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The new school year begins soon for Red Deer and central Alberta students. (Contributed image from Red Deer Public Schools)

Concerns continue regarding Alberta’s controversial curriculum

Some students will be introduced to new curriculum this fall

 

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said Tuesday that three parts of the draft curriculum are ready to pilot in the fall. (Advocate File Photo)

More draft curriculum heading to Alberta schools for classroom pilot

Science and French curriculum to be tested in classrooms this fall

 

All kindergarten to Grade 3 students will learn new mathematics and English language arts and literature curriculum, while all kindergarten to Grade 6 students will learn from the new physical education and wellness curriculum. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

New elementary curriculum ready for Alberta classrooms in September

Teachers say they’re not prepared to implement curriculum

 

FILE - Red Deer Public Schools is glad the province has delayed implementation of the new math and language arts curriculum for Grades 4 to 6 until September 2023. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)

Red Deer Public Schools appreciates phased in approach for new curriculum

Alberta Teachers’ Association is still waiting to see curriculum draft

FILE - Red Deer Public Schools is glad the province has delayed implementation of the new math and language arts curriculum for Grades 4 to 6 until September 2023. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
FILE - The provincial government is establishing a Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group to provide advice and recommendations on the implementation strategy and timelines for a new kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Questions raised about Alberta’s new curriculum advisory group

Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group members announced this week

FILE - The provincial government is establishing a Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group to provide advice and recommendations on the implementation strategy and timelines for a new kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A cleaned classroom is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. The Northwest Territories announced Thursday that it will no longer teach Alberta’s curriculum in its schools.The territory says it has signed an agreement with British Columbia to teach its curriculum instead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A cleaned classroom is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. The Northwest Territories announced Thursday that it will no longer teach Alberta’s curriculum in its schools.The territory says it has signed an agreement with British Columbia to teach its curriculum instead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Alberta government announced changes to its controversial K-6 school curriculum on Monday. Experts say these changes are minimal and more needs to be done. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Critics seek more changes to elementary school curriculum

‘This curriculum will not prepare students for the future and will fail Alberta children’

The Alberta government announced changes to its controversial K-6 school curriculum on Monday. Experts say these changes are minimal and more needs to be done. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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
A student does work in Cremona, Alta., on Monday, March 23, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. A group representing Alberta teachers has released a review of the government's proposed kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum that is rekindling fierce opposition to the plan.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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

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

A student does work in Cremona, Alta., on Monday, March 23, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. A group representing Alberta teachers has released a review of the government's proposed kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum that is rekindling fierce opposition to the plan.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Dharmesh Goradia, and his daughter Vidhi and wife Chaitali, at the 2017 festival for the Godess Durga, held at the Golden Circle. Goradia, a board member with the Hindu Culture Society of Central Alberta, says Hinduism is not included in the Grade 2 draft curriculum. (Photo contributed)

Draft curriculum misses the mark for central Alberta Hindu society

Meeting scheduled with Alberta Education officials

Dharmesh Goradia, and his daughter Vidhi and wife Chaitali, at the 2017 festival for the Godess Durga, held at the Golden Circle. Goradia, a board member with the Hindu Culture Society of Central Alberta, says Hinduism is not included in the Grade 2 draft curriculum. (Photo contributed)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says all kindergarten to Grade 12 students, other than some in northern Alberta, can return to schools following the May long weekend. (Photo from Government of Alberta)

ATA asks LaGrange for consultation, minister’s office says teachers part of curriculum development

The Alberta Teachers’ Association continues to call on cooperation from the Alberta…

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says all kindergarten to Grade 12 students, other than some in northern Alberta, can return to schools following the May long weekend. (Photo from Government of Alberta)
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools has decided its schools will not pilot the new draft curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 6 students in the fall. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools has decided its schools will not pilot the new draft curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 6 students in the fall. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer Public Schools will not pilot the new draft curriculum at its elementary schools. (File photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)

UPDATED: Red Deer Public Schools says no to piloting new curriculum

Alberta Teachers’ Association support school boards

Red Deer Public Schools will not pilot the new draft curriculum at its elementary schools. (File photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
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Wolf Creek Public Schools will not participate in curriculum pilot

Central Alberta school jurisdiction joins others across Alberta

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The Alberta Teachers’ Association has surveyed teachers about the new draft kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum. (File photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The Alberta Teachers’ Association has surveyed teachers about the new draft kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum. (File photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
On March 29, Alberta Education released a new draft curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 6. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Parents unite against curriculum draft for elementary students

Albertans Against New Curriculum Draft on Facebook attracts members

On March 29, Alberta Education released a new draft curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 6. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Musician Mart Kenney is shown in this January 1933 archival photo. Alberta jazz musicians and teachers are dropping their chops at the inclusion of a tune by Premier Jason Kenney’s grandfather in the province’s proposed Grade 6 education curriculum. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - City of Vancouver Archives, Stuart Thomson

Alberta school curriculum out of tune with song by premier’s grandfather: musicians

Curriculum’s two main references to jazz are Mart Kenney and Miller

Musician Mart Kenney is shown in this January 1933 archival photo. Alberta jazz musicians and teachers are dropping their chops at the inclusion of a tune by Premier Jason Kenney’s grandfather in the province’s proposed Grade 6 education curriculum. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - City of Vancouver Archives, Stuart Thomson
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Adriana LaGrange, minister of education, after she is sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Alberta’s proposed school curriculum is coming under fire for aiming to teach young students too much with too complex details. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta social studies plan raises questions on history, religion, First Nations

Alberta social studies plan raises questions on history, religion, First Nations

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Adriana LaGrange, minister of education, after she is sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Alberta’s proposed school curriculum is coming under fire for aiming to teach young students too much with too complex details. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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)
Alberta’s education minister calls Kenney deceitful on school curriculum review

Alberta’s education minister calls Kenney deceitful on school curriculum review

EDMONTON — Alberta’s education minister says Opposition Leader Jason Kenney is being…

Alberta’s education minister calls Kenney deceitful on school curriculum review