Bc Schools

B.C. Schools Sunk By Hydro Bills

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Energy Minister Bill Bennett has turned down a request from the British Columbia School Trustees Association for a special deal or exemptio...

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...

Teachers' Politics Allowed In Schools: Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's teachers are free to express their political opinions through buttons and posters in schools after a B.C. Appeal Court ...

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 ...

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?

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.

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.