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New B.C. offshore school highlights International Education Week

Wed, 2014-11-19 12:15

The first B.C. offshore school in Japan was the highlight of International Education Week celebrations at the B.C. Legislature today as Education Minister Peter Fassbender welcomed Mr. Seiji Okada, the Consul General of Japan in Vancouver, and a group of Japanese students from Victoria High school.

Parliamentary Secretary’s statement on Bullying Awareness Week

Sun, 2014-11-16 09:00

Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement Jane Thornthwaite released the following statement at the start of Bullying Awareness Week Nov. 16-22, 2014.

Anne Docherty wins literacy award

Fri, 2014-11-14 08:00

Premier Christy Clark sent congratulations to Anne Docherty today as the winner of the 2014 Council of the Federation Literacy Award for B.C. Ms. Docherty receives a medallion, a certificate, and $300.

Celebration marks signing of second Agreement

Thu, 2014-11-06 15:30

Burnaby Central Secondary school played host to the celebration and signing of the school district’s second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement today. These five-year agreements are a commitment by school districts, local Aboriginal communities, and the Ministry of Education to work together to support Aboriginal learners.

Districts on board for new buses

Mon, 2014-11-03 11:00

Drive across Canada 5,000 times and you’re close to the distance B.C. school buses cover annually. This year, through its fleet renewal program, government is providing $9 million for 22 school districts throughout the province to purchase a total of 76 new buses.

Six-month Blueprint update shows significant progress on re-engineering skills training

Thu, 2014-10-30 11:30

Premier Christy Clark today unveiled a six-month progress update on B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint at the State of the Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo. The update summarizes a wide range of actions undertaken across government since the launch of the Blueprint on April 29th of this year that are helping to put British Columbians first in line for in-demand jobs throughout the province.

Skills Blueprint delivers hands-on experience for students

Wed, 2014-10-29 08:03

Education Minister Peter Fassbender toured the new Royal Bay Secondary construction site with Belmont Secondary school trades students who are working and learning on the job site.

Government supports We Day

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:15

As more than 20,000 students came together at Rogers Arena to celebrate We Day Vancouver, the B.C. government has announced it is again providing $100,000 to encourage students to embrace global awareness.

Unique new school opens for families in the UBC community

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:30

Blessings from Musqueam First Nation elders and a traditional blanket ceremony commenced the official opening of Norma Rose Point school today.

Award-winning seismic mitigation program keeps students safe in schools

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:30

Today, as students throughout the province participate in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut, the B.C. government is continuing to make schools safer for all students.

Replacement Banting Middle School announced for Coquitlam

Thu, 2014-10-09 10:00

A new $22.5-million project agreement was announced today for the replacement of École Banting Middle School in Coquitlam under the Seismic Mitigation Program. École Banting is a dual track school with both French Immersion and English programs.

Eight more districts ratify new agreements for education support staff

Tue, 2014-10-07 09:00

Eight more school districts and more than 3,800 support staff workers have recently ratified new agreements under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate.

$500,000 for Raise-a-Reader

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:30

The Ministry of Education is providing $500,000 to support literacy and this year's Vancouver Sun Raise-a-Reader campaign, Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced today.

Eight more districts ratify new agreements for education support staff

Sat, 2014-09-20 08:00

Eight more school districts and almost 3,200 support staff workers have recently ratified new agreements under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate.

Minister’s statement on teachers’ vote in favour of negotiated settlement

Thu, 2014-09-18 20:45

Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement today:

Nine more districts ratify new agreements for education support staff

Sat, 2014-09-13 08:00

Nine more school districts and more than 2,700 support staff workers have recently ratified new agreements under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate.

Statement by Education Minister Peter Fassbender

Wed, 2014-09-10 20:52

Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement today in response to the BCTF vote on binding arbitration:

Statement by Education Minister Peter Fassbender

Mon, 2014-09-08 18:45

Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement today:

Minister's statement: rejecting binding arbitration

Sat, 2014-09-06 15:44

VICTORIA - Minister of Education Peter Fassbender has issued the following statement: 

With lockout lifted, Minister asks BCTF to suspend strike

Thu, 2014-09-04 11:25

Minister of Education Peter Fassbender has issued the following statement: