Nomination deadline: March 30, 2014

Award recognizes work of FNMI students

Know a Grade 10 to 12 First Nations, Métis or Inuit student pursuing their goal despite challenges? Nominate them for the Indigenous Shining Student Award. Details: Michele Mulder.

Meeting highlights: FGM 2014

Call to drop weight of diploma exams approved

School boards at the ASBA’s 2014 fall conference called for the provincial government to drop the weight of Grade 12 diploma exams from the current 50 per cent of a student’s final mark to 30 per cent.

Journeys program wins Premier's Award for Excellence

Five school boards shared in the Premier's Award for School Board Innovation and Excellence.

Search profile: ASBA Executive Director

The search is underway for a new Executive Director for the association.

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ASBA annual report: 2013-14

Features: ASBA's 8 biggest achievements; award-winning teachers and school boards, our Zones' work, financial statements and the ASBA Board of Directors.

Law for educators/trustees

Parting ways with your Superintendent? Read the April vis-à-vis legal newsletter for the do’s, don’ts, dollars and sense. The ASBA offers 4 different vehicles to learn more about the law and public education.

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for school boards

Resources and research for school boards who want to connect with their communities.

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Education in the news

French Immersion enrolment is up in Alberta for the 14th year in a row
11/23/2014, Metro News
Cursive writing returns to Toronto Catholic schools
Alberta testing schedules, pilots mired in uncertainty
11/20/2014, Metro Edmonton
Creators of Communet app face legal pressure after Calgary students targeted by cyberbullies
11/23/2014, Calgary Herald
Gay-Straight Alliance Conference focuses on more inclusive schools
11/22/2014, CBC News
Classroom sex abuse case to cost nearly $140M
11/24/2014, Education Week
Why some victims become bullies: Q&A with bullying expert Tracy Vaillancourt
11/23/2014, Ottawa Citizen
Schools combat threats made on social media
11/20/2014, Education Week
Second young man pleads guilty in prominent child porn case in Halifax
11/24/2014, National Post

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Congrats to 9 long-serving trustees, ASBA fee formula stays the same, hiring committee: new executive director and more in the October 20 Hot News.

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Communications Now

Getting the best use from your phone dialer system (PDF–145K), and more in the November Communications Now. See the Communications Now index of articles.