First Nation school reopens with elders teaching

The school on the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan reopened its doors on Tuesday with elders teaching the classes.

The school was shut down last week by parents who were upset over the handling of their children. As the result of an experimental curriculum that involved testing, many students had been placed in special education or were being taught at lower grade levels.

The parents want the curriculum changed before teachers are allowed back. The Department of Indian and Northern Affairs says it will evaluate the school.

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Elders now teaching classes at Piapot school (CBC 10/19)

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