Edmonton school boards look for repair fund stability, new buildings in provincial budget

Edmonton’s public school board wants to get off the roller coaster ride of fluctuating public infrastructure funding — a problem highlighted in a recent provincial blue-ribbon panel report. Music teacher Julie Scott unwraps brand new instruments in St. John XXIII,…

Eliminate duplicated school systems to reduce education costs, association says

Eradicate Alberta’s separated school systems to reduce public spending on K-12 administration, the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta said in response to a provincial panel report on cutting the province’s costs. Cathy Hogg is president of the Public School…

Leave students’ achievement out of funding, public school board says

Tying school funding to students’ performance has no support from Edmonton’s public school trustees. Edmonton Public Schools board chairwoman Trisha Estabrooks said students’ performance in school should not be used to determine school board funding. Greg Southam / Postmedia Tying…

Funding confirmed for Alberta school nutrition program

In advance of the provincial budget next month, the province’s education minister shared some good news on Monday. “I am happy to say that our government is going to continue with the nutrition funding for this upcoming school year,” Education…

College president disputes MacKinnon panel report’s statement on low completion rates at Alberta post secondaries

The graduation rate data included in an influential blue ribbon panel report last week may paint an inaccurate picture of Alberta post-secondary students’ success, said the head of one institution caught in its crosshairs. Former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice MacKinnon…