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Education Minister Peter Fassbender’s statement on BCTF strike vote results

Thu, 2014-03-06 22:43

VICTORIA – Minister of Education Peter Fassbender made the following statement on the results of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation strike vote.

Government funding lights up environmental upgrades in schools

Tue, 2014-03-04 15:00

VICTORIA — From new boilers to air source heat pumps and electric cars, school districts throughout B.C. have cut their carbon emissions and operation costs with the Ministry of Education’s Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP).

B.C. students to explore careers at international LNG conference

Mon, 2014-03-03 14:00

VICTORIA – British Columbia youth are invited to take part in an interactive career experience at the second annual Liquefied Natural Gas in B.C. Conference in Vancouver this May.

Northern B.C. students invited to international LNG conference

Mon, 2014-03-03 14:00

VICTORIA – Youth from British Columbia’s northern communities are invited to take part in an interactive career experience at the second annual Liquefied Natural Gas in B.C. Conference in Vancouver this May.

Students empowered to change culture of bullying

Fri, 2014-02-28 12:00

SURREY – Premier Christy Clark, Education Minister Peter Fassbender and 600 students from Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley teamed up on a common goal: erasing all forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying, in B.C.

New chapter begins for school in Chilliwack

Fri, 2014-02-28 10:45

CHILLIWACK – With the Cascade Mountains as a backdrop, Chilliwack MLA John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness joined students, teachers as well as school district staff for the official opening of the new $56-million Chilliwack Secondary school.

Powell River's Henderson Elementary bulks up

Thu, 2014-02-27 10:15

POWELL RIVER – Henderson Elementary, self-described as “The little school with the big heart,” will be seismically upgraded to protect students and staff in the event of an earthquake.

Surrey community welcomes new Sunnyside Elementary

Fri, 2014-02-14 12:15

SURREY – A new era for Sunnyside Elementary was celebrated today with the official opening of a $14.9-million replacement school which will serve families in the Grandview Heights area for generations to come.

Seismic upgrade complete for Sangster Elementary

Thu, 2014-02-13 09:45

VICTORIA – The hard hats are gone and students are back in their regular classrooms as Sangster Elementary school’s seismic upgrade is now complete.

New school and fresh start for South Okanagan students

Thu, 2014-02-06 14:45

OLIVER – Two years after a fire destroyed a significant portion of South Okanagan Secondary school, a community gathered together as Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson joined students, staff and the community of Oliver to celebrate the official re-opening of the school.

Minister of Education's statement on decision to appeal

Tue, 2014-02-04 10:45

VICTORIA - Minister of Education Peter Fassbender has issued the following statement statement on the government's relations with the BC Teachers' Federation.

Family Literacy Day celebrations begin

Sat, 2014-01-25 13:02

SURREY – There was story-telling magic, face painting and reading galore as Surrey Libraries kicked off a month-long celebration of family literacy activities at the Guildford Town Centre today.

Sea to Sky builds on Aboriginal student success

Thu, 2014-01-23 21:00

WHISTLER – With the fastest growing Aboriginal student graduation rate in the province, there was much to celebrate as the Sea to Sky school district signed its second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement today.

New superintendent will focus on student graduation and career transitions

Wed, 2014-01-22 14:00

VICTORIA – Government has appointed Jan Unwin as superintendent of graduation and student transitions. Unwin will focus on developing partnerships between post-secondary institutions, school districts, employers and government.

School construction marches forward in the new year

Tue, 2014-01-21 10:00

VICTORIA – Schools are in full swing again after the holidays, and as students and teachers resume their lessons, school districts around the province are working hard to complete school upgrades and construction.

Student leaders to advise government on ERASE bullying strategy

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:30

VANCOUVER – Want to help stop bullying? Engage students and give them a say in bullying prevention efforts.

Agreement empowers Central Okanagan Aboriginal students

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:00

WESTBANK – Aboriginal student success was highlighted at Sensisyusten Learning School today at the signing of the district’s second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.