Ministry of Education News
VICTORIA – Fifteen-year-old students in B.C. are once again among the best in the world at math, science and reading, according to a major international assessment released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
VICTORIA – In British Columbia, we are seeing increasing success for both on- and off-reserve Aboriginal students.
VICTORIA – More Aboriginal students are completing high school in B.C. than ever before, as the six-year completion rate climbed to 59.4 per cent in 2012-13.
VICTORIA – Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement at the start of Bullying Awareness Week Nov. 17-23, 2013.
MORICETOWN – A celebration today marked the signing of the second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement for the Bulkley Valley school district.
VICTORIA – A new web-based service will dramatically improve the ability of B.C. parents and teachers to follow and support students’ educational progress from kindergarten through to graduation.
VICTORIA – Circle the globe 825 times and you will have travelled 33 million kilometres, the distance B.C. school buses travel each year.
LANGLEY – The gymnasium of Richard Bulpitt Elementary was filled with the sound of music as students and teachers, along with Education Minister Peter Fassbender and the Langley Board of Education, officially opened the school today.
VANCOUVER – More than 20,000 enthusiastic students and teachers filled Rogers Arena, as Premier Christy Clark joined world role models Kofi Annan, Martin Luther King III as well the Hon. Roméo A. Dallaire for We Day in Vancouver.
VANCOUVER – A new $14-million elementary school serving a rich cultural tapestry of students was officially opened by Education Minister Peter Fassbender.
KAMLOOPS – A local high school student was at the controls of an excavator today for the ceremonial ground-breaking of the new NorKam Trades Centre of Excellence. The student, 17 -year- old Joey Kineshanko made the first dig to the cheers of NorKam students and construction workers.
VICTORIA – Education Minister Peter Fassbender is proclaiming October 2013 as Library Month in British Columbia.
SURREY – An innovative approach launched last year to increase the number of B.C. children who are engaged, competent readers is seeing great success, Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced today.
SURREY – The province’s largest school district officially unveiled 180 new student spaces today as Education Minister Peter Fassbender and Surrey-Panorama MLA Marvin Hunt helped open a nearly $6-million, eight-classroom addition to T.E. Scott Elementary.
COLWOOD – Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal joined Education Minister Peter Fassbender, school district officials and community members today to break ground on the new $40.8-million Royal Bay Secondary school and to name a new road after Hesjedal - Ryder Hesjedal Way.
VANCOUVER –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.
VANCOUVER – For the first time in more than a century, students at Sir James Douglas Elementary are beginning the school year in a new $15.4-million replacement school.
VICTORIA – The provincial bargaining committee working with the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the unions representing education support staff have reached a provincial framework agreement under the 2012 Cooperative Gains Mandate.
KELOWNA – Education Minister Peter Fassbender joined officials from the Central Okanagan school district today as they toured the construction sites of a new elementary school and secondary school addition scheduled to welcome students next fall.
VICTORIA – For most students, the first week of school involves new friends, new teachers and a new grade level.