With an Alberta election ahead next week, party leaders are declaring their positions. A topic that has captured headlines in recent weeks involves an unlikely focus — namely, school clubs that support students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/two-spirited, queer and others (LGBTQ+).
Proposed and actual policy reforms in several provinces echo similar international efforts that have eroded public education, argues U of A expert.Read more
GSA supporters rally in Red Deer
Supporters of Gay Straight Alliances took to the streets across the province Tuesday night, including Red Deer. Rallies were held to coincide with the first day of advanced polls. Many believe a policy suggested by the UCP will do more harm than good.Read more
Lethbridge rally held to support GSAs, oppose UCP education plan
More than 100 people turned out to a rally at city hall in Lethbridge on Tuesday to support gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and LGBTQ kids.Read more
Alberta election: What are each party’s policies on post-secondary?
With the provincial election on April 16 looming, and parties announcing their platforms, The Gateway compiled a summary of post-secondary education promises.Read more
Sales tax, basic income and more teachers: Khan unveils Alberta Liberal platform
Alberta Liberal leader David Khan outlined his party’s platform on Monday, anchored by a promise to eliminate income taxes for seven in 10 Albertans and replace that revenue with a provincial sales tax.Read more
Why gay-straight alliance clubs could sway the Alberta election
Guest Column: School board group produces wish list for Alberta education
Now that Alberta is in the midst of a provincial election campaign, we would like to share our three-point wish list for K-12 public education in Alberta.
Elections mean lots of promises and funding announcements, and K-12 education is no different. We appreciate all the debate and ideas, because it’s critically important to talk about the future of education in Alberta.Read more
Part of Alberta medical community weighs in on gay-straight alliances
Alberta pediatric resident physicians are adding their voices to the contentious debate about gay-straight alliances (GSAs).
Pediatric resident Jazmyn Balfour-Boehm drafted an open letter because she felt they have a responsibility to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ youth.Read more
Sherwood Park News Candidate Q&A: Education
As part of the 2019 provincial election coverage, the Sherwood Park News will ask five questions concerning a variety of issues to all candidates in both constituencies.
This edition’s question is: If elected, how will you support the local educational system (such as new schools, gay-straight alliances, updating the curriculum, classroom sizes, etc.)? The following is this week’s responses by the four candidates per constituency.
Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland candidates go beyond pocketbook with social issues
It is not just about the pocketbook in Alberta’s 30th general election.
Aside from pipelines, jobs and carbon tax debates, candidates seeking a seat in the legislature also belong to parties with different ideas on a number of issues in healthcare and education. In Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland, those seeking the electoral districts seat think their parties can deliver the best results on these for the voters.