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…

EPSB will have to guess at its budget until Alberta government gives final answer

Trustees on the Edmonton Public School Board will have to brace for some late breaking news, after Premier Jason Kenney earlier this week at a cabinet retreat in Calgary confirmed to reporters that his government won’t table a provincial budget…

Public school board relieved but has questions about enrolment growth funding

Edmonton’s public school board chairwoman was “relieved” to hear Alberta’s finance minister commit to providing schools with money for enrolment growth. School boards and teachers are concerned about the government’s plans for funding enrolment growth in school divisions where the…

Education Act too rushed, consequences unknown, public school board says

Forging ahead to rapidly install a replacement for the Alberta schools’ “constitution” will put school boards in the awkward position of coping with unpredictable consequences, Edmonton public school trustees say. Edmonton public school board chairwoman Michelle Draper said the rapid…

It’s not just little kids: Too many junior high students are having trouble reading, so Edmonton schools are changing their approach

With increasing awareness of junior and senior high students whose reading skills lag, Edmonton’s public schools have put a growing focus on helping older students with literacy. Student Melodi Kurt, left, gets help with some school work from educational assistant…

Renowned Indigenous artist Alex Janvier among those honoured with namesake schools

Canadian Alex Janvier in front of “Lubicon” painted in 1988. Wayne Cuddington / Postmedia Edmonton Public Schools has revealed the community builders and educators whose names will grace three Edmonton facilities. The three schools — a K-Grade 3 school in…