Education News from the campaign trail

Public School Trustees call on all parties to prioritize education this campaign

Trustees from across Alberta hold press conferences to encourage all parties to make education a priority this election.

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Kenney says a UCP government would embrace tried, true methods for schools, 'put away failed teaching fads'

A United Conservative Party government would bring back Grade 3 provincial achievement tests and introduce new standardized math tests in Grades 1, 2 and 3, party leader Jason Kenney announced at a Calgary school on Monday morning.

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Notley responds to UCP education plan

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley reacts to the education plan unveiled by the UCP on Monday.

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Education a hot topic on Day 7 of Alberta election campaign

Alberta political parties shared their thoughts on school funding and operations if they were to form government after the April 16 election.

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UCP releases Education Platform

Jason Kenney proposes to revert to an earlier education act, erasing protections for gay--straight alliances. 

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Teachers put sardines on the menu for Alberta election campaign

The Alberta Teachers' Association is putting sardines on the menu during this election campaign.

The professional organization representing teachers in the province is rolling out a campaign to distribute 400,000 cards with a picture of a can of sardines on the front and the text: "Classroom sized sardines. Packed in for savings."

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Opinion: Early childhood education must be election priority for all partiesfor all parties

Extensive research on children’s development confirms that the first five years of children’s lives are critical for healthy development, including brain growth.

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Alberta Party pledges to double support for teachers — even if it means adding to debt

The Alberta Party plans to double the number of teacher aides in classrooms across the province, but the path to pay for it remains unclear.

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Alberta Party would boost school support funding, add educational assistants

Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel says if he were elected premier in the April 16 provincial election he would double the number of educational assistants in schools.

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Double number of educational assistants: Alberta Party Leader Mandel

The Alberta government should double the number of educational assistants in Alberta schools and increase funding for inclusive education by 50 per cent, Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel said.

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