Education and Early Learning Childhood Minister Wayne Ewasko announced the provincial government has launched its K to 12 Education Action Plan.

The plan comes in response to 75 recommendations from the Manitoba Commission, which looks to provide high-quality education. He notes a lot of the work on some recommendations is already underway.

"All children deserve a high-quality education and our government is committed to strengthening and improving education in the province," notes Ewasko. "This action plan redefines our focus on actions that improve educational outcomes with student achievement and well-being at the centre of all planning and decisions. Based on public feedback to date, work is not proceeding on three of the commission recommendations including changes to the school trustee model and other governance changes."

The plan centres around four goals, including high-quality learning, student engagement, excellence in teaching and leadership, and responsive systems. This began when the government created the Manitoba Commission on Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education to review the education system starting in January of 2019.

"I thank all of the commissioners for their efforts and thoughtful deliberations, as well as over 25,000 Manitobans that participated in the commission and in the engagement sessions since then. The commission was clear that all educational partners must work together, including government, school divisions, schools, students, families, and communities, to implement the recommendations successfully," says Ewasko. "The action plan incorporates this feedback from educators, administrators, and the public, and commits to ongoing collaboration and engagement. By working together, we can realize our vision where all Manitoba students succeed, no matter where they live, their backgrounds or their individual circumstances."

For the full press release from the government of Manitoba, click here.