Education News from the campaign trail

Kenney’s response to question about GSAs brings about online backlash

On Monday, UCP Leader Jason Kenney announced his party’s platform on education. As Sarah Kraus reports, one of his responses to a question about GSAs in schools drew swift criticism online.

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ATA says plan from UCP to overhaul education is 'misguided'

The Alberta Teachers’ Association is criticizing the education plan proposed Monday by United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney

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Advocate says UCP plan to revert to old gay-straight alliance rules an attack

Schools under a United Conservative government would operate under rules for gay-straight alliances that were developed before the NDP came to power, says UCP Leader Jason Kenney.

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UCP Leader Jason Kenney defends allowing parental notification if child joins GSA

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney on Tuesday defended his pledge to proclaim the Education Act (2014), which would remove the prohibition on parental notification if a child joins a gay-straight alliance.

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UCP GSA Plan causes Twitter outrage

Twitter users were quick to react to the United Conservative Party’s plan to rollback the NDP’s rules on gay-straight alliances at schools.

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Will social issues impact the Alberta election?

The UCP promises to replace the NDP’s School Act with the PC’s Education Act. That has sparked a discussion about how social issues could impact the provincial election. Dave Cournoyer joins us.

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Notley responds to Jason Kenney’s announcement on GSAs in Alberta schools

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley responds to Jason Kenney’s announcement on gay-straight alliances in Alberta schools.

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UCP education platform sparks GSA concerns

Questions are surfacing over the UCP's Education Platform, more specifically the impact it could have on Gay-Straight Alliances in schools

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Twitter users voice opposition of UCP plan to revert to old GSA rules

Alberta’s United Conservative Party said if elected, schools will operate under rules for gay-straight alliances that were developed before the NDP came to power.

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UCP pushes trades, apprenticeships for young Albertans

More vocational schools and apprenticeships, $1 million in trades scholarships, junior high students working on job sites, and an Alberta trades hall of fame will be in the cards if the UCP wins the spring election.

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