Education News from the campaign trail

RancheView School students weigh in on provincial election

Bill Belsey's Grad 4/5 class voted NDP's Steve Durrell in as the first MLA for Airdrie-Cochrane

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Alberta youths participate in largest-ever Student Vote campaign

They’re not old enough to vote in this provincial election, but that isn’t stopping Calgary students from casting a ballot.

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Educational support requested in both election forum

In addition to having EIPS trustees flanking the doors handing out an info sheet about funding at each of the election forums hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce, EIPS board chair Trina Boymook posed a direct question about working with local school boards to provide flexible funding. She directed that question to Strathcona-Sherwood Park UPC candidate Nate Glubish during election forum at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex on Tuesday, April 9.

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EIPS highlights educational funding as election priority

Whichever party forms government following the April 16 vote, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is asking for increased and predictable funding for school boards across the province.

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Alberta Party pledges funding for schools, classroom support in education platform

The Alberta Party is pledging to bump up funding for school building and classroom supports if elected.

Leader Stephen Mandel shared highlights from the party’s education platform Thursday during a news conference in west Edmonton.

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School fee limits in question, free school until age 21: What the Education Act would mean for Alberta schools

Three straightforward-sounding lines in the United Conservative Party's education platform have the potential to unleash a host of changes on Alberta schools, should the party form government after next week's election.

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Alberta Election Fact Check: Would a UCP spending freeze mean no more teachers and thousands of new students?

The Alberta NDP says a UCP spending freeze would mean 60,000 new students over four years and not one new teacher. Emily Mertz checks the facts

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Alberta Party leader pledges to create 60,000 new school spaces for K-12

By building schools and adding teaching support, the Alberta Party would create 60,000 new school spaces for students from kindergarten through grade 12, party leader Stephen Mandel said Thursday. 

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Questions to the Candidates: Funding for Education and new schools"

Each week in the lead up to the provincial election April 16, the Airdrie City View will ask the candidates a question that could impact voters. Each candidate has been given a maximum of 100 words to respond.

This week, we asked: How will you ensure adequate funding for education and new schools?

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Candidate Question of the Day - Day Three: Education Infrastructure

In a lead up to the Alberta provincial election, Cochrane Now has asked candidates in the Airdrie-Cochrane constituency, a series of five questions about topics impacting our ridings. 

It's Question Three in the series and today's topic centres upon the need for more school infrastructure in our fast-growing region.

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