The Manitoba government says 79 new teachers have been hired by school divisions over the past year, as the province works to reduce classroom sizes.
Hiring the 79 teachers, who are working in 31 school divisions, has resulted in 20 per cent fewer Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes that have 24 or more students, the province said Wednesday.
The hirings have also led to a 13 per cent increase in the number of Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes that have 20 students or less.
Premier Greg Selinger said smaller class sizes ensure students have more individual attention from teachers…
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