Vancouver School Board

Ex-Vancouver School Board Members Say Minister Defamed Them

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

They say the minister accused them of creating a toxic work environment.

B.C. Government Fires Entire Vancouver School Board

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The province's education minister said he has lost confidence in the board.

Clark's Donation Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Sarah Miller | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

John Horgan didn't hold back while questioning Premier Christy Clark on a rather puzzling $150k donation, that ended up indirectly benefitting her brother. A donation that appears to have no paper trail, policy, or even a record that the request for the donation was ever made.

4/20 Not A Legit Excuse To Cut Class, School Board Warns

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Be prepared."

Closing 19 Vancouver Schools Doesn't Make Sense

Sarah Miller | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

There is absolutely no benefit to students to have full-to-the-brim classrooms; if there is why do private schools advertise small class sizes for a better learning environment?

Closing 19 Vancouver Schools Could Save $72 Million: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The report also said there are more than 10,000 empty classroom seats in Vancouver schools.

B.C. Adults Must Now Pay For High School Upgrades

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver School Board is calling on the B.C. government to reverse a decision that will abolish funding for some adult students.Adult...

Dating Apps Are Part Of My Campaign As A Young Candidate

Mischa Oak | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Mischa Oak

To be a candidate who actually gets elected, I also have to be unique. As far as I know, I'm the only candidate that's marketing by getting matches on the dating apps Tinder, Grindr, and Scruff. I figure these are some of the best places to meet people these days. I go where my peers are and use the technology designed to connect us.

Vancouver Parents Take School Board's Transgender Policy To Court

CBC | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A group of parents have a filed a petition in BC Supreme Court seeking to overturn a controversial Vancouver school board policy that provides supp...

Controversial Transgender Policy Coming To Vancouver Schools

CBC | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver School Board trustees have adopted a controversial update to school policy that will provide supports for transgender students. After a l...

Vancouver Mother Speaks Out For Her Transgender Son

Ian Young | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Young

Vancouver mother Fiona Chen knew her daughter was different, almost as soon as she could express herself. "From age three she refused to wear dresses...there were so many beautiful dresses that I had to give away," said Chen with a laugh. But it was the start of a difficult journey.

B.C. Teachers Strike 2014: What Are Parents Supposed To Do?

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

As a parent, I am just. So. Tired. When my daughter began school in 2011, we spent a year of uncertainty as job action took place and the threat of strikes loomed. Both sides dug in and, it seemed, no end was in sight. Three years later and, frustratingly, not much has changed.

Vancouver Transgender Students Could Use Any School Washroom

CBC | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver School Board got a mixed reception to plans to change its sexual orientation and gender identity policy at a packed public meeting Wedne...

'Cycles' Hopes To Get Teens Talking About Pot

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The dialogue on pot is too preachy, according to an educational film from the University of British Columbia (UBC) -- and its filmmakers want to chang...

Should Teachers 'Friend' Students On Facebook?

CBC | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver School Board is considering a draft social media policy that would ban teachers from requesting or accepting students as "friends" on so...

How To Report On Suicide

CBC | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver School Board trustees passed a motion last night to try and influence how the media in B.C. reports on suicides. They want all m...

Vancouver Private School Demand Jumps

CBC | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The Fraser Institute says demand for spaces in independent schools in the Lower Mainland is rising faster than they can expand and vacant public schoo...

Vancouver Schools Mull Late Starts

CBC | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada British Columbia

About seven per cent of Vancouver high school students are late for school or skip out of their first class of the day, but still make it to the secon...

Anti-Gay Group From US Targets Vancouver School

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada Living

VANCOUVER - An American group opposed to same-sex marriage is fanning the flames in a controversy around an anti-bullying booklet put out by Vancouver...