Edmonton Public Schools to lay off over 2,100 support staff: union

The union that represents 36,000 public sector workers in Alberta, including those employed by school boards, says Edmonton Public Schools is laying off thousands of support staff on Friday. READ MORE: Alberta orders all classes cancelled, daycares closed as COVID-19 cases…

Year in review: Janet French reflects on revealing glimpses inside schools

As much fun as it is to follow the whiplash-inducing policies of governments with wildly contrasting visions of what good school systems looks like, the best part of covering education in Alberta is going into schools and watching the experts…

Edmonton provincial exam results dance around provincial average

Students in Edmonton Public Schools outperformed their classmates across Alberta on provincial math exams last year, new data show. School divisions are beginning to analyze their results from 2018-19 provincial exams. David Bloom Bloom, David / David Bloom Students in…

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…