Grant plan to cut Alberta class sizes has failed, says education minister

Alberta’s education minister says a grant program to cut class sizes in schools has spent $3.4 billion over the last 15 years while failing to deliver results. Adriana LaGrange says a report on the Class Size Initiative has barely “moved…

How to talk to your kids about differences and disabilities

“Maybe we should play with her next time.” The casual remark, made in a swimming pool on Thanksgiving, stood out for Christine L’Abbé. A mother was gently encouraging her sons to play with L’Abbé’s five-year-old daughter Gabi. “Just kind of…

University of Alberta’s school of witchcraft and wizardry makes science fun for all

October 16 2019 9:08am The University of Alberta’s witchcraft and wizardry event is coming up. As a preview, teacher Michael Ng is playing with liquid nitrogen. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Alberta NDP make push to keep $25-a-day childcare program

Posted October 15, 2019 11:52 pm Updated October 15, 2019 11:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ NDP leader Rachel Notley is asking the UCP to keep funding a childcare pilot…

A virtual fly on the wall: why daycares are installing cameras for parents’ peace of mind

More and more Canadian daycares and dayhomes are giving working parents the chance to check in on their children in real time. They are assembling surveillance systems to give parents peace of mind and a window into their child’s day.…

EPL joins other public libraries across North America to protest publisher’s ebook restrictions

As the date new ebook licensing restrictions are set to take effect looms, the Edmonton Public Library is joining forces with groups across North America to protest the changes. Effective Nov. 1, all public libraries, regardless of size, will only…