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…

‘Stop this political nonsense’: protesters want new school curriculum to proceed

Protest against the government appointing an advisory panel to further review curriculum that has been written so far, at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton, August 28, 2019. Ed Kaiser / Ed Kaiser/Postmedia A lack of Indigenous representatives and current teachers…

Alberta and Ontario to collaborate on meeting future shortage of tradespeople

Alberta and Ontario’s education ministers have inked a high-level agreement to share data and tactics for guiding more K-12 students into trades and science and technology careers. Dual-credit programs, like Archbishop O’Leary’s plumbing courses, allow high school students to begin…

K-12 curriculum on park while government launches consults

Almost 10,000 people, including parents, educators, interest groups and members of the public responded to an Alberta Education curriculum survey in 2018. Postmedia, file Teachers who were hoping to test Alberta‚Äôs new kindergarten-to-Grade 4 curriculum this fall will have to…

Canadian allergy organizations laud Alberta MLA’s private member’s bill

A law requiring consistent approaches to managing food allergies in public schools across Alberta would bring peace of mind to students and provide clarity for school staff, say national allergy advocates. Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk holds an epinephrine autoinjector…

NDP accuses government of spreading misinformation about GSA bill

LGBTQ+ students remained political ping-pong balls in the Alberta legislature as the NDP opposition accused the government of spreading misinformation about an education bill before the house. NDP Leader Rachel Notley said the United Conservative Party government is incorrect by…