsible for making recommendations on the creation of a national institute of excellence in education;
- The establishment of three analysis projects focusing on:
- the promotion of the teaching profession and the professional autonomy of teaching staff;
- the modernization of pedagogical frameworks and methods of evaluation of learning;
- the contribution of the business community to educational success.
- The start of work with a view to:
- review the funding model for students with disabilities, social maladjustments or learning difficulties;
- establish a minimum threshold of specialized and integrated services in schools and centers to ensure an equitable response to the needs of students;
- promote the contribution of private educational establishments to efforts to integrate students with disabilities, social maladjustments or learning difficulties;
- consult the Office des professions du Québec on the creation of a professional order of remedial teachers;
- create an annual prize awarded to a teacher recognized for the innovative nature of his or her teaching practices;
- analyze the advisability of extending the compulsory period of school attendance from 16 to 18 years, or until obtaining a first diploma or a first qualification.
- Over the next few months, in order to implement one of the main messages of the Policy, namely educational intervention from an early age, an interministerial strategy will be launched to consolidate all educational services for young children in 0 to 8 years old.
- Several strategies and action plans will materialize the orientations of the Policy during the first years of its implementation, in particular in terms of:
- occupational hazard;
- digital in education;
- literacy and francization;
- language strengthening
- school infrastructure;
- adaptation of services to the diversity of people and needs.
Consult the Educational Success Policy website.
Consult the Policy on Educational Success, the synoptic table and the sketch-notes here.
|SAINT-LAMBERT, QC, June 22, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Quebec Federation of Family Community Organizations (FQOCF) welcomes with great satisfaction the place given to parents in the new Policy on Educational Success launched by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport and Minister of the Family, Mr. Sébastien Proulx. This real inclusion of parents in educational processes from early childhood to adulthood finally locates parental involvement in educational success for all.
Help for parents of preschool and first grade students to enrich their experience and develop their parenting skills
"Education accessible to all and adapted to the various realities of families, accompanied by a policy aimed at achieving the full potential of the person in all its dimensions, starting from an early age, seems to us to be a project. of a unifying, even unifying, society. The project is ambitious and inspiring, however the means which accompany this policy remain to be defined in a concrete way for the pupils and the families in the first years of implementation. There is still a long way to go, ”adds Louisane Côté, director of the Federation. Beyond the instructions to underline successes and to supervise school tasks, it appears to recognize that the role of parents remains central in the educational progress of children.
About the FQOCF
SOURCE Quebec Federation of Family Community Organizations (FQOCF)
|MONTREAL, June 22, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Regroupement des groups populaires en alphabissement du Québec (RGPAQ) is delighted that the Quebec government is finally placing education at the heart of its priorities and developing skills in literacy and numeracy throughout life, a key orientation of its Educational success policy.
Towards a literacy and francization strategy
The RGPAQ has been calling for a national strategy to fight illiteracy for several years. The announcement of a future literacy and francization strategy partially meets this expectation. " To meet the challenge of illiteracy, the future strategy must however tackle both the causes and the consequences of illiteracy in addition to offering people adapted and diversified responses and adequate support to continue their educational process. », Emphasizes François Brassard, president of the RGPAQ. " We also hope that this future strategy will involve a variety of actors in civil society and many ministries, in addition to those of Education and the Family. », Adds Mr. Brassard.
No educational success without the fight against poverty
The RGPAQ welcomes the objective of halving the achievement gaps between different groups of students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, he notes that the Policy remains rather silent when it comes to improving the living conditions of individuals and families. And yet, poverty has important repercussions on the awakening of the written word, on the school career and consequently on educational success. It is both a cause and a consequence of low education and low literacy. The RGPAQ considers that structuring measures to fight poverty and exclusion should be taken so that educational success does not remain out of reach for many young people and adults, despite the addition of resources for struggling students.
Recognition of the role of community action and popular education organizations
The RGPAQ also welcomes the recognition, expressed in the Policy, of the crucial role played by community action and popular education organizations in the educational success of young people and adults.
" Popular literacy groups have demonstrated that they are important partners in the educational success of adults with low literacy skills and, more broadly, in the fight against illiteracy. They invested themselves in the reflection that led to the first Policy on Educational Success and the Minister of Education will still be able to count on their expertise in the development of the future literacy strategy. », Concludes François Brassard.
To consult the RGPAQ brief submitted as part of the consultations on educational success, click here.
The RGPAQ is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of popular literacy and popular literacy groups as well as to the defense of the rights of adults with low literacy skills. It shares with the entire movement of autonomous community action the vision of a just, egalitarian and democratic society.
SOURCE GROUPING OF POPULAR GROUPS IN LITERACY IN QUEBEC
|MONTREAL, June 22, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Federation of Quebec Education Professionals (FPPE-CSQ) welcomes the ambitious proposal of the Policy on Educational Success launched yesterday by the Minister of Education and wishes that the means be put in place to achieve its noble objectives.
“Many elements of the Policy seem to us to go in the direction of a real desire to enable student success and this is excellent news. But we would like to remind you that the expertise of education professionals is necessary for the success of several of the projects led by the Minister. The sums that are currently announced and the way in which they are distributed will probably not be enough to add all the resources necessary for the realization of this major project, since they do not come to fill what has been cut recurrently in the network since 2009 ”, mentions the president of the FPPE-CSQ, Johanne pomerleau.
A welcome service floor
The Minister's commitment to establish a minimum threshold for specialized and integrated services in schools and centers seems to us to be an interesting direction. Indeed, we observe unacceptable ratios for several professions, including psychologists (on average 1 psychologist / 1,860 students) and speech therapists (on average 1 speech therapist / 2,515 students), and differences in the baskets of important services of a region to another. “We hope that the service floor envisaged by the Minister will make it possible to offer sufficient and efficient services and that the Minister will ensure the equity of services between the communities. With the many decentralized budgets and the fact that the sums are not protected for the specific hiring of professionals, we remain worried ”, specifies Johanne pomerleau.
Filling the large deficit in FP and FGA resources
Also, it is high time that we add specialized resources to support students with special needs in vocational training (FP) and general adult education (FGA). Currently, professional services are almost non-existent. Yet the students who attend these schools have often experienced difficulties in the regular system and deserve special attention that is not being given to them at this time.
Rehabilitate the building stock with architects and engineers
The launch of an action plan on school infrastructure is a delight for the Federation. However, we would like to remind you that at present, only 15 school boards out of 72 have engineers and architects at their service. "Expertise developed in the public sector is essential to supervise projects and ensure the proper conduct of large-scale work, as well as the efficient use and integrity of budgets", adds Johanne pomerleau.
Preschool counselors to support the transition from early childhood to kindergarten
Finally, the FPPE-CSQ is pleased with the Minister's intention to add a specialized worker in each elementary school to liaise between the student, his family and other significant stakeholders and to offer support for parenting skills. Such workers are already acting in this direction as pivot agents through the Passe-Partout Program. They work in close collaboration with parents, with the various daycare services, community organizations and stakeholders from the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS). Unfortunately, at present, the program is only offered to 13 % of 4-year-old children and there are only 61 preschool counselors in Quebec.
“Over the next few months and years, the FPPE-CSQ wishes to be associated with the action plans and projects that will result from the Policy on Educational Success and will remain vigilant to ensure that the ministry gives itself the means to its ambitions ”, concludes Johanne pomerleau.
Profile of the FPPE-CSQ
The Federation of Quebec Education Professionals (FPPE-CSQ) represents 19 unions with 7,200 members spread across almost all Quebec school boards, French, English, Cree and Kativik. It has among its members different categories of staff in the administrative and educational sectors and in direct services to students (among others, psychologists, psychoeducators and psychoeducators, speech therapists, guidance counselors, remedial teachers, etc.).
SOURCE Federation of Education Professionals of Quebec (FPPE-CSQ)
|QUEBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Centrale des unions du Québec (CSQ) and its school network federations positively welcome the Policy on Educational Success unveiled this morning by the Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, but wish that concrete actions be taken in the short term. This policy contains bold goals for student success and a vision that seems to reflect a desire for sustainability.
“We welcome today's unveiling as we have been waiting for the policy for a long time. We must recognize that Minister Proulx was able to complete the first stage of this process. The vision given to politics, namely to act early and continuously, from early childhood to university, is one of our major concerns and its expressed concern to help the most vulnerable in our society is also a step forward. in the right direction ”, declares the president of the CSQ, Louise chabot.
Concrete actions expected
The CSQ recognizes the important work accomplished to date, but recalls that the Minister will have to continue by taking coherent actions to achieve it in the short, medium and long term, since the education sector, under pressure for many years, badly needed: “After years of austerity measures that have done so badly, policy must be matched with the resources to turn the tide. To obtain the expected results, the government will have to allocate the necessary resources to match the ambitions. We will therefore judge the tree by its fruit. In addition, the guidelines presented today should not be ephemeral, it should not be window dressing as the elections approach ”, warns Louise chabot.
A guarantee of success for equal opportunities
The president also insists on reminding that in order to improve educational success, it is also necessary to act on the living conditions of the students, this is an essential condition to promote equal opportunities. To do this, the policy must be supported by social measures which will emphasize the fight against poverty, which will require inter-ministerial collaboration.
Staff are part of the solution
Finally, the president of the CSQ reiterates that it is essential that education personnel be put on the line for the future and be involved in the major projects that will be put in place. “Educational success is a priority for the CSQ. Our more than 100,000 education "crinquies" intend to actively participate in the implementation of solutions. They are the ones who are in the field on a daily basis to contribute to the success of the students, so they have a lot to offer, ”concludes the president of the CSQ.
Profile of the CSQ and its federations in the school network
The CSQ is the most important union organization in education and early childhood. It represents more than 200,000 members, of which nearly 100,000 are education personnel. Of this number, more than 65,000 members are represented by the Federation of Teaching Unions (FSE-CSQ), 27,000 members are represented by the Federation of School Support Personnel (FPSS-CSQ) and 7,200 members are represented. by the Federation of Quebec Education Professionals (FPPE-CSQ).
SOURCE Centrale des unions du Québec
|MONTREAL, June 22, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Federation of School Support Personnel (FPSS-CSQ) reacts to the Policy on Educational Success.
Éric Pronovost, president of the FPSS-CSQ, underlines that "this policy shows great ambitions and great challenges to which we are all invited and the school support staff will be able to participate".
Students in difficulty
Regarding pupils in difficulty, Mr. Pronovost admits that “the Federation will closely monitor the work to establish the minimum threshold for specialized and integrated services in schools and centers. The abolition of the categorization of pupils risks depriving the child of the service to which he is entitled ”.
He adds that “the support staff will continue to collaborate within the school team so that these young people get the support appropriate to their needs. To respect the continuity of the service, there must also be some in the daycare ”. The FPSS-CSQ will ensure that the promises to the effect that these services will also be present in vocational training and adult education will be kept.
Concerning the objective of the Minister of Education to renovate schools so that they reach a satisfactory state, that is to say a universal threshold of dilapidation1, Mr. Pronovost would have liked "to aim for an A, rather than a C". He says “students deserve the best”.
The Policy document specifies that these places must be embellished, welcoming and adapted to the realities of the 21ste century. In this regard, Éric Pronovost mentions "the excellent collaboration of the technical and manual support staff at the new La Baie school which made it possible to achieve these objectives at lower costs than they would have been in the private sector".
To continue the digital shift, the ministry recognizes that this responsibility must be shared. Moreover, computer operators and technicians will know how to support teaching staff towards its optimal use.
National Indigenous Table
Mr. Pronovost welcomes the initiative to create a national table for the natives: "the reality of the large centers and of the North of Quebec are located at the extremes of our environment, they deserve that their issues be discussed in a specific way".
At the extracurricular level, recreation technicians as well as daycare educators have prime places to encourage students to be active or to fulfill themselves in cultural activities.
Bridge between family and school
Collaboration between the family and the education staff is essential to support the student throughout his career. Mr. Pronovost would like to point out that “the support staff are on the front lines in relations with parents, because we are present in the settings from 6.30 am in the morning to 6 pm in the evening”.
Mr. Pronovost concludes: "our schools are full of passionate people who need the means of the Educational Success Policy to continue in the right direction, because the cuts in recent years have left scars that must be quickly healed".
Profile of the FPSS-CSQ
The Federation of School Support Staff (FPSS-CSQ) is the only federation exclusively representing school support staff from schools and centers in Quebec. It brings together nearly 27,000 members working in various school boards across Quebec.
SOURCE Centrale des unions du Québec
|QUEBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - Present in Quebec City for the launch of the first educational success policy, the Regroupement des organisms communautaire autonomes jeunesse du Québec (ROCAJQ) is proud to note that the demands of young people formulated during of the youth education consultation organized by the Interjeunes Coalition were heard.
Recognition of the diversity of educational needs
Last November, during this consultation, among other things, young people called for more help for students in difficulty and education better suited to gifted students, issues that the Policy on Educational Success intends to tackle. “The diversity of students and their needs must be taken into consideration if our educational environments are to be truly inclusive. We are pleased to hear from the Minister of Education Sébastien Proulx about the requests of young people and the positive impact that the youth consultation led by community organizations has had ”underlines Ms. Sylvie Norris, general manager of ROCAJQ.
The ROCAJQ particularly applauds the following two measures which will have a significant effect on young people:
Note that the participants in the consultation also called for the integration of courses on personal finance education as well as sexuality education, which is also part of the government's plans.
Community organizations: key resources for educational success
In addition, the ROCAJQ would like to reiterate the interest of community organizations in working with the government to ensure the success of all students, especially with regard to literacy. “We are delighted to see that the government is making this a departmental priority. Many community groups are doing exceptional work in this direction and have developed specific expertise with young and old who do not feel comfortable in traditional schools. In this sense, our collaborations will be promising to ensure that everyone has the chance to learn and develop literacy skills ”concludes Mrs. Norris.
ROCAJQ brings together more than 50 organizations across Quebec working in a comprehensive community approach to young people (0-35 years old) and their families.
The Interjeunes Coalition represents more than 345 organizations attended by 370,000 young people across Quebec.
The youth consultation "Educational success, that concerns me!" »Took place on 22 and 23 November 2016 at the Hotel The Concord in Quebec. The event brought together nearly 200 young people, aged 10 to 30, from all over Quebec.
SOURCE Group of independent youth community organizations in Quebec
MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation would like to salute the initiative of the Government of Quebec to have initiated a social dialogue on the educational success of young Quebecers, by focusing on the young childhood to adulthood, which has led, today, to the unveiling of the Educational success policy. This consultation was a unique opportunity to mobilize and bring together all the players working for the educational success of young Quebecers.
The Foundation sees today's announcement as a step in the right direction. Most of the axes, issues and orientations identified echo the observations and testimonies of several of its partners and respond to its recommendations. We should particularly mention the following orientations:
Both public opinion and all those who work with children and young people in Quebec agree that it is time to put in place favorable conditions and concerted measures so that all young Quebecers, without exception, develop their full potential.
We believe that such a Policy will be all the more effective and sustainable if it mobilizes all the actors of the various networks (early childhood, school, family, community, municipal, economic, government services, etc.) and if it is '' aligns coherently with other Government Policies and Action Plans, such as the next Government action plan to fight poverty and social exclusion. The Foundation also wants the Government to integrate the principles enshrined in the Declaration of the Early Childhood Education Summit on May 5.
Finally, in order not to lose the results of the consultation carried out last fall and to ensure the implementation of a Policy educational success effective, sustainable and taking into account territorial realities, the Government will have to maintain an open and inclusive dialogue with all the actors involved in the educational success of young Quebecers.
The Government will always find in the Foundation a committed interlocutor. Through its mission, the initiatives it supports, its expertise accumulated for more than 17 years and as a philanthropic organization, it intends to contribute to the debates, to the reflections that emerge from them and to bear witness to what it is observes in the field or in contact with its partners.
“One of the government's major missions is to create conditions favorable to the educational success of young people in Quebec. This is one of its fundamental roles. The Foundation wishes to make a complementary contribution by supporting the capacity to act of actors mobilized around this important issue so that they continue to effectively and sustainably reduce the obstacles to the educational success of children and young people in their area ”, remember Jean-Marc Chouinard, president of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation.
About the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation
The mission of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation is to prevent poverty by contributing to the educational success of young Quebecers, from their conception up to the age of 17, by developing their full potential. She sees educational success (including, but not limited to academic success) as the development of the full potential of each young person throughout their career, from early childhood to adulthood, so that they become an engaged citizen, autonomous and free of his choices. To achieve this, the Foundation supports local and regional mobilization around the factors of educational success. The Foundation also supports awareness activities and tools intended for parents and, more broadly, for Quebec society as a whole. www.fondationchagnon.org
SOURCE LUCIE AND ANDRE CHAGNON FOUNDATION
|MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - “Quebec needs a skilled and qualified workforce, well prepared for the challenges of tomorrow's labor market. We are pleased to note that several of our recommendations in this regard have challenged the Minister of Education in the development of the Policy on Educational Success, ”said Stéphane Forget, President and CEO of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce. of Quebec (FCCQ).
As part of the national consultation conducted last fall, the FCCQ, among other things, expressed the importance of significantly improving the literacy and numeracy skills of Quebecers, and of familiarizing elementary and secondary students with the digital world, throughout their school career.
The FCCQ also recommended that professional training be promoted, a path leading to rewarding jobs, often very well paid and sought after by employers. She notes that the Policy gives them a role to play in the development of vocational training programs.
"We are campaigning so that the training offer of the various educational environments better meets the workforce challenges that we face today and those of tomorrow," Stéphane Forget recalled. “Quebec employers are grappling with a growing labor shortage; they are ready to actively collaborate in a vast project to better promote vocational training and to develop an action plan to achieve this. "
In terms of educational progress, the FCCQ considers that the Policy should have involved all levels of education. She would have liked it to therefore also include a strategy aimed at better supervising the transition to higher education. It reiterates its support for the government in achieving its educational objectives; an important issue for Quebec, in which everyone must collaborate.
About the FCCQ
Thanks to its vast network of more than 140 chambers of commerce and 1,200 corporate members, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Quebec (FCCQ) represents more than 60,000 companies and 150,000 business people carrying out their activities in all sectors of the economy and throughout Quebec. The largest network of business people and companies in Quebec, the FCCQ is both a federation of chambers of commerce and a provincial chamber of commerce. Its members, whether chambers or companies, all pursue the same goal: to foster an innovative and competitive business environment.
SOURCE Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce
|MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The AQCPE salutes the ambition of Minister Sébastien Proulx, who recognizes that education begins in early childhood and who focuses on acting early to promote the success of all children.
"Early childhood attains its rightful status, that of the first link in the educational continuum," said Louis Senécal, President and CEO of the AQCPE. Time will determine whether the minister's ambition will make his policy the credible heir to the family policy adopted under Lucien Bouchard and the Parent report adopted under Jean Lesage who wanted all citizens to have access to quality education. Added Mr. Senécal.
In addition to enshrining the principle that education begins in early childhood, the AQCPE welcomes the objective of the policy aimed at enhancing parental commitment and supporting the relationship between parents and educational circles. Early childhood educators are committed professionals and their managers are guided by boards of directors made up of parents. This unique and efficient model of parental engagement offers the proximity necessary to support the child in his development.
We will be present
What is more, the AQCPE fully understands the government's call to mobilize partners. Because to achieve his vision, he will have to rely on the ability of all stakeholders to put the child at the center of our social project.
"The AQCPE and its members intend to contribute to the major projects that will be put in place to enable the policy to be implemented," added Louis Senécal. We also expect the government to give itself the means to achieve its ambitions. " he added.
With its policy on educational success, the government is raising the expectations of the population and the latter will assess their merit when the time comes.
The Quebec Association of Early Childhood Centers (AQCPE) is a network of social economy enterprises representing the interests of the majority of early childhood centers and home childcare coordinating offices across Quebec. The AQCPE is recognized by its many partners as a leading player in early childhood and its mission is to exercise national leadership on all issues related to educational and childcare services.
SOURCE Quebec Association of Early Childhood Centers
|MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - Present at the launch of the first Policy on Educational Success, the Regroupement des Organizations communautaire québécois de Lutte au déshochout (ROCLD) would like to salute the affirmation of the principles of inclusion and equal opportunities in a perspective of lifelong learning and the attainment of full potential, as well as recognition of the contribution of the community according to the postulate of “school-family-community” collaboration.
Mélanie Marsolais, Director General of ROCLD, mentions that the inclusive nature of this policy, which seems to want to go beyond academic success in favor of harmonious learning with respect for all young people, meets the desire for inclusion expressed during the Youth Consultation organized by the Coalition Youth in which nearly 200 young people took part in November 2016.
She also maintains that “taking into account all young people, especially those with atypical backgrounds, and reaching their full potential requires the contribution of community dropout organizations (OCLD) which have also demonstrated their contribution and their willingness to collaborate in the educational success of all young people during the public consultations in which they participated in 12 regions of Quebec ”.
In this regard, the ROCLD welcomes the recognition of community action organizations as essential partners in the fight against dropping out. He hopes that the exhaustive analysis of the Policy, and the measures that will be put in place, will enable him to observe the materialization and consistency of the statements of principles presented during the launch.
SOURCE ROCLD - Group of Quebec community organizations to fight dropping out
|MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - In reaction to the new policy on educational success, the CSN calls on the government to show consistency. “While on the one hand, it recognizes that educational success begins before entering preschool, on the other, it is slowing down, with its austerity policies, in particular the development of early childhood education services (CPE and regulated home childcare services). A total inconsistency ”, specifies Véronique De Sève, vice-president of the CSN.
With what means and with whom?
The CSN also intends to keep a close eye to ensure that all staff are involved in this project. “For the moment, there is nothing which concretely guarantees the participation of the actors of the networks, particularly the educational, professional and support staff. The CSN will ensure that they are not taken over in the simple role of spectator, ”adds the vice-president of the CSN.
Always on the lookout, the CSN intends to remain vigilant on the follow-up to this policy, particularly in the implementation of the action plans that will be rolled out over the coming months. "We will keep an eye on the government, particularly with regard to the proposal concerning the contribution of the business community to educational success, and the announcement of the establishment of a working group to create a 'an institute of excellence in education, which concerns us,' concludes Véronique De Sève.
|MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - Montreal Success Network (RRM) welcomes this first Educational success policy, unveiled today by the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, and the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister of Families and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, Sébastien Proulx. Montreal Success Network is pleased to note that the distinct character of the metropolis has been taken into account in the development of this new policy.
26 % of young Quebec dropouts are Montrealers 1
“Montreal's demographic weight in Quebec is considerable. When we know that 26 % of Quebec dropouts are young Montrealers, it becomes critical to take into account the specific context of Montreal when choosing and implementing appropriate actions that will increase their success. Deprivation, immigration, the presence of a large English-speaking community, the variations in realities according to the neighborhoods and the dropout of girls are all distinctive elements that must fuel this reflection, if we want to achieve the objectives of which the policy is being developed for 2030 ”affirms Andrée Mayer-Périard, Executive Director of Réseausuccess Montréal.
A broad approach to the concept of educational success
RRM wishes to highlight the broadening of the concept of educational success - described in the policy as going beyond a diploma and needing to be thought through from early childhood, as well as on a continuum that extends throughout life. - as well as the desire to rely on the mobilization of all the players in society.
“The school remains the pillar of educational success. However, faced with the multitude of risk factors, it cannot do it alone. It is therefore important to mobilize all the players in the community around the school in an intersectoral approach, in order to ensure the presence of a safety net around young people and their families, through actions carried out in a sustainable manner. complementary to those of the school ”concludes Ms. Mayer-Périard.
Already an active partner of the Action Plan of the City of Montreal's Child Policy, Montreal Success Network reiterates to the Government of Quebec its willingness to collaborate for the rest of the work, so that the actions resulting from this first policy of the educational success are most beneficial for young people.
RRM is pleased to have been able to make its contribution by presenting a brief entitled Acting together in school perseverance in Montreal, one of the recommendations of which concerned taking into account the distinct character of Montreal.
About Montreal Success Network
Montreal Success Network (RRM) is the regional consultation body on school perseverance in Montreal. With the support of its 33 regional members, including the five Montreal school boards, RRM mobilizes and catalyzes the driving forces of Montreal in a concerted approach. Together, the members undertake to develop projects in partnership, with the aim of increasing the scope and effect of actions promoting perseverance, success and school re-enrollment. In addition to its strategy of support and accompaniment to local action, RRM regionally manages major issues relating to school perseverance, such as equality between girls and boys and perseverance in school, the ministerial reading measure and Hooked on School Days.
1 Calculation of the Montreal Success Network using data from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Statistics and decision-making information department, information portal, system Charlemagne, November 2014.
SOURCE Montreal Success Network
|MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Federation of Associations of Single-Parent and Recomposed Families of Quebec (FAFMRQ) is far from being impressed by the Educational Success Policy published this morning by the Minister of Education. “We would have expected more concrete means to achieve the ambitious goals set by the Minister. We wonder by what magic formula we intend to increase the graduation rate to 85 % while not proposing any measures to fight against poverty. We may multiply the places in nursery schools for 4 years or support parents in order to "enrich their parental experience", without improving the living conditions of families in poverty, equal opportunities will never really materialize " , indignant Sylvie Lévesque, general manager of the FAFMRQ.
In the brief that it had submitted as part of the consultations held in the fall of 2016, the Federation notably pointed out that, while elementary and secondary education is supposed to be free in Quebec, it is clear that the reality is other. Not only do the fees charged for school materials, extracurricular activities and childcare go well beyond the ability to pay many families, but to have access to professional services for their children with learning disabilities! After making cuts of more than 350 million $ in 2015-2016 in direct services to students, the government is announcing investments of 1.8 billion $, over five years, for the hiring of new professional resources. We will have to see to what extent these sums are actually used wisely.
As the principle underlying the policy tabled today affirms, the parent is the child's first educator. As such, organizations that welcome single-parent and blended families do important support work and deserve to be better supported financially.
It is unacceptable that in a wealthy society like ours, tens of thousands of children have to depend on food banks or the Breakfast Club to get their fill! If the Quebec government wants to promote educational success, the recipe is simple: put an end to poverty, ensure adequate funding for public schools and guarantee genuine free education for ALL children in Quebec!
SOURCE Federation of Associations of Single-Parent and Recomposed Families of Quebec
|AN AMBITIOUS VISION 2017 - 2030
QUEBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - Present at the launch of the new educational success policy of the Minister of Education, Mr. Sébastien Proulx, the AQPDE welcomes the vision and the ambitious objective of at least 85 % of the graduation rate for 2030. "For this policy to be implemented, we wish to work in collaboration with all the partners in the respect of responsibilities, by building on the strengths and particularities of each," d ' to affirm Ms. Danielle Boucher, president of the AQPDE. The principals are to the school, what the teachers are to the student. They are ready to assume their leadership in their school and their community so that the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow.We want this policy to be the beginning of a period of stability and that society perceives that our future collective is based on the recognition and the qualities of the public education system. has the right to its own success, ”added Mrs. Boucher.We will closely follow the work of the working group which could lead to the establishment of a National Institute of Excellence: "we are of the opinion that actions must be based on proven data and experiential knowledge," a concluded the president of AQPDE.About AQPDEThe Quebec Association of School Management Staff (AQPDE) aims to represent, have recognition and defend the professional, social, political and economic interests of its members. It contributes to the advancement of the profession and collaborates in the development of education in Quebec by participating in the reflection on the improvement of the educational system of Quebec. It brings together 660 directors of primary and secondary schools, vocational training centers. and adult education on the territory of the school boards of Appalaches, Beauce-Etchemin, Capitale, Charlevoix, Côte-du-Sud, Découvreurs, Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup, Marie-Victorin, Navigateurs, des Patriotes, Portneuf and First Seigneuries.
SOURCE QUEBEC ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL (AQPDE)
|QUÉBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Association of Anglophone School Boards of Quebec (ACSAQ) congratulates the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Sébastien Proulx on the launch of the Policy on Educational Success, which took place today in Quebec.
The QESBA is pleased with the result of the province-wide consultation on educational success, which enabled the Minister to listen to our experts and stakeholders on their best practices and their vision in education. .
"This is a special day for the English-speaking public education system, as the Minister has mentioned many of the best practices in our sector as being provincial objectives that continue to move forward," said the president of QESBA, Jennifer maccarone. Our school boards can boast of an integration rate of students in regular classes of up to 94 %. We favor a pedagogical approach focused on student learning rather than on teaching the subject, using the most modern practices in both primary and secondary schools as well as in adult education and vocational training. . We are proud of our 86 % pass rate due to the innovative teaching methods that are part of the new policy. We are very pleased that the Minister's vision for the province includes and underlines the great contribution of the community and parents to ensure educational success, these are the fundamental principles of the English-speaking network, ”added the president.
“Mr. Proulx can count on the collaboration of our school boards to make this policy a success for students, parents, staff and the community. The ACSAQ hopes to actively participate and sit on the MEES implementation committee, ”concluded the president.
ACSAQ is the voice of English-speaking public education in Quebec.
SOURCE Association of Anglophone School Boards of Quebec
|MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Federation of Private Educational Institutions (FEEP) supports the Policy on Educational Success. She is particularly pleased with the fact that the Ministère wishes to coordinate this policy with Québec's digital strategy and to integrate the learning of coding from the 1er primary cycle. FEEP asks the government to show the courage to make certain changes quickly, particularly with regard to the recognition and professional development of teachers, an essential element to achieve the targets set by the Policy on Educational Success. She also asks that the government set up without delay a committee to review the ministerial tests.
Priority to the professional training and development of teachers
Teachers being the main architects of our school system, they are the main agents of change to achieve the targets set by the government.
"If we want to revitalize the school and make it a living environment that adequately prepares young people for the realities of the 21e century, we must support and accompany teachers, explains Nancy brousseau, Director General of FEEP. There is an urgent need to review the initial training of teachers and to establish a true culture of professional development so that teachers are well equipped so that this Policy translates into concrete results. "
Review of assessment
FEEP requests that a committee be set up without delay to review the evaluation. In light of the various incidents that marked the periods of ministerial examinations in recent years, the format and number of ministerial examinations for the 2017-2018 school year must be reviewed without delay.
The Federation asks this committee to look into:
Contribution of private educational institutions to efforts to integrate students with disabilities, social maladjustments or learning difficulties
FEEP believes that the Policy on Educational Success must contain support measures for private schools that welcome students with special needs. More and more of these students are attending private schools and the latter are open to the idea of welcoming more. However, the efforts of private schools are limited by the fact that the government subsidy for these students is not adjusted, whereas it is if they attend public school. The contribution of private educational establishments to efforts to integrate students with disabilities or with adjustment or learning difficulties must be recognized.
The Federation has solid expertise in bringing success to students with varied backgrounds. The various experts of the Federation and the network of private educational establishments are keenly interested in cooperating with the Ministry and the various players in the education sector so that the Policy on Educational Success is translated into concrete actions in order to better respond the needs and expectations of young Quebecers.
About the Federation of Private Educational Institutions
The Federation is a non-profit organization that brings together 192 independent establishments attended by some 110,000 students spread across Quebec, or about 12 % of the school population in Quebec. The members of the Federation offer services to preschool, elementary and secondary students in the areas of general and vocational training and special education.
SOURCE Federation of Private Educational Institutions
ANJOU, QCJune 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - “Education is everyone's business,” said Education Minister Sébastien Proulx, today in Quebec City during the presentation of the policy. educational success. "We adhere to this long-term vision of education and we welcome the tabling of this policy which will serve as a frame of reference and which largely responds to the requests that we had formulated in our brief submitted as part of the consultations," underlined MrsLorraine Normand-Charbonneau, President of the Quebec Federation of Educational Institutions (FQDE).
For the FQDE, educational success necessarily depends on the place reserved for the needs of the students, which takes into account the needs of the environments and the importance of the contribution of the community in the success of the students. “Our members had high expectations of this policy. We hoped to see a policy that would be inspired by civic education, in a broader vision for all of Quebec's development, and this is the case here, ”indicates the president.
School alone cannot make all students succeed. Parents play an important role in this equation. It is about the education of their children. Through this vision, we are creating the society of tomorrow because we take into account several realities: students with special needs, gifted students, students with an immigrant background, native students as well as adults. "This vision is inclusive, it respects the diversity of people and reflects the image of Quebec society today and tomorrow," explains Lorraine Normand-Charbonneau.
A dissertation inspired by the future of education
When submitting its thesis in December 2016, the FQDE already mentioned several issues and themes that are today in the policy of educational success.
“We find in the policy presented by the Minister this morning the essence of our requests. This policy responds to several issues in education. It is now necessary to see how all these elements will be introduced and articulated in the mediums. The will is there. The dialogue will have to continue because there will still be a lot of work to do in order to put this policy in place, ”concluded Ms. Normand-Charbonneau.
About the FQDE
The FQDE is the main professional body representing the directors and vice-principals of educational establishments in Quebec. It is made up of more than 2,050 members from 20 regional associations. The mission of the federation is to promote professional development and excellence in management and to defend their rights.
SOURCE Quebec Federation of Educational Institutions (FQDE)
|QUEBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec (RCJEQ) and its members welcome the announcements made this morning by Mr. Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, as part of the launch of the first Policy on Educational Success.
Several orientations announced this morning were present in the recommendations that the RCJEQ proposed in the brief submitted in October 2016, in particular the development of literacy and numeracy skills for all individuals, development of an inclusive living environment. diversified activities for young people as well as the consolidation of links between the educational environment and the various actors of the community.
“The RCJEQ is satisfied with the measures announced this morning by Minister Sébastien Proulx. We are pleased that some of the RCJEQ's proposals are included in this Educational Success Policy, which demonstrates the quality of the work of the carrefours jeunesse-emploi (CJE) teams with young Quebecers. The CJEs will be fully committed to the success of these measures alongside stakeholders in the education sector in order to help young people supported by the CJEs in their educational success and in reaching their full potential. »Declared the president of the RCJEQ, Mr. Serge Duclos.
As part of the Consultation on Educational Success held in the fall of 2016, the RCJEQ submitted 18 recommendations in order to respond to the issues facing young people for their educational success. The RCJEQ also participated in the Education Meetings held on the 1erand last December 2 in Quebec City, in the presence of many actors from Quebec's youth and education communities.
About carrefours jeunesse-emploi (CJE)
The CJEs are community organizations whose mandate is to support and guide young adults aged 16 to 35 in their efforts to achieve personal and social autonomy, by helping them in their academic perseverance, in their path to employment or in the development of entrepreneurship, volunteering and volunteering projects. The services and activities of the CJEs aim to improve the general living conditions of young people.
About the Quebec network of youth-employment centers (RCJEQ)
The RCJEQ brings together, supports and represents youth employment centers in order to develop, promote and defend, with its members, orientations adapted to the needs of local communities, with a view to fostering the personal, social, economic and professional autonomy of young people. adults aged 16 to 35. The Youth Secretariat, in collaboration with the RCJEQ, ensures the coordination, deployment and continuous improvement of the Youth hub in all of the CJEs.
Website : http://www.rcjeq.org
SOURCE Network of Carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec
|QUEBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ) would like to salute the leadership of the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Sébastien Proulx, who today unveiled the Policy educational success, a first in Quebec. This policy responds to a request formulated by the FCSQ following the Public education summit that it organized in 2012. The Minister can therefore count on the collaboration of the school boards, as emphasized by the President of the FCSQ, Alain Fortier.
“It is with determination and enthusiasm that elected school officials will mobilize their staff and partners to implement this policy, according to the needs and realities specific to their environment. All education stakeholders and partners will be mobilized towards a single goal, student success. "
The Minister showed openness and listening during the consultations held last fall since the Policy on Educational Success unveiled today responds to several concerns expressed by the FCSQ, in particular those of having a vision and objectives. clear, to avoid the news of the day or the trend of the moment, to recognize the importance of local governance and to promote public schools, in particular by promoting the teaching profession.
School officials will have the opportunity to analyze the policy in more detail at a meeting scheduled for August. The FCSQ also wishes to be part of the implementation committee where it can, if necessary, raise certain more specific concerns.
The Federation of Quebec School Boards brings together the vast majority of French-language school boards in Quebec as well as the Commission scolaire du Littoral. School boards are local governments that ensure the academic success of more than one million students by providing educational services at the elementary, secondary, vocational training and adult levels. They also offer efficient and essential services, particularly in terms of human resources and material and financial resources. In addition, school boards are responsible for distributing resources equitably between their establishments and making safe school transportation accessible at all times.
SOURCE Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ)
MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The CPQ (Conseil du patronat du Québec) welcomes the announcement of the new Policy on Educational Success of the Government of Quebec presented today by Minister of Education Sébastien Proulx. The CPQ had also actively participated in the consultations held last fall in order to assert the employers' point of view.
“Achieving the full potential of young people from an early age is a fundamental priority for the future prosperity of Quebec. With an aging population and growing needs in terms of skilled labor, Quebec society does not have the means to escape no one ”affirms Yves-Thomas Dorval, President and CEO of the CPQ.
Among the main orientations announced by the government, the CPQ highlights in particular the development of diversified vocational training courses so that they are more aligned with the development priorities of Quebec, as well as the desire to strengthen the links between the educational and the business community. In addition, it supports the intention to better integrate digital skills into the training offer, so that workers of today and tomorrow are better equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, in a growing economy. continuous mutation.
"These orientations will give rise to a closer mobilization of employers, which will help the world of education to become more open to innovation and continuous improvement, by decompartmentalizing networks into a more collaborative management framework" , to continue, Mr. Dorval.
In addition, the CPQ offers its support to the working group for the creation of an institute of excellence in education, which will aim to continue the dialogue and improve the Policy on Educational Success.
Bringing together several of the largest companies in Quebec, the Conseil du patronat du Québec also brings together the vast majority of sectoral employers 'associations, making it the only employers' confederation in Quebec. It directly and indirectly represents more than 70,000 employers of all sizes, both in the private and public sectors, with activities in Quebec. www.cpq.qc.ca
SOURCE Quebec Employers Council
|QUEBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - After months of consultations, discussions and reflections, the Federation of Quebec Parents' Committees (FCPQ) welcomes the tabling of the Policy on Educational Success with interest, particularly in this regard. which concerns the valuation of parental commitment and the school-family-community relationship.
In his Policy unveiled this morning, the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport confirmed the importance of parental commitment and the need to enhance it. “Like the Minister, I am convinced that parents have a key role in developing an environment conducive to learning. The Policy clearly states: the parent is the first educator of his child. This recognition of their contribution to the educational success of their children will certainly make it possible to further develop parental involvement, ”emphasizes the President of the FCPQ, Ms. Corinne Payne.
For the latter, “the Policy is completely consistent with what we heard during the consultations on educational success. Not only do parents have an important place in the process but it is above all the vision, first and foremost focused on the needs of the children, that we are most delighted with and that allows us to believe that everyone's success is truly the objective to be achieved ”.
According to the FCPQ, this vision represents a major change of course in the way we act in education. “Now children and their needs will be at the top of the list. The rest will have to flow from it. It will no longer be for the children and their parents to adapt to the available resources. The resources will have to be made available for the children ”, specifies the president.
The FCPQ also wishes to salute the various targets or measures unveiled this morning. Especially :
Corinne Payne ensures the full collaboration of parents in all stages leading to the objectives to be achieved by 2030. It also invites the entire network to mobilize in order to find solutions to the various challenges revealed.
Profile of the Federation of Quebec Parents' Committees (FCPQ)
For more than 40 years, the FCPQ has brought together the parents' committees of Quebec school boards and supports volunteer parents concerned about parental participation in public elementary and secondary schools in order to ensure the quality of the education offered. to children.
SOURCE Federation of Parents' Committees of Quebec
|QUÉBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - AMDES welcomes the importance the government places on educational success and considers that the policy announced today takes into account the issues raised during the consultations and includes elements carriers. The horizon may seem distant, but it gives a realistic perspective of the timeline to be put in place.
As the president of AMDES, Hélène Bourdages, declared: “It is as if a wind of positive renewal anchored in the reality of the environments had blown on education in Quebec. We have called so much for education to be at the center of government priorities that we can only rejoice. We of course share the objectives presented by the Minister and we are also ready to participate in this momentum which will not fail to dust off certain ways of doing things. As the conductor of the school team, the directors applaud the establishment-centered development objectives. Success starts from there, it is there that the means, the resources and the support must urgently be directed. "
As regards the objectives such as early and continuous action with 0-8 year olds, the fact of basing decisions on a scientific approach and the valuation of the school team, they are exactly what the directions, Deputy directors and administrative managers observe on a daily basis.
However, AMDES recalls that in these matters, everything is a question of means and resources. However, particularly in Montreal, many challenges worsen the situation in schools, including the shortage of staff, the reception of immigrants, the high levels of deprivation and pockets of poverty, the dilapidated buildings, the cumbersome of certain processes. , etc. It will therefore be necessary, beyond the policy announced today, to ensure that the appropriate means are put in place. In this sense, the resource allocation committee, which will begin its work in the coming weeks, should be called upon to contribute, which will allow school administrators to participate in decisions.
SOURCE Montreal Association of School Administrators
|QUÉBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The need to act early, the concern to give an equal and universal change to all despite their difference, the desire to shape a healthy and safe environment to promote the success of young people and adults: certainly , the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport and Minister of Families, Sébastien Proulx, lays the stones to hoist Quebec among the most educated societies in the world. It does so in continuity, by relying on an efficient network and on a contingent of actors who make educational success a daily mission.
By taking note of the Policy on Educational Success unveiled today, the Association des directions générale des commissions scolaire (ADIGECS) considers that the graduation and success targets are realistic and achievable, and that they are consistent with the progress made in recent years.
“After extensive consultation, we have to admit that the Minister has heard the network's concerns and that he too is giving himself the means to succeed. While welcoming several aspects of the Policy, in particular the relevance of acting early, the need to place the community at the heart of student success, the challenge of staff training and development, and the importance of 'lifelong learning, we reiterate the importance of giving ourselves time so that we can implement change and take stock of the experience ”, commented the President of ADIGECS, Éric Blackburn.
TARGETS OVER 13 YEARS
In addition, the Association bases a lot of hope on the creation of a national institute of excellence in education where the best educational practices can converge. In the same spirit, ADIGECS invites the Minister to rely on the expertise of the general management of school boards in the work sites that will open and in the deployment of the measures included in the Policy. "It is in this way, and thanks to an unprecedented mobilization of actors, that we will be able to reach the targets that we set ourselves collectively", concluded Mr. Blackburn.
SOURCE Association of Directors General of School Boards (ADIGECS)
|QUÉBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - More than six months after the holding of the national meeting which took place on the 1er and December 2 2016 and just a few days before the end of the school year, the Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, today unveils his Educational success policy. The Autonomous Federation of Education (FAE) considers that the moment chosen by the Minister is at the very least revealing of the place he gives to teachers in what he describes as a “collective project”. However, teachers and their representatives actively participated in the formal consultations that took place last fall.
The FAE believes that Minister Proulx could have shown more consideration for teachers and revealed his Educational success policy next August, when schools will open their doors for the new school year. “The minister could not have chosen a worse time to unveil his policy. In a few days, the establishments will be closed for the summer period. What message is the minister trying to send to teachers and their representatives? »Asks Sylvain Mallette, president of the AWF.
In addition, before deciding on the choices made by Minister Proulx, the FAE will consult the teachers. However, this consultation will not be held before the next school year, next August. “The teachers have just administered, corrected and then collated the results obtained by their students in the context of the examinations imposed by the Ministry or the school boards. The Minister is well aware that the end of a school year is not a good time to conduct a consultation operation with teachers. We will therefore take the necessary time to find out what they think of the Minister's plan, in particular with regard to the promises made in connection with the recognition and respect of professional autonomy, ”indicated Mr. Mallette.
Given the nature of the orientations adopted by Minister Proulx and using the most appropriate means, the FAE will consult the teachers. "One thing is clear, the minister will not learn the results of this consultation from a newspaper article, as was the case for us when we learned, on June 19, of the existence of a thinking group from which the minister kept us out. When we deem it appropriate, we will let him know what the teachers really think, ”concluded Mr. Mallette.
At the request of Minister Proulx, the FAE has agreed to meet with him on June 27 at its offices in Quebec.
The FAE brings together eight unions which represent more than 34,000 teachers (one third of the teaching staff in Quebec) of preschool, elementary, secondary, prison, vocational training and adult education and staff. school schools Peter Hall and the Academic Center Fournier, as well as the 900 members of the Association of retired people of the FAE (APRFAE).
SOURCE Autonomous Federation of Education (FAE)
|QUEBEC, June 21, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Quebec Association of School Executives (AQCS) welcomes the Policy on Educational Success presented by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Sébastien Proulx, who in line with the comments made during the broad consultation held last fall.
By acting effectively from early childhood, by establishing an Institute of excellence in education, by promoting the teaching profession, by relaxing the targeted measures and by supporting students and teachers, the Minister is paving the way for better conditions. success rates that will undoubtedly have a positive impact on student success and graduation rates.
The AQCS is delighted with the new specialized resources that will be added to the network, but particularly those that will be added to vocational training and general adult education, for a long time the poor relation of a course that we are trying to promote. In addition, the Association intends to read the policy in depth to appreciate the necessary rapprochement between the health and education networks intended to promote a harmonious transition between early childhood and the primary cycle.
“Raising educational success to the rank of a national priority implies that this issue, which is central to the economic and social development of Quebec, transcends partisan interests and economic vagaries. We cannot engage in an ambitious policy of educational success only when budgetary availability allows for major reinvestments such as those confirmed today. This must be a priority at all times, economic slowdown or not, ”commented the new president of the AQCS, Rémi Asselin.
In addition, the AQCS would like this mobilizing policy based on the priorities of the network and the well-being of the students to be apolitical. To achieve its objectives, its deployment must last until 2030, beyond political and ministerial moods. “Giving yourself a destination means relying on data from research and early intervention, to avoid continually changing course. We hope that this minister, who instills dynamism and stability, can stay the course and that he continues to stay connected to the realities and concerns of those who carry at arm's length a network of which we can collectively be very proud ”, added Mr. Asselin.
The AQCS considers this policy to be an additional lever to help make Quebec one of the most educated nations in the world. Minister Proulx can therefore count on the full cooperation of the AQCS to put it in place as soon as possible.
SOURCE Quebec Association of School Executives (AQCS)