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Forms for taxpayers to check ‘public’ or ‘Catholic’ are misleading, says school board chair 22/02/2017, CBC News Halifax-area school bans cellphones to boost art of conversation 22/02/2017, CBC News Alberta Education Minister David Eggen disappointed by Catholic school board spending 17/02/2017, Edmonton Sun Wind power lights up Pembina Hills schools 21/02/2017, Barrhead Leader School board makes submission to electoral commission 21/02/2017, Mountain View Gazette Need for new Edmonton schools means more debt, or more taxes 16/02/2017, Edmonton Sun Foothills School Division approves adding trustee for Okotoks 15/02/2017, Western Wheel Catholic board spars over trustee’s reimbursement for master’s degree 15/02/2017, Edmonton Journal Edmonton school board chair steps down to take on fatherhood 16/02/2017, CBC News New schools taking shape in Red Deer 15/02/2017, Red Deer Express Interest in adding Okotoks trustee 14/02/2017, Western Wheel Ontario to cap kindergarten classes, give teachers raise in tentative deal 14/02/2017, The Star Parents fighting EIPS on school closure 14/02/2017, Sherwood Park News Edmonton public high schools will be full in four years, report says 14/02/2017, Edmonton Journal Pembina Hills superintendent ‘surprised’ investigation 14/02/2017, Barrhead Leader Ontario school board cancels trips to U.S., cites ‘safety and equity’ concerns 12/02/2017, The Star Catholic schools open 12/02/2017, Daily Herald Tribune The new civics course: U.S. schools teaching students how to spot fake news 13/02/2017, Globe and Mail Nova Scotia teachers vote to reject third contract offer 09/02/2017, Globe and Mail Teachers’ union boss says curriculum rewrite should be about kids, not politics 09/02/2017, Edmonton Sun Alberta Teacher’s Association supports ‘robust’ Catholic system 09/02/2017, Edmonton Journal Carbon levy likely to have impact on schools, associate superintendent 09/02/2017, Cochrane Eagle Catholic programs in public schools not legal, trustees’ association says 07/02/2017, Edmonton Journal ‘Angry’ parents don’t want rural Strathcona County school to close, meeting told 07/02/2017, CBC News Editorial: No need for duplicate Catholic education 08/02/2017, Edmonton Journal Volunteers overhauling Alberta’s curriculum fear becoming subjects of witch hunt 08/02/2017, Edmonton Journal Public schools should offer Catholic programming, says board chair 07/02/2017, CBC News Public school board chair wants province’s blessing to offer Catholic programs 06/02/2017, Edmonton Sun She wants to play basketball with the boys. No, her Catholic school said, then expelled her when her parents sued 06/02/2017, National Post Alberta to fund climate education programs 06/02/2017, 660 News Edmonton schools’ international trips complicated by U.S. travel ban 04/02/2017, Edmonton Sun Quality of French-immersion teachers questioned as demand soars in Canada 05/02/2017, Globe and Mail B.C. leads the push to eliminate letter grades from school report cards 05/02/2017, Globe and Mail School bullying linked to poorer academic achievement 02/02/2017, Globe and Mail School library staff get creative as collections age, number of teacher-librarians dwindles 01/02/2017, Edmonton Journal Future raises to be out of Edmonton Public School Board’s hands 31/01/2017, Edmonton Sun Toronto bus driver suspended after disabled student locked in school bus for 6 hours 01/02/2017, CBC News Boundaries set to shift for Edmonton Public Schools voters 01/02/2017, Edmonton Journal Elbow Park elementary school re-opens Wednesday 01/02/2017, CBC News Forgotten identity: Alberta black history not taught in schools 01/02/2017, CBC News Closing Ministik School debate rages on 31/01/2017, Sherwood Park News School district in B.C. tries grade-free report cards 30/01/2017, Globe and Mail Edmonton public school trustees want a raise after lagging counterparts 31/01/2017, Edmonton Journal GPRC signs indigenous education protocol 29/01/2017, Daily Herald Tribune With growing demand for science education, CBE looking at four potential new programs 29/01/2017, Calgary Sun Nova Scotia’s teachers to return to work-to-rule on Monday, says union 27/01/2017, CBC News Catholic schools superintendent’s contract extended with narrow vote 27/01/2017, Edmonton Journal Ontario Catholic teachers reach contract extension deal 27/01/2017, The Star No by-election for Catholic school board 27/01/2017, Sherwood Park News St. Albert school gets former addict to counsel students caught using drugs 27/01/2017, CBC News Former Edmonton junior high student recalls nightmare of being bullied at school 27/01/2017, CBC News Opening date for two new public schools delayed to January 2018 26/01/2017, Edmonton Journal Foothills proposes second trustee position for Okotoks 26/01/2017, Western Wheel Education minister orders troubleshooters to probe York school board 26/01/2017, The Star Trustees with Lloydminster school considering defecting to Alberta control 25/01/2017, CBC News Trustees respond as parents plea for neighbourhood schools, English-language instruction 25/01/2017, Ottawa Citizen Edmonton Catholic school board reinstates school fees 24/01/2017, CBC News Grant brings innovation to school division 25/01/2017, Western Wheel Split school board backs civic teenage voters 25/01/2017, Edmonton Journal Delaying school start times gives students better chance of success: study 23/01/2017, Globe and Mail GPPSD raises preschool fee 23/01/2017, Daily Herald Tribune Lloydminster public school board contemplates switch to Alberta 23/01/2017, Edmonton Sun Edmonton school twice notifies grieving family of deceased teen’s absence from class 24/01/2017, CBC News STAR Catholic school board to reduce number of trustees 18/01/2017, Leduc Rep New school should have been planned better 19/01/2017, Cochrane Eagle School divisions facing carbon costs 17/01/2017, Sherwood Park News Edmonton-area mom implores school board to end bullying of two children 17/01/2017, CBC News Helping children with communication delays ease into the public school system 17/01/2017, Bonnyville Nouvelle Foothills School Division looking for alternatives after football field closure 13/01/2017, Western Wheel Swedish students segregated to help ‘shy’ teens who don’t want to talk in front of opposite sex 15/01/2017, National Post EICS debating trustee by-election 13/01/2017, Sherwood Park News TDSB chief defends handling of cash aimed at needy kids 12/01/2017, The Star Changes coming to 27 Calgary public schools 12/01/2017, CBC News CBE shuffles around programs and students for fall 13/01/2017, 660 News CBE makes use of extra school space 12/01/2017, 660 News Edmonton junior high school brings in crisis workers after student suicides 10/01/2017, Edmonton Sun Shrinking but surviving: No RM amalgamation talks, despite shrinking rural populations 30/12/2016, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Gender acceptance club at Christian school in Sherwood Park raises hope, ire 09/01/2017, Edmonton Sun 6 new schools open in Calgary 09/01/2017, CBC News CBE opened 15 new schools since September, with plans to open three more in next few weeks 09/01/2017, Calgary Sun Carbon tax will cost Alberta schools millions, push up school fees, Wildrose says 06/01/2017, Edmonton Sun Montreal school board defends paying nearly $4.5M in commissions in three years to recruit Chinese students 23/12/2016, National Post Newcomers, new policies, new schools dominated Alberta education in 2016 23/12/2016, Edmonton Journal School board delays controversial changes to special classes for gifted children 20/12/2016, Ottawa Citizen Parents await key vote on future of special classes for gifted children in Ottawa public school board 19/12/2016, Ottawa Citizen Rural school board caucus being formed 20/12/2016, Mountain View Gazette GPCSD adopting new program 18/12/2016, Daily Herald-Tribune Education funding for some students will triple under new First Nations school system in Manitoba 15/12/2016, CBC News Manitoba’s First Nations will have their own school board — a first in Canada 16/12/2016, Winnipeg Free Press Parent peeved at toilet-token policy at Edmonton school 14/12/2016, Edmonton Journal Divided Edmonton public school board approves ‘least worst’ option for electoral boundaries 14/12/2016, Edmonton Journal Math reforms add up to success, say teachers 10/12/2016, St. Albert Gazette New PWSD school build on schedule 12/12/2016, Daily Herald Tribune Winterburn school may close grades 7,8 and 9, move students to Michael Phair junior high 13/12/2016, Edmonton Sun $2M adding up for math curriculum changes 09/12/2016, Sherwood Park News Canada has one of the best education systems in the world, so why can’t we stop debating discovery math? 07/12/2016, Ottawa Citizen Canada’s 15-year-old students among best global performers in science, math 06/12/2016, CBC News New pilot project tests eyesight of Grade 2 students 06/12/2016, CBC News Written component of Math 30 diploma exam to return as Alberta aims to boost grades 06/12/2016, Edmonton Journal N.S. Conservatives want education minister ousted, saying trust has been lost 06/12/2016, 660 News EIPS aims for new schools 06/12/2016, Sherwood Park News GPPSD discusses playground funding 05/12/2016, Daily Herald Tribune Trustees oust chair of troubled York Region school board 05/12/2016, The Star Canadian students rank fourth for science performance 06/12/2016, Globe and Mail Battle brewing over special classes for gifted children in the Ottawa-Carlton public school board 06/12/2016, Ottawa Citizen Nova Scotia schools to reopen Tuesday after pact reached with teachers union over student safety 05/12/2016, CBC News Talk of appointed trustees ‘very concerning’: national school board association 04/12/2016, Leader Post School nutrition program helping hundreds of students 05/12/2016, Red Deer Express Schools closed in Nova Scotia amid contract dispute 05/12/2016, Globe and Mail More schools needed near Toronto condos to keep up with family boom 02/12/2016, Globe and Mail Changing how we choose Strathcona school sites 02/12/2016, Sherwood Park News Schools struggle with Internet bandwidth 02/12/2016, Sherwood Park News Schools get relief from carbon levy 01/12/2016, Sherwood Park News Alberta schools must teach kids about ‘dangers’ of watching online porn, trustees say 24/11/2016, CBC News Calls to scrap CBE school fees getting louder 24/11/2016, 660 News Elk Island Public Schools raises awareness for bullying this week 21/11/2016, Sherwood Park News School fees becoming an issue for some 22/11/2016, Daily Herald-Tribune Alberta school boards battle bandwidth bottleneck 18/11/2016, Edmonton Sun GPCSD looks at boundary changes 08/11/2016, Daily Herald Tribune Morinville middle school to open in 2019 09/11/2016, St. Albert Gazette Calgary school boards back NDP’s new immunization plan 08/11/2016, Calgary Sun Review set for public school boundaries 08/11/2016, Sherwood Park News Alberta school division blasted for unhealthy environment 04/11/2016, Calgary Sun Alberta principal survey seeks data on inequities in school system 02/11/2016, CBC News Alberta LGBTQ school toolkit praised as ‘good start,’ but called ‘dangerous’ by critic 02/11/2016, CBC News Parent notification only for explicit LGBTQ classroom discussion 02/11/2016, CBC News Alberta Education seeks input on $64 million curriculum redesign 01/11/2016, St. Paul Journal EIPS dealing with growth 01/11/2016, Sherwood Park News A new spin on the classroom 01/11/2016, Sherwood Park News GSAs are not about indoctrinating students 01/11/2016, Barrhead Leader Local school division staff honoured 01/11/2016, Olds Albertan Should drag shows be used as a teaching tool in Alberta schools? 01/11/2016, CBC News Schools get free solar panels 29/10/2016, St. Albert Gazette Alberta Education seeking feedback 30/10/2016, Daily Herald Tribune Vancouver School Board software program causing ‘crisis,’ memo says 30/10/2016, Globe and Mail Solar panels slated for 36 school roofs in Alberta 26/10/2016, CBC News Fired Vancouver School Board trustees say education minister defamed them 26/10/2016, Globe and Mail Catholic district plans boundary changes 25/10/2016, Daily Herald Tribune Vancouver School Board replacement hits the ground running 24/10/2016, Globe and Mail No more clowning around: Creepy costumes banned at Fort McMurray public schools 24/10/2016, CBC News Bus driver to blame for Edmonton child being dropped off far from stop, says Catholic district 24/10/2016, Edmonton Journal Vancouver School Board firing is both political and partisan 19/10/2016, Globe and Mail Students have say on school 22/10/2016, St. Albert Gazette Edmonton mother wants more supervision on school buses after her son was dropped off 24 blocks from daycare 23/10/2016, Edmonton Sun Fort McMurray Public School District announces clown costume ban 21/10/2016, Fort McMurray Today Vancouver School Board staff to return, appointed trustee says 20/10/2016, Globe and Mail Student shell game: Parents worried as CBE considers shuffling school designations 20/10/2016, Calgary Sun Parents fight to keep ‘life-saving’ special classes for gifted kids at public school board 19/10/2016, Ottawa Citizen Vancouver School Board firing is both political and partisan 19/10/2016, Globe and Mail No Vancouver schools planned for closing as focus shifts to budget, staff 18/10/2016, Globe and Mail Edmonton Catholic school trustees want television broadcasters to stop offering porn 18/10/2016, Edmonton Sun Ottawa’s public school board considers eliminating special classes for some gifted students 18/10/2016, Ottawa Citizen Alberta government wants kids to be ‘Future Ready’ 18/10/2016, CBC News Province launches survey on K-12 curriculum revamp 18/10/2016, 660 News Public schools halt international travel 17/10/2016, Sherwood Park News The B.C. government was right to fire the Vancouver School Board 17/10/2016, Globe and Mail Edmonton city administration tables 30 km/h school zone for junior high schools 13/10/2016, Edmonton Sun School zone speed limits reduce collisions and injuries, says city 13/10/2016, CBC News McKay Avenue School to get long-awaited funds for renovation 13/10/2016, Edmonton Sun Calgary school board has ‘super-exciting’ vision for its corner of East Village 12/10/2016, CBC News B.C. schools given a lifeline, but still face uncertain future 12/10/2016, Globe and Mail Trustee inspired to take chair 12/10/2016, Western Wheel Calgary public schools feel growing pains with more kids and less schools 12/10/2016, Calgary Sun New school designs released for Davidson Creek 11/10/2016, Sherwood Park News Grade 6 math marks concerning to Edmonton school boards, Alberta education minister 07/10/2016, Global News Vancouver School Board disarray is far from over 10/10/2016, Globe and Mail Second extension of school board audit granted amid ‘bullying’ charges 06/10/2016, Globe and Mail 80% of all increases in school spending went to salaries, benefits and pensions: Fraser Institute 06/10/2016, Fort McMurray Today Carbon levy should help retrofit older schools, board chairman says 06/10/2016, Edmonton Journal Alberta carbon levy puts squeeze on students and classrooms 04/10/2016, CBC News Edmonton public school trustees step further away from provincial organization 04/10/2016, Edmonton Journal Vancouver School Board suspends school closures amid investigation 04/10/2016, Globe and Mail Vancouver School Board puts school closures on hold 03/10/2016, CBC News Francophone school nears completion 01/10/2016, St. Albert Gazette Tracking System coming for Calgary students who ride the bus 03/10/2016, CBC News