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Edmonton parents peeved by school bus fees discrepancy 22/09/2017, Edmonton Journal No candidates compete for Fort Chipewyan seat on reorganized Northland school division 19/09/2017, Edmonton Sun Bishops urge Albertans to vote morally for school trustees 17/09/2017, CBC News Back to school: Sherwood Park Catholic schools home in on lonely children 18/09/2017, Edmonton Journal Alberta Education review: Calgary Board of Education has room to save on transportation costs 14/09/2017, Calgary Sun Back to school: Literacy help coming to Fort Saskatchewan schools 11/09/2017, Edmonton Sun Edmonton public school board approves school consolidation plan despite community league plea 12/09/2017, Edmonton Journal Next public school board trustees to debate policy on renaming schools after election 12/09/2017, Edmonton Sun Put privacy protections for students in gay-straight alliances in School Act: trustee 12/09/2017, Edmonton Journal Northern Sask. school principal uses Bruce Lee movie to teach Cree 11/09/2017, CBC News Editorial: Education reforms stuck in limbo 08/09/2017, Edmonton Journal Education Minister David Eggen would rather amend School Act than finally proclaim Education Act 06/09/2017, Edmonton Sun School fees spelled out for parents 06/09/2017, Western Wheel CBE board chair defends school bus changes, says ‘sometimes choice costs’ 05/09/2017, CBC News Schools see return to pre-fire enrollment as classes resume 05/09/2017, Fort McMurray Today School-zone speed limits extended to include junior highs 05/09/2017, CBC News Back to school: Record number of pristine new buildings greet thousands of students 05/09/2017, Edmonton Journal Parents looking for update on school curriculum review 05/09/2017, 660 News Province re-announces elimination of school fees as students head back to school 30/08/2017, Edmonton Sun Education minister touts reduced school fees as students return to class 30/08/2017, Edmonton Sun New schools set to open doors to thousands of Edmonton students next week 29/08/2017, CBC News Edmonton’s school districts in home stretch before rush of new school openings 29/08/2017, Edmonton Sun Province: school renos on track 28/08/2017, Edmonton Sun Education minister addresses Alberta’s efforts to fight racism 28/08/2017, Edmonton Sun Teachers lack confidence to talk about residential schools, study says 20/08/2017, CBC News Year round public school kids are back in class 15/08/2017, 660 News School’s in for 1,300 Edmonton Catholic students 14/08/2017, CBC News Edmonton Catholic’s superintendent is highest paid in the province 11/07/2017, Edmonton Sun Trustees voice school fee concerns 11/07/2017, Westlock News Saskatchewan Catholic school boards look to fundraise $250K for appeal of ruling on non-Catholic students 06/07/2017, CBC News Fort McMurrray to consider restricting marijuana use near schools and places of worship 06/07/2017, CBC News Education Minister David Eggen assigned to find ways to tackle racism 05/07/2017, CBC News Battle River School Division serves notice it will stop operating controversial Christian academy 30/06/2017, CBC News Aspen View set to reduce school fees 27/06/2017, Athabasca Advocate Aspen View school board briefs 27/06/2017, Athabasca Advocate Time out: Edmonton students are suspended thousands of times each year 28/06/2017, Edmonton Sun Inclusive education largely failing students in Nova Scotia, commission finds 29/06/2017, 660 News Education minister appoints youth council 29/06/2017, Edmonton Journal Public schools’ surplus going into classroom 28/06/2017, Western Wheel School boards grapple with impending legal marijuana 27/06/2017, Edmonton Sun Pushing school boundaries 27/06/2017, Sherwood Park News Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect: study 25/06/2017, CBC News Deadline approaches for 2017-18 school fees 23/06/2017, Athabasca Advocate CBE trustees nix motion to keep yellow bus service for junior high students 20/06/2017, Calgary Sun Edmonton school boards pass budgets for upcoming school year 20/06/2017, CBC News School fees and credit caps cut a slice from Edmonton school board budgets 20/06/2017, Edmonton Sun Alberta Education minister to give classroom improvement fund announcement 20/06/2017, Edmonton Journal Calgary Catholic School District approves balanced 2017-2018 budget 16/06/2017, Calgary Sun Alberta plans to stop punishing kids who miss too much school 15/06/2017, CBC News Sex-ed curriculum must be ‘modernized’: GPPSD trustee 15/06/2017, Daily Herald Tribune ‘You can’t just pick and choose’: Alberta Christian school fights board request to remove ‘offensive’ scripture 16/06/2017, National Post Alberta’s education minister is creating a new provincial attendance office and cutting the size of a board he said has been ineffective at improving chronic truancy. 15/06/2017, Edmonton Journal Reducing transportation and supply fees could be just the beginning for Alberta schools 14/06/2017, Global News School fees replaced with provincial funding 14/06/2017, Western Wheel Education minister files police complaint about offensive flyers targeting LGBTQ people 14/06/2017, Edmonton Journal Regina Catholic and public schools to share student transport services 13/06/2017, CBC News School build starts 08/06/2017, Sherwood Park News Rainbow flag cut down on Pride day at Edmonton high school 10/06/2017, CBC News Peace Wapiti opens new schools 11/06/2017, Daily Herald Tribune CBE lashes out at education minister over public rebuke of transportation plan 08/06/2017, CBC News Edmonton high school principal apologizes for removal of Pride Week decorations 07/06/2017, CBC News Job cuts loom as Calgary public school board draws up budget for next year 06/06/2017, CBC News Alberta school boards approve two-year teachers’ deal 24/05/2017, Edmonton Sun Syrian, Canadian students put best foot forward after altercation at Red Deer high school 24/05/2017, CBC News Lack of buses minimizes carbon levy impact on Evergreen school division 23/05/2017, Westlock News Rural Alberta high schools alarmed as credit funding reduction hits bottom line 23/05/2017, Edmonton Journal Saskatchewan government appealing ruling on Catholic school funding 17/05/2017, CBC News Saved by the bell: CBE says staggered school start times will help bottom line 16/05/2017, CBC News Paula Simons: High school crunch forces Edmonton Public to consider night classes, other radical solutions 15/05/2017, Edmonton Journal Alberta teachers vote in favour of 2-year contract; now up to boards to ratify 16/05/2017, CBC News Alberta curriculum needs your help 15/05/2017, 660 News Education minister announces $16.4 million in dual-credit funding 10/05/2017, Edmonton Sun Rocky View School parents lose with Bill 1 11/05/2017, Cochrane Eagle Edmonton public school trustees want more finance lessons in classes 09/05/2017, Edmonton Sun PHPS trustees approve new $1.6 million ADLC marking budget 09/05/2017, Barrhead Leader Minister fires warning shot at St. Albert Public 06/05/2017, St. Albert Gazette Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation calls for withdrawal of amendments to 2 education-related acts 02/05/2017, CBC News Foothills gets approval for two Okotoks trustees 03/05/2017, Western Wheel ‘It’s not acceptable’: Teachers, parents launch petition to change Quebec history curriculum 02/05/2017, CBC News Sask. to use notwithstanding clause to override Catholic school ruling 01/05/2017, CBC News Public bus fees rise over $100 29/04/2017, St. Albert Gazette Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association appealing ruling on funding for non-Catholic students 28/04/2017, CBC News No new raises for Alberta teachers in tentative deal 27/04/2017, Edmonton Journal Saskatchewan parents, Indigenous leaders dread practical reality of Catholic school ruling 26/04/2017, CBC News Catholic trustee says religion classes should be an option 26/04/2017, Edmonton Sun Alberta Teachers reach tentative deal with province, school boards 26/04/2017, CBC News School funding, students’ academics hit by wildfire evacuation 26/04/2017, Fort McMurray Today Edmonton Catholic board policy could derail commencement ceremony for some students 25/04/2017, CBC News GPCSD asks for two new schools 25/04/2017, Daily Herald-Tribune Edmonton Public trustees push for improved sex education 26/04/2017, Edmonton Journal ‘This simply cannot stand’: Premier says all options on table to fight Catholic school ruling 24/04/2017, CBC News Edmonton Public school board trustee pushes for more comprehensive sex education 24/04/2017, Edmonton Sun Court ruling bars Sask. gov’t from funding non-Catholic students in Catholic schools 20/04/2017, CBC News Edmonton Catholic school board wants mandatory vaccinations for all Alberta students 18/04/2017, CBC News Public trustees seek meeting with city council 19/04/2017, St. Albert Gazette School fees a necessary evil for now 19/04/2017, Western Wheel Edmonton Catholic school trustee calls for mandatory vaccinations for students 18/04/2017, Global News Cutting supply fees for Catholic schools 13/04/2017, Sherwood Park News Edmonton Catholic trustee calls for updated safe sex education for students 18/04/2017, CBC News Alberta school with only 4 students saved from closure 13/04/2017, CBC News Education minister to announce results of massive provincial curriculum survey 13/04/2017, Edmonton Journal School suggests improving diet to reduce student anxiety 11/04/2017, Daily Herald Tribune Saskatchewan school boards say clarity needed on directive to meet budget cut 11/04/2017, Globe and Mail Alberta education minister weighs in after boy “food shamed” from elementary class over banana bread 11/04/2017, National Post Saskatchewan tells school boards to slash wages, benefits to meet budget cut 10/04/2017, Globe and Mail Video comparing abortion to Holocaust screened at Red Deer Catholic high school 10/04/2017, Edmonton Journal Schools in Fort McMurray’s hardest-hit wildfire zones will reopen this fall 10/04/2017, CBC News School boards react to Fraser Institute report 05/04/2017, Daily Herald-Tribune Alberta school nutrition pilot program expanding 05/04/2017, Edmonton Journal Calgary school board votes to shut down program focused on military studies 04/04/2017, CBC News Father Beauregard to reopen for fall school year 04/04/2017, Fort McMurray Today New law to give troubled Northland School Division elected trustees for the first time since 2010 04/04/2017, CBC News Northland School Division to have elected board this fall, seven years after it was dissolved 04/04/2017, Edmonton Journal Alberta parents not to be told if children join gay-straight alliances: education minister 03/04/2017, Edmonton Sun Education advocates slam Fraser Institute’s school ranking method 02/04/2017, CBC News Consolidation could mean school closures 02/04/2017, Edmonton Sun Francophone school board to reduce number of Catholic trustees 03/04/2017, Edmonton Journal Education minister mulls Ministik reaction 30/03/2017, Sherwood Park News For sweltering students, new Edmonton francophone junior high is welcome news 31/03/2017, Edmonton Journal RVS to receive $3.5 million, still needs 250K 30/03/2017, Cochrane Eagle Aspen View ‘profoundly disappointed’ in province’s budget 28/03/2017, Athabasca Advocate Peace Wapiti looking for three new schools 28/03/2017, Daily Herald Tribune Edmonton Catholic board wants to promote four-year high school as a real option 24/03/2017, Edmonton Sun Toronto school board suspending U.S. travel over border issues 23/03/2017, Globe and Mail Edmonton Catholic board trustee may be disciplined for criticism of laywer 22/03/2017, Edmonton Sun Beacon Hill School reopening in September 22/03/2017, Fort McMurray Today RVS not ready to cheer school fee reduction 23/03/2017, Cochrane Eagle Alberta school’s ‘women’s studies’ course needs re-evaluation: Education Minister 22/03/2017, Calgary Sun Schools stay the course with budget 22/03/2017, Western Wheel 5 new schools, 1 modernization announced for Edmonton 21/03/2017, Global News Eight new schools are planned across the province, including five in Calgary 21/03/2017, Metro News Alberta government announces 26 new school projects 21/03/2017, CBC News Central Alberta ‘women studies’ class teaches nail care, online shopping, etiquette 20/03/2017, Global News Eggen to CBE: “be sure and careful” about numbers 17/03/2017, 660 News Elk Island Public Schools trustees vote in favour of closing Ministik School 16/03/2017, Global News Budget 2017: Locations of four new Edmonton schools coming next week 16/03/2017, Edmonton Journal Alberta budget 2017: NDP slash school fees 25% this fall 16/03/2017, Calgary Sun RVS awaits school fee reduction impact 16/03/2017, Cochrane Eagle Alberta budget promising 10 new schools, and cash to replace, update 16 more 15/03/2017, CBC News Catholic school board support wanes among young adults, survey says 15/03/2017, Edmonton Journal Bill 1 aims to cut school fees 14/03/2017, St. Paul Journal Government to be ‘aggressive’ on school construction in budget, says David Eggen 13/03/2017, Edmonton Sun Pembina Hills to lose $388,000 from proposed provincial school fee legislation 14/03/2017, Barrhead Leader Ontario puts as many as 300 schools on the chopping block 09/03/2017, The Star Government ‘artificially inflated’ Catholic school enrolment, Edmonton school trustee charges 08/03/2017, Edmonton Sun Northwest Edmonton schools face closures; larger schools likely to replace aging buildings 08/03/2017, Edmonton Sun Gender-neutral washroom at new Fort Saskatchewan Catholic school earns praise from LGBTQ advocate 09/03/2017, CBC News Two Fort McMurray schools might not reopen this fall 08/03/2017, CBC News School trustee says public system gets unfair level of funding for new schools, compared to Catholic system 08/03/2017, Edmonton Journal Board chairwoman confident provincial budget will bring money for new schools 07/03/2017, Edmonton Sun Students who live too close to school may still be charged bus fees 07/03/2017, Edmonton Sun Plan to slash school fees won’t force teachers to cut corners in classrooms, education minister promises 03/03/2017, CBC News Vancouver School Board staff were bullied and harassed, report finds 03/03/2017, Globe and Mail Minister of Education in Calgary to discuss Bill 1 03/03/2017, 660 News Alberta to eliminate 25 per cent of mandatory school fees 02/03/2017, CBC News Alberta government to reduce school fees with first bill of 2017 02/03/2017, Edmonton Journal Should schools welcome cell phones in class? 26/02/2017, Macleans Catholic school chair censures trustee for speaking to media over contract vote 28/02/2017, CBC News Edmonton Public school board elects new chairwoman, vice-chairman 01/03/2017, Edmonton Sun Trustee urges test to determine if Catholic schools’ grads are ‘disciples of Jesus’ 01/03/2017, Edmonton Journal Education minister ‘reluctant’ to dissolve Edmonton Catholic school board with civic election looming 27/02/2017, Edmonton Journal App lets students make anonymous reports about bullying, unsafe behaviour 28/02/2017, The Star Cellphones aren’t leaving the classroom, but Canadian educators split on how best to handle them 26/02/2017, National Post Are teachers inflating grades? Critics say yes, school boards say no 27/02/2017, Edmonton Journal Another difficult meeting for the Edmonton Catholic school board 24/02/2017, Edmonton Journal FMCSD announces opening schedule for closed schools 23/02/2017, Fort McMurray Today Ontario reaches tentative deal with public high-school teachers 23/02/2017, Globe and Mail Alberta private schools need to pay their own way, education and labour groups say 23/02/2017, CBC News Public funds should not subsidize private schools, advocates argue 23/02/2017, Edmonton Sun New school construction sputters as money fails to get out the door 23/02/2017, Calgary Sun 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
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