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Investing in efficiencies saves energy and money in Maple Ridge

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:30

Schools across the Maple Ridge school district (SD 42) are saving energy and money by investing in efficiencies. The Ministry of Education has approved SD 42’s Energy Management Plan (EMP) that over the next 8 years will bring over $4 million in operational savings and also dramatically reduce emissions.

Capilano University and Capilano Faculty Association ratify agreement

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:30

Capilano University and the Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) have ratified an agreement negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate.

Francophone school set for seismic upgrades

Wed, 2015-06-24 13:00

Upgrades and structural improvements are on the way for L’École Côte-du-Soleil to further safeguard students and staff in the event of an earthquake. The Ministry of Education and Conseil Scolaire Francophone (SD 93) have signed a project agreement to bring the elementary school up to the latest seismic safety standards.

New protocol to strengthen collaboration on Aboriginal education

Fri, 2015-06-19 13:15

On the eve of National Aboriginal Day, Education Minister Peter Fassbender and Tyrone McNeil, president of the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), signed a protocol agreement to help guide further collaboration on improving educational outcomes for B.C.’s Aboriginal students.

Rocky Mountain celebrates first agreement signing

Wed, 2015-06-17 11:25

The Rocky Mountain school district (SD 6) signed its first Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement today, marking its continued commitment to Aboriginal learning in its schools.

Education mission extends learning opportunities across countries and cultures

Wed, 2015-06-17 11:25

British Columbia has taken another stride toward increasing the exchange of students, educators and ideas with countries in Asia, as Education Minister Peter Fassbender returned from his five-day education mission earlier this month.

Calling all innovative schools and districts

Wed, 2015-06-10 14:00

Education Minister Peter Fassbender is encouraging schools throughout the province to submit their proposals for the Innovation Partnership and/or Innovation Inventory as the first intake period is quickly coming to a close.

Calling all innovative schools and districts

Wed, 2015-06-10 14:00

Education Minister Peter Fassbender is encouraging schools throughout the province to submit their proposals for the Innovation Partnership and/or Innovation Inventory as the first intake period is quickly coming to a close.

Review highlights savings opportunities for Vancouver Board of Education

Tue, 2015-06-09 11:00

Education Minister Peter Fassbender today released Ernst and Young’s independent review of the Vancouver Board of Education’s (VBE) finances that points to $72 million worth of potential annual savings and revenues, as well as one-time savings of up to $750 million.

Review highlights savings opportunities for Vancouver Board of Education

Tue, 2015-06-09 11:00

Education Minister Peter Fassbender today released Ernst and Young’s independent review of the Vancouver Board of Education’s (VBE) finances that points to $72 million worth of potential annual savings and revenues, as well as one-time savings of up to $750 million.

More classrooms support growing enrolment in Surrey school district

Mon, 2015-06-08 09:25

Let the construction begin. Shovels, meet dirt. Students, get ready to meet a new addition to Adams Road Elementary.

More classrooms support growing enrolment in Surrey school district

Mon, 2015-06-08 09:25

Let the construction begin. Shovels, meet dirt. Students, get ready to meet a new addition to Adams Road Elementary.

New scholarship expands opportunities for international students to learn in B.C.

Tue, 2015-06-02 09:00

A new $150,000 scholarship program will benefit 120 students from China, Japan and South Korea.

New scholarship expands opportunities for international students to learn in B.C.

Tue, 2015-06-02 09:00

A new $150,000 scholarship program will benefit 120 students from China, Japan and South Korea.

Student safety to be enhanced at Dunsmuir Middle school

Mon, 2015-06-01 11:15

Another West Shore school will receive seismic upgrades valued at more than $10 million to protect students and staff in the event of an earthquake.  

Student safety to be enhanced at Dunsmuir Middle school

Mon, 2015-06-01 11:15

Another West Shore school will receive seismic upgrades valued at more than $10 million to protect students and staff in the event of an earthquake.  

Education mission to bolster ties with China and Japan

Fri, 2015-05-29 10:00

Education Minister Peter Fassbender is taking B.C.’s world-class education system on the road as he embarks on a five-day mission to Asia until June 4.

Education mission to bolster ties with China and Japan

Fri, 2015-05-29 10:00

Education Minister Peter Fassbender is taking B.C.’s world-class education system on the road as he embarks on a five-day mission to Asia until June 4.

New agreement emphasizes Aboriginal culture in Vernon

Tue, 2015-05-26 19:00

Traditional singing, dancing and cultural performances are taking place at W.L. Seaton Secondary school this evening to celebrate the first Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement (AEEA) for the Vernon school district (SD 22).

New agreement emphasizes Aboriginal culture in Vernon

Tue, 2015-05-26 19:00

Traditional singing, dancing and cultural performances are taking place at W.L. Seaton Secondary school this evening to celebrate the first Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement (AEEA) for the Vernon school district (SD 22).