Universities over-budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting: Alberta government

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 16, 2020 1:13 pm Updated January 16, 2020 1:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s advanced education minister says post-secondary schools are going…

Wolf Creek Public Schools closed due to cold, but diploma exams still going ahead

As temperatures dip to the -30 C to -40 C range across central Alberta on Tuesday, one school division has cancelled all classes on Tuesday except for Grade 12 diploma exams. Wolf Creek Public Schools covers a stretch of central…

Edmonton Public Schools could add more PD days to save money: report

As the Edmonton Public School Board continues to search for cost-cutting measures following the provincial budget last fall, one idea being considered is adding more professional development days. At the Nov. 26 school board meeting, school administration was asked to…

Confusion reigned as government scrambled to get Rutherford scholarships online, documents show

Perplexed political staff and civil servants spent a week in July and August trying to understand why applications for Alberta’s largest post-secondary scholarship program didn’t open in time for the start of the 2019-20 school year. Perplexed political staff and…

Year in review: Janet French reflects on revealing glimpses inside schools

As much fun as it is to follow the whiplash-inducing policies of governments with wildly contrasting visions of what good school systems looks like, the best part of covering education in Alberta is going into schools and watching the experts…

Dozens of school divisions turn to AHS for lead testing after Tainted Water investigation

The signs cover every drinking fountain in the halls of a Central Alberta school: “Do not drink water from this tap.” Condor School, part of the Wild Rose School Division west of Red Deer, is not taking any chances that…

Edmonton Catholic School Division bringing in more bus fees to offset loss of provincial grant

Edmonton Catholic Schools followed in the footsteps of Edmonton Public Schools on Tuesday as trustees voted to charge more fees for student transportation to offset the loss of a grant in October’s provincial budget. “This is regrettable,” said Supt. Joan…