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-CochraneRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Proposed and actual policy reforms in several provinces echo similar international efforts that have eroded public education, argues U of A expert.Read more
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 factsRead more