Post-secondary students descend upon Alberta legislature to protest UCP cuts

Post-secondary students from the University of Alberta and MacEwan University marched from their respective campuses to the Alberta legislature Monday, raising concerns over provincial budget cuts. “This budget is personal,” said Akanksha Bhatnagar, the president of the University of Alberta…

School voucher resolution signals threat to Alberta public education, NDP says

A grassroots United Conservative Party policy proposal suggesting Alberta adopt an American-style school voucher system would be “dangerous” for publicly funded schools in the province, says the Opposition NDP education critic Sarah Hoffman said Tuesday Premier Jason Kenney should publicly…

Alberta NDP calls proposed UCP education funding policy divisive

Alberta’s NDP Opposition is protesting a proposed UCP policy, calling it divisive. The UCP constituency association of Lacombe-Ponoka is pushing for a new “voucher system” of funding in schools across the province. That new system would see “equal per-student funding”…

UCP government wants input from Albertans on ‘education choice’

Posted November 8, 2019 12:30 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A survey has been launched to allow Albertans a chance to offer their input to help make decisions on future…

‘We’re one of the losers’: Alberta rural school division pens letter over UCP education cuts

A rural Alberta school board has penned a letter to the UCP government that calls its education budget changes “draconian.” “In our opinion, being a rural school division, we’re one of the losers,” said Terry Jewell, chair of Sturgeon Public…

Kenney government to pursue contracts with private builders to construct 5 new schools

Alberta is back in the business of partnering with the private sector to build schools. Infrastructure Minister Prasad Panda says five of 25 new school projects being built over the next five years may be constructed using the so-called P3…