Alberta Education

500 Albertan Schools Just Committed To Wind Energy

Duncan Kinney | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

As Alberta rolls out its climate plan this kind of deal starts to make more and more sense. Hedging yourself and your organization against future carbon risk is just the smart and money-saving thing to do. As other school boards and municipalities start to complain about the carbon tax it's worth holding up these 25 school boards as an example of what you can do to mitigate carbon risk.

LGBTQ Kids Deserve Respect No Matter Where They Go To School

Progress Alberta | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Impact
Progress Alberta

We know that LGBTQ students still face a difficult situation in schools and there's ample evidence to back this up. Recent research shows that 64 per cent of LGBTQ students in Canada don't feel safe at school and 70 per cent of all students say they hear anti-gay slurs and remarks EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Alberta Teacher Fired For Giving Students Zeros Won't Get Job Back

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

A board ruled that he was unfairly suspended.

Beloved Red Deer Teacher Mourned After Sudden Death

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

"He was one of those educators that you wish were in charge of an entire state or nation."

Alberta School Board's $900 Easter Egg Hunt Under Scrutiny

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta School Boards Association spent more than $41,000 on staff gifts, meals, recognition and events planning between 2012 and 2014.

Alberta Education Minister Blames Tories For School Delays

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

He is asking the province's auditor general to investigate.

Catholic Board Meet Education Minister To Talk Transgender Policy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I think a lot of points were made today about how that can't happen again."

School Trustee Stands By Offensive Comments About Transgender Kids

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Alberta

Larry Kowalczyk compared transgender students to those with a 'mental disorder.'

Catholic Schools Can't Ignore Transgender Rights, Warns Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I have lots of mechanisms at my disposal to escalate if people don't get their acts together."

Alberta Makes Good On Promise To Freeze Tuition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Alberta

The freezes will last for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.

Edmonton Catholic Schools Delayed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Alberta

The Edmonton Catholic District was expecting four new schools to be open by September 2016, but the district has been told just one will be done on time.

Alberta Teachers Sharing Their Own Food With Hungry Students: Survey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

It appears most Alberta teachers are serving up more than just lesson plans to their students.

Alberta Reverses Health Care And Education Cuts

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

It will spend an extra $682 million in the next five months.

Limiting Wi-Fi In Alberta Schools Voted A Non-Issue

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

It also called for an examination of protocols to ensure that students are safe when exposed to Wi-Fi at school.

Wi-Fi In Schools Has Some Parents Worried

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Marcey Kliparchuk says she started to investigate the dangers of Wi-Fi four years ago, when a cell phone tower was going up next to her school.

Great News For Students Who Suck At Taking Exams

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Starting next fall, Grade 12 students in Alberta will get more credit for their course work and there will be less emphasis on diploma exam...

Graphic Anti-Abortion Display Causing Friction On Campus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The president of the University of Alberta is aware of concerns over an upcoming anti-abortion display, but says the school supports freedo...

Alberta Students Will Also Feel The Pinch Of Low Oil

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Premier Jim Prentice says all Albertans will feel the squeeze from low energy prices and that includes students.Prentice was asked Thursday ...

Crowded Calgary Schools Resort To Erolment Lottery

The Calgary Herald | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

Unabated student population growth and limited classroom space could force up to 42 overcrowded public schools across the city to launch controversia...

NDP Calls Into Question Dirks' Credibility

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice defended Education Minister Gordon Dirks on Wednesday for leapfrogging over other schools to deliver modular c...

55 New Schools Promised

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Alberta government says it will build 55 new schools across the province and modernize 20 more.The projects, announced by Premier Jim Pr...

Wildrose Has Plan To Break School Construction Bottleneck

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta's Wildrose Opposition says it would commit $2 billion over four years to break a bottleneck on school construction.The party's educa...

Will This Help Overcrowding In Calgary Schools?

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has announced $30.6 million to build "rapid-response" classrooms to help deal with chronic overcrowding in Calg...

Teacher Fired For Giving Zeros Says New System Gets An 'F'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - An Edmonton teacher who was fired for giving zeros to students who didn't hand in their homework or take tests says nothing has changed in ...

School Construction Delays ≠ Broken Promise: Hancock

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Dave Hancock is dismissing suggestions his Tory government is breaking a promise by admitting it won't be able to build 50 ...