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Unique new school opens for families in the UBC community

Fri, 2014-10-17 11:30

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 10:30

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 11:00

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 10:00

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 06:30

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 09:00

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 21:45

Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement today:

Nine more districts ratify new agreements for education support staff

Sat, 2014-09-13 09:00

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 21:52

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 19:45

Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement today:

Minister's statement: rejecting binding arbitration

Sat, 2014-09-06 16:44

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

With lockout lifted, Minister asks BCTF to suspend strike

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:25

Minister of Education Peter Fassbender has issued the following statement: 

This week should be the first week of school

Wed, 2014-09-03 09:04

This week should be the first week of school. For students and their teachers, it’s supposed to be a time of excitement and anticipation. But instead, it’s a time of frustration and uncertainty.