Education

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More dual credit programs coming to Wolf Creek schools

Students at Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) have more opportunities than ever…

 

YouthWrite students incorporate various art forms, including music, into the creative process .

Camps for kids who love to write

This summer YouthWrite® takes Alberta kids to a place where ‘truth is stranger than fiction’

  • Jun 6, 2022

 

No arrests have been made in the wake of incident where a teacher was struck with a hammer in a Winnipeg high school. (pixabay file photo)

High school teacher struck with hammer in Winnipeg classroom

Police said the teacher declined medical attention and no arrests were made

 

When he established his lab at the University of British Columbia in the 1980s, Vancouver biochemistry professor Pieter Cullis, as shown in this handout image, says he never could have fathomed that his “curiosity-based” research would eventually play a critical role in the development of vaccines that have benefitted hundreds of millions of people across the globe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-COURTESY OF MANUFACTURER-Paul Joseph

UBC biochemist wins Gairdner Award for role in COVID-19 vaccines

Pieter Cullis and his ‘curiosity-based’ research honoured for pioneering work

When he established his lab at the University of British Columbia in the 1980s, Vancouver biochemistry professor Pieter Cullis, as shown in this handout image, says he never could have fathomed that his “curiosity-based” research would eventually play a critical role in the development of vaccines that have benefitted hundreds of millions of people across the globe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-COURTESY OF MANUFACTURER-Paul Joseph
Alberta’s education minister says Alberta is the only province where disciplining teachers isn’t hived off from the union’s advocacy function .(Pixabay photo)

Alberta proposes legislation to remove disciplinary powers from teachers union

Instead, independent commissioner would handle matters to avoid conflict of interest

Alberta’s education minister says Alberta is the only province where disciplining teachers isn’t hived off from the union’s advocacy function .(Pixabay photo)

Alberta proposes legislation to remove disciplinary powers from teachers union

Alberta proposes legislation to remove disciplinary powers from teachers union

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Daniella Okezie poses for a portrait at a studio in Kitchener, Ont., in a Feb. 15, 2022, handout photo. Okezie is going to walk across the stage to mark the completion of her bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Click Photography, Christine Kufske, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Universities in Canada plan in-person convocation ceremonies after lengthy hiatus

Daniella Okezie has been practising her strut. In a few weeks, the…

Daniella Okezie poses for a portrait at a studio in Kitchener, Ont., in a Feb. 15, 2022, handout photo. Okezie is going to walk across the stage to mark the completion of her bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Click Photography, Christine Kufske, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
People walk past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

International students in Canada struggling with COVID, inflation

Charity organizations seeing increased demand for their services from those studying from abroad

People walk past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE — Grace Kern, one of several college students being recruited to work as substitute teachers in schools during the pandemic, walks a hallway at the Greenfield Intermediate School, in Greenfield, Ind., Dec. 10, 2020. Schools that may have first turned to librarians, custodians and support staff to step into empty classes have had to look beyond their buildings in recent weeks as exposures, illness and quarantines keep teachers at home for days at a time. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Schools seek volunteer teachers amid COVID staffing crunch

Schools seek volunteer teachers amid COVID staffing crunch

FILE — Grace Kern, one of several college students being recruited to work as substitute teachers in schools during the pandemic, walks a hallway at the Greenfield Intermediate School, in Greenfield, Ind., Dec. 10, 2020. Schools that may have first turned to librarians, custodians and support staff to step into empty classes have had to look beyond their buildings in recent weeks as exposures, illness and quarantines keep teachers at home for days at a time. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
Art teacher Sarah Hager works at a computer in her classroom at Cleveland Middle School on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Albuquerque, N.M. Public school systems – which often have limited budgets and cybersecurity expertise -- have become an inviting target for ransomware gangs. The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools to turn increasingly toward virtual learning, making them more dependent on technology and more vulnerable to cyber-extortion. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Hackers prey on public schools, adding stress amid pandemic

Hackers prey on public schools, adding stress amid pandemic

Art teacher Sarah Hager works at a computer in her classroom at Cleveland Middle School on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Albuquerque, N.M. Public school systems – which often have limited budgets and cybersecurity expertise -- have become an inviting target for ransomware gangs. The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools to turn increasingly toward virtual learning, making them more dependent on technology and more vulnerable to cyber-extortion. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
Alberta RCMP say a concerned motorist found a child on Highway 881 in St. Paul and brought the child to the RCMP detachment. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Alberta RCMP investigating after child found wandering on highway in sub-zero weather

St. Paul Education investigating incident involving bus-riding kindergarten student

Alberta RCMP say a concerned motorist found a child on Highway 881 in St. Paul and brought the child to the RCMP detachment. (File photo by Black Press news services)
A pedestrian walks toward the University of Alberta Butterdome in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. The University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge have announced they are extending online classes until the end of February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Three Alberta universities extend online courses to late February due to COVID-19

Three Alberta universities extend online courses to late February due to COVID-19

A pedestrian walks toward the University of Alberta Butterdome in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. The University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge have announced they are extending online classes until the end of February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Community and Social Services Minister Jason Luan. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Alberta offers funds to help students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

$1 million a year will be available for five years

Alberta Community and Social Services Minister Jason Luan. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Alberta Education Minister and Red Deer North MLA Adriana LaGrange says 360 teachers and some 7,800 students in Alberta are piloting the new K-6 curriculum. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Alberta Education Minister and Red Deer North MLA Adriana LaGrange says 360 teachers and some 7,800 students in Alberta are piloting the new K-6 curriculum. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 14, 2021, file photo, protesters at City Hall condemn Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to phase out the Gifted and Talented (G&T) public school program in New York. Public school programs for the gifted and talented are garnering increased scrutiny nationwide, as critics denounce them as modern-day segregation and push for broader access or outright elimination. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Schools debate: Gifted and talented, or racist and elitist?

Schools debate: Gifted and talented, or racist and elitist?

FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 14, 2021, file photo, protesters at City Hall condemn Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to phase out the Gifted and Talented (G&T) public school program in New York. Public school programs for the gifted and talented are garnering increased scrutiny nationwide, as critics denounce them as modern-day segregation and push for broader access or outright elimination. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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

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
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

FILE - Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. (Photo from Government of Alberta)
Teachers say the proposed kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum skews toward Eurocentric history, is full of jargon, doesn’t teach students critical thinking skills and lacks accurate Indigenous perspectives. (Black Press file photo)
Teachers say the proposed kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum skews toward Eurocentric history, is full of jargon, doesn’t teach students critical thinking skills and lacks accurate Indigenous perspectives. (Black Press file photo)
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)