Education News from the campaign trail

Ask the Educator: Edmonton Public Schools speaks on Alberta election issues

In this month’s Ask the Educator, Edmonton Public Schools board chair Michelle Draper shares what the EPSB would like Alberta’s election candidates to do, including putting more money into school maintenance and building new schools in the suburbs.

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LETTER: Alberta School Boards Association – Letter to the Editor – Election 2019

With the recent call of the Alberta election, all parties have—by this point—shared their education promises.

As President of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), I am writing to Albertans today to ask them to read carefully through each political education platform, and to think very hard about the future we want for this province’s next generation.

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Most Albertans say parents shouldn't be notified when child joins GSA, online survey suggests

Most people think parents should not be notified when their children join gay-straight alliance groups at school, according to a recent survey of more than 74,000 people across the province.

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Promises, promises: Track what Alberta's political parties are vowing to deliver

Through the course of the 28-day campaign, CBC News will track some of the most noteworthy promises made by Rachel Notley, Jason Kenney, Stephen Mandel, David Khan and Derek Fildebrandt leading up to election night. 

From pipelines to public policy, the list below will give you an overview of the promises being made by each campaign. 

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Albertans rally in support of gay-straight alliance legislation

Amelia Marie Newbert with the Skipping Stone Foundation joins Global News Calgary to discuss the importance of gay-straight alliances in schools.

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Calgary residents rally to keep current GSA legislation

On Thursday, more than 100 Calgarians rallied in support of students being able to join gay-straight alliances without the fear of being outed to their parents. The rally comes on the heels of the UCP unveiling its education plan, which would give teachers the power to decide whether or not to inform parents if their child joins such a club.

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Wide-ranging plan would affect everything from exams to GSAs.

The United Conservative Party's education platform would, if implemented, bring about changes in the classroom for students, teachers and parents.

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Rally to maintain current GSA rules after UCP education plan released

Hundreds gathered at the Alberta Legislature Wednesday, protesting against the United Conservative Party’s policy announcement on gay-straight alliances. Quinn Ohler explains what the UCP wants to change, and why it has so many people up in arms.

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Rachel Notley promises 1,000 new teachers and staff in Alberta schools this fall

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley is promising to hire nearly 1,000 more teachers this fall if her party returns to power after the April 16 election.

Notley says an additional 15,000 students are projected to be in classrooms when the next school year starts and it's critical to give them the supports they need.

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NDP promises 70 new and modernized schools, 1,000 new teachers and staff

The NDP would spend $1.3 billion constructing and modernizing 70 more schools during the next five years if returned to government, leader Rachel Notley pledged.

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