Education

Children's backpacks and shoes are seen at a daycare, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. Experts in education say many young students are facing problems getting back into the swing of school after the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of them to learn from their own homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Teachers, parents find rocky return to school for kids adjusting to in-person class

Teachers, parents find rocky return to school for kids adjusting to in-person class

 

FILE - Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. (Photo from Government of Alberta)

Education minister responds to critics

Alberta has one of the best-funded education systems in Canada, LaGrange says

 

Elizabeth Richards sets off to find her new classroom. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Ten per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks: student advocacy group

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking cases since September

Elizabeth Richards sets off to find her new classroom. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
A student does work in Cremona on Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Laundry list of facts’: Alberta teachers group revives school curriculum criticism

EDMONTON — The Alberta Teachers’ Association is inviting the minister of education…

A student does work in Cremona on Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., on August 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Concerns prompt B.C. to return to notifying schools, parents about COVID exposures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says parents and teachers have let it be known they need to be informed

Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., on August 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said Albertans want a stronger K-6 curriculum and that’s what the UCP will deliver. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

NDP call on UCP to halt ‘botched’ curriculum pilot

Education minister encourages Albertans to provide feedback

FILE - Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said Albertans want a stronger K-6 curriculum and that’s what the UCP will deliver. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Ecole La Prairie offers Francophone education from kindergarten to Grade 12!

7 Reasons Central Albertan students benefit from learning EN FRANÇAIS!

With bilingual confidence and a broad cultural education, your child gets a world of opportunities

  • May 24, 2021
Ecole La Prairie offers Francophone education from kindergarten to Grade 12!
A school bag and a lunch bag are seen in the schoolyard at Bancroft Elementary School as students go back to school in Montreal on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says the organization representing the province's teachers is playing politics with a proposed new kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum and isn’t sincere about a real bridge-building effort. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Alberta teachers and education minister swap accusations of politicizing curriculum

Alberta teachers and education minister swap accusations of politicizing curriculum

A school bag and a lunch bag are seen in the schoolyard at Bancroft Elementary School as students go back to school in Montreal on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says the organization representing the province's teachers is playing politics with a proposed new kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum and isn’t sincere about a real bridge-building effort. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. The Alberta government says schools in Calgary will move to at-home learning starting Monday for students in grades 7 to 12.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Operational pressures:’ Calgary schools shift to at-home learning for grades 7 to 12

‘Operational pressures:’ Calgary schools shift to at-home learning for grades 7 to 12

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. The Alberta government says schools in Calgary will move to at-home learning starting Monday for students in grades 7 to 12.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Sarah Elaine Eaton, associate professor at University of Calgary's Worklund School of Education, poses in this undated handout photo. She says parts of the proposed curriculum for kindergarten and elementary school children have been copied from other sources without credit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - University of Calgary, Clayton MacGillivray

Parts of Alberta’s draft school curriculum plagiarized, academic finds

Parts of Alberta’s draft school curriculum plagiarized, academic finds

Sarah Elaine Eaton, associate professor at University of Calgary's Worklund School of Education, poses in this undated handout photo. She says parts of the proposed curriculum for kindergarten and elementary school children have been copied from other sources without credit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - University of Calgary, Clayton MacGillivray
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange released the updated draft of Alberta’s kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum on Monday. (File photo)

Alberta plan for new K-6 school curriculum focuses on basics, practical skills

Draft curriculum criticized by NDP for lack of Indigenous content

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange released the updated draft of Alberta’s kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum on Monday. (File photo)
A student peers through the front door of Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

‘More than just a disruption:’ education experts warn of pandemic-driven ‘crisis’

‘More than just a disruption:’ education experts warn of pandemic-driven ‘crisis’

A student peers through the front door of Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says Indigenous content and history will remain in the new curriculum. (Advocate file photo).
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange speaks to students at Eastview Middle School in this Advocate file photo.
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says Indigenous content and history will remain in the new curriculum. (Advocate file photo).
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange speaks to students at Eastview Middle School in this Advocate file photo.
Bridging the Gap, Northern Alberta YMCA's employment readiness program, is coming to Red Deer! The program is free, and open to youth aged 15-30. Call 403-392-7514 for more information.

The Y bridges the gap between school and the working world

Free training and work experience to help youth get their start

  • Feb 8, 2021
Bridging the Gap, Northern Alberta YMCA's employment readiness program, is coming to Red Deer! The program is free, and open to youth aged 15-30. Call 403-392-7514 for more information.
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There’s a reason political parties quarrel over curriculum

At the heart of the curriculum debate brewing between the UPC and…

  • Nov 5, 2020
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Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling says educators are spending a lot of time on cleaning protocols, which takes away from prep time and breaks. (Twitter photo from ATA)

Teachers are reporting ‘stress,’ says union

Alberta Teachers’ Association regularly surveying teachers

Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling says educators are spending a lot of time on cleaning protocols, which takes away from prep time and breaks. (Twitter photo from ATA)
Red Deer Public Schools won’t hold byelection

Red Deer Public Schools won’t hold byelection

Trustee Bill Christie died in August

  • Sep 10, 2020
Red Deer Public Schools won’t hold byelection
Parents, educators push for outdoor learning experiments to address COVID fears

Parents, educators push for outdoor learning experiments to address COVID fears

Parents, educators push for outdoor learning experiments to address COVID fears

Parents, educators push for outdoor learning experiments to address COVID fears
Teacher Chelsea O’Brien leads a group of students in an outdoor tent at an elementary school in Gatineau, Que. Wednesday, September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Teacher Chelsea O’Brien leads a group of students in an outdoor tent at an elementary school in Gatineau, Que. Wednesday, September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld