Alberta Education

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 ...

Profs Pull Clever Stunt To Skewer High Executive Pay

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

Some Canadian academics have come up with a cheeky way to expose the massive pay gap between instructors and university administration — by applying...

Alberta Abandons P3 Model

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is abandoning plans to build 19 schools across the province using a public-private partnership.Infrastructure Minist...

WATCH: What To Do During A School Shooting

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's post-secondary schools have joined together to produce a video showing students and staff what to do if there's a shooter on campu...

Magazine Can't Remember What SAIT Looks Like, Apparently

CBC | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Alberta

A magazine aimed at promoting Calgary has given some free publicity to Montreal after a photograph mix-up. The newspaper insert was distributed na...

Teachers Not Happy With Competency Reviews

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A proposal being eyed by the Alberta government to have teachers independently evaluated and disciplined is an attack on the profession, sa...

1,000 U Of C Students Defer Exams After Stabbing Tragedy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY — One thousand students have elected to defer their final exams at the University of Calgary in the wake of the death of five young people a...

11 Reasons Parents Want A Return To Conventional Math

The Edmonton Journal | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

A group of parents and educators will hold a rally Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Legislature to try to persuade Education Minister Jeff...

Parents, Educators Rally Against Discovery Math

CBC | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

Nearly 200 concerned parents and educators met at the Alberta Legislature Saturday afternoon to protest changes to the Alberta math curriculum. The ...

Children To Learn Horrors Of Indian Residential Schools

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta students are to be taught about the horrors and the painful legacy of Indian residential schools.The province has announced that al...

Is There Room For Big Oil In Alberta Classrooms?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

"It's time that the Alberta government realizes that what's good for the oil industry isn't what's good for the rest of Alberta and especially not our children. While oil may run our cars for now it shouldn't run our government or our schools. Ever."