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Teachers and students to benefit from new innovation strategy

Thu, 2015-01-29 13:35

A new partnership and strategy will ensure B.C. teachers have greater latitude, support and encouragement to try new, innovative teaching practices, Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced today at the B.C. Focus on Learning forum at the Wosk Center for Dialogue.

Northern B.C. students Stand Up! to ERASE bullying

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:45

The Prince George Civic Centre is buzzing today with more than 300 grades 8-12 students celebrating what’s been done to prevent bullying and other harmful behaviours in the north.

New Giscome Elementary celebrates official opening

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:15

The New Year brought a celebration to the Prince George school district with the opening of Giscome Elementary school and the adjoining East Line activity centre.

2015: The year of the BC Training and Education Savings Grant

Mon, 2015-01-12 11:15

As proud parents welcome the first babies of the New Year, all families are reminded that there is no better time than 2015 to start saving for their children’s future.

New schools and upgrades completed, more on the way

Tue, 2015-01-06 08:30

Welding, drilling and hammering – all were familiar sounds in many school districts as construction crews completed numerous capital and seismic projects in 2014.

Education forum to be all about learning

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:00

For British Columbia to remain a leading jurisdiction on the international stage, our education system must be innovative and flexible to respond to the unique needs of students in a rapidly changing world.

B.C.’s six-year student completion rates continue to climb

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:30

More B.C. students are graduating than ever before, especially Aboriginal and special needs students, according to the latest data on student completion.

Final ratification of new agreements for education support staff

Sat, 2014-12-20 09:30

All districts and unions representing education support staff that signed on under the provincial framework agreement negotiated this summer now have ratified agreements in place.

Reborn Rocky Mountain Elementary celebrated

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:00

A community celebration was held today to mark the completion of a major restoration for Rocky Mountain Elementary school after fire caused extensive damage.

Province and trustees recommit to co-operative path forward

Fri, 2014-12-05 10:00

In recognition of the importance of a strong, co-governed public education system, Education Minister Peter Fassbender and the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) have recommitted to a co-operative and co-ordinated partnership.

Adult upgrading courses supported by grants for low-income learners

Thu, 2014-12-04 12:15

Improvements to upfront, non-repayable grants will support low-income students enrolling in post-secondary adult upgrading courses, including English as a Second Language (ESL).

Students roaring to go at BC Lions youth summit

Mon, 2014-12-01 10:30

Premier Christy Clark welcomed 122 students from around the province to the BC Lions’ Skills for Life Summit today, and invited them to try their hands at the skills needed for many of tomorrow's in-demand jobs.

New middle school supports growing Langley community

Fri, 2014-11-28 09:10

It’s a new school named after the creek that flows through the neighbouring Langley communities of Walnut Grove and Willoughby Slope.

Students and families celebrate new Clearview gym

Thu, 2014-11-27 18:45

Clearview Elementary/Jr. Secondary was filled with cheers from students, staff and community members today, as they celebrated the official opening of their new $3.6-million gymnasium.

City of Light to host newest B.C. offshore school

Thu, 2014-11-27 08:30

Voila! B.C.’s Offshore Schools Program is about to mark another milestone as the first offshore school in Europe has been approved to open its doors in Paris, France.

Aboriginal education is all about empowerment

Tue, 2014-11-25 17:15

Clarke Theatre welcomed over 300 guests tonight to celebrate the signing of the Mission Public School’s second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.

Nine more districts ratify new agreements for education support staff

Sat, 2014-11-22 09:00

Nine more school districts and more than 4,000 support staff workers have recently ratified new agreements under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate.

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.