Edmonton school boards look for repair fund stability, new buildings in provincial budget

Edmonton’s public school board wants to get off the roller coaster ride of fluctuating public infrastructure funding — a problem highlighted in a recent provincial blue-ribbon panel report. Music teacher Julie Scott unwraps brand new instruments in St. John XXIII,…

‘Stop this political nonsense’: protesters want new school curriculum to proceed

Protest against the government appointing an advisory panel to further review curriculum that has been written so far, at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton, August 28, 2019. Ed Kaiser / Ed Kaiser/Postmedia A lack of Indigenous representatives and current teachers…

K-12 curriculum on park while government launches consults

Almost 10,000 people, including parents, educators, interest groups and members of the public responded to an Alberta Education curriculum survey in 2018. Postmedia, file Teachers who were hoping to test Alberta’s new kindergarten-to-Grade 4 curriculum this fall will have to…

Some schools losing mental health therapists in budget trade offs

Parents are decrying education funding uncertainty that has led to some Edmonton principals eliminating school-based mental health therapists to save money. Parent Taryn McDonald, with her five-year-old son Rhys, said she’s concerned her children’s school will be losing a mental…