Edmonton high schools switch to longer classes for 2020-21

June 29 2020 7:48pm High school students in Edmonton will return to longer classes in the fall. Both the public and catholic school boards announced Monday students will take two classes a day as part of a four-semester school year.…

Edmonton public, Catholic boards changing up high school schedules for 2020-21

The Edmonton Catholic and Edmonton Public school divisions announced Monday that next year, high schools will move to a quarterly schedule with fewer daily classes and double the diploma exam dates. The move will allow high school students to take…

Edmonton Catholic School Board approves 2020-21 operating budget

The Edmonton Catholic School Board has approved an operating budget for the 2020-21 school year, but it comes with challenges. The board approved the $521.2-million operating budget unanimously. The biggest change will be to pre-kindergarten. The new funding model from…

Edmonton Catholic Schools makes tough budget decisions

The Edmonton Catholic School Board approved its operating budget for 2020/21, but with recent changes to provincial education funding some tough calls had to be made. As Sarah Komadina explains, significant cuts were made to the 100 Voices program that…

Edmonton Catholic Schools cancels year-round schooling for 2020-21

Year-round schooling has been cancelled by Edmonton Catholic Schools for the 2020-21 school year. In a letter sent home to families with students at St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Alphonsus and St. Catherine schools, the superintendent said the decision comes…

Edmonton Catholic School Division announces more temporary staff layoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Edmonton Catholic School Division has announced more staff layoffs due to provincial education funding changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Related News In a media release Thursday morning, the ECSD said it will begin informing 67 part-time light duty custodians…

Coronavirus: Will students return to Alberta classrooms this school year? Call is Dr. Hinshaw’s

As parents across Alberta struggle to work from home while trying to help their children with distance learning, the big question is: how long will it last? “I don’t have those answers,” said Trisha Estabrooks, chair of Edmonton Public Schools.…

Coronavirus: Alberta school boards review fees amid temporary COVID-19 school closures

Several Alberta school boards are reviewing fees paid by parents as schools remain under temporary closure as a preventative measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. All kindergarten to Grade 12 classes were cancelled on March 15 in response to the growing…

Edmonton Catholic, public schools cancel more field trips amid coronavirus outbreak

More school trips have been cancelled by Edmonton Public Schools and Edmonton Catholic Schools amid the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Edmonton Public Schools said Wednesday it has cancelled all international field trips until the end of April. The…