Vancouver School Board

Controversial Transgender Policy Coming To Vancouver Schools

CBC | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 05.29.2014 | 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...