Alberta Education

55 New Schools Promised

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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."

Big Oil Creeping Into Classrooms

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Alberta

Major oil companies should not have a say in the redesign of Alberta's school curriculum, say critics. A document posted on the Alberta Education w...

WATCH: Rap Video Steals From Everyone To Make A Point

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

In the music industry there are often allegations of artists ripping-off lyrics and sampling songs without permission, but we've never seen such blata...

What Schools Want From Redford

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Catholic and public school boards in Edmonton want Premier Alison Redford to do more to reduce child poverty in Alberta.Both boards hav...

What This Former PM Is Doing For Alberta Aboriginal Students

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

STANDOFF, Alta. - An aboriginal youth business program is coming to the Blood reserve in southern Alberta.The program at Kainai High School will be op...

12 Dinosaur Myths That Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

The pteranodon was an agile flying dinosaur, while other dinosaurs made the world's oceans their homes. Of all the things we know about dinosaurs, ...

University Increases Tuition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Students at the University of Alberta are facing higher tuition fees next year.U of A president Indira Samarasekera says in a blog posting...

New Schools Announced

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government has announced a new school for Calgary and one for Edmonton to help deal with the province's growing population.Calg...

Do Fish Fret? Apparently They Do Now..

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - At least one aspect of climate change makes even fish fretful.Ocean acidification — one of the consequences of an increasing level of car...

Gay Straight Alliance and Marriage

Bill Haines | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

Keeping all children safe and happy is our first priority. Let's teach the kids in public school to always show great love and respect to all people, no matter race, creed, colour or sexual orientation.

WATCH: School Buses Put Bad Drivers On Camera

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

School bus drivers in a northern Alberta school division are turning to technology to ensure their students get to school and back safely. While sch...