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B.C. Teachers Issue Strike Notice

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Job action by British Columbia's 41,000 teachers will begin next Wednesday, but the union's president says schools will remain open.Jim Ik...

Mom Sues School Board Over Student Fees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A mother of three is suing her children's school board looking for reimbursement for the costs of workbooks, school supplies and activitie...

B.C. Teachers' Court Win ON HOLD

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A potentially costly court ruling that found the British Columbia government violated the rights of its teachers and ordered hundreds of c...

Back To Court!

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is asking the province's highest court to temporarily suspend parts of a ruling that said the province vio...

Major Win For B.C. Teachers

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A judge has ruled that the British Columbia government was so hung up on provoking its public school teachers into strike action that it f...

No Sex, We're Christian

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's advanced education minister has granted consent for a proposed law school at the private Trinity Western University base...

Deal!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Looming job action by 33,000 unionized school support staff in British Columbia has been averted with a tentative two-year contract.The BC...

B.C. Teachers Back In Court

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The latest court battle waged against the British Columbia government by the teachers' union could ding taxpayers for $6 billion to start,...

Guess Who Topped B.C.'s School Rankings

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s private schools have once again topped the Fraser Institute's rankings of the province's best educational institutions, while two independent i...

HOW MANY B.C. Schools Closed?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

DUNCAN, B.C. - Cowichan Valley school trustees are closing the book on middle schools in that Vancouver Island district.The closures take effect over ...

What B.C. Mayors Think Of Dix

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - NDP Leader Adrian Dix may not get a warm reception when he speaks to the B.C. Mayor's Caucus in Prince George, B.C., later today...

Surrey Parents Protest For More Schools

CBC | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Parents are lobbying the provincial government for more money to build schools in Surrey, B.C., as the problem of chronic overcrowding continues to wo...

B.C. School Officials Getting Raises Without Reviews

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

School trustees and superintendents may bristle at the suggestion that top education staffers don't deserve pay increases. But how can they defend that position when they fail to evaluate their top employees every year?

Budget Goodies For Families

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark enters the next provincial election attempting to sell her "families first" image with a pair of bud...

Parents Need To Speak Up About How Kids Are Being Taught

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

There is absolutely no point in agreeing or disagreeing with the premier or the B.C. Teachers' Federation if we the parents don't speak up and have a voice in how our children are being taught in the 21st century. Our school has a large computer centre with its own teacher. I have NO clue what is taught there. The kids bring home printouts about "online safety," but I don't think these courses actually mention things like Facebook or Twitter.

Minister's Letter Returns To Haunt Him

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s education minister complaints when he was a teacher have come back to haunt him as the provincial government looks to finalize a long-term cont...

Adventure Based Learning Brings Botswana, B.C. Youth Together

George Agnes | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
George Agnes

I've seen thousands of experiments conducted in my day. But nothing prepared me for the ultimate educational experiment — watching seven youth each run 180 kilometres across Botswana's Kalahari Desert to better understand the value of something we take for granted here in the Pacific Northwest: water.

Will B.C. Teachers Take A 10-Year Deal?

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government's proposed path to a 10-year contract with teachers is a pre-election political document that aims to strip educators ...

B.C. Independent School Growth Should Be Studied, Not Attacked

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

If the business across the street from yours, with fewer resources and higher prices, had increased its share of customers every year for 35 years, wouldn't you be curious why? Wouldn't that interest intensify if your own customer base had shrunk in 24 of those 35 years? This is the situation B.C.'s schools find themselves in.

School Days Extended.. To The Whole Year?

CBC | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada

The B.C. government has introduced amendments to the School Act that will eliminate the standard school calendar, the government has anno...