Edmonton school asks for tech, food donations during COVID-19 pandemic

April 3 2020 7:21pm It’s been one week since the new normal began for Edmonton students. Community Reporter Morgan Black checks up on students, parents and teachers to see how they’ve taken to online learning. ‘ }); } else {…

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Premier Jason Kenney offered more new details on Wednesday about why his government announced temporary layoffs in Alberta’s education system over the weekend, explaining that the decision was made after a number of school boards told the government they were…

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.…

Alberta Opposition tells education minister to fight for school funding or quit

By The Canadian Press Posted March 30, 2020 4:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta Opposition says Education Minister Adriana LaGrange needs to start fighting for students or quit…

Publisher lifts limit on eBooks for libraries in light of novel coronavirus pandemic

Macmillan Publishers lifted the embargo it previously put in place limiting the number of titles for eBooks public libraries could buy due to the current health crisis. READ MORE: 79 mayors, U.S. Congress wade into publisher’s limit on eBooks for…

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 father concerned over decision to redirect education funding amid COVID-19 crisis

Edmontonian Annika Froese loves learning and going to school. READ MORE: Alberta reports 3rd death from COVID-19 as total cases hit 661 The seven-year-old Lendrum elementary student relies heavily on her two educational assistants. She has a genetic condition called…

Edmonton father concerned over decision to redirect education funding

March 29 2020 9:04pm An Edmonton father is worried his high-needs daughter will fall behind after Alberta government redirects millions in education funding. Nicole Stillger reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Alberta unemployment rate to reach 9.5% amid COVID-19 pandemic: economic outlook

A new economic forecast released by one of Canada’s big banks on Friday projects a severe hit to Alberta’s economy this year as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. The TD Economics forecast projects a recession deeper than what…