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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more