Education News from the campaign trail

Alberta Election Day 2: Notley, Kenney, Mandel, Khan hit the trail running

It’s Day 2 of the 2019 Alberta election campaign trail. Here’s what the province’s political parties are doing.

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School boards plea for new schools amidst election

School boards across Edmonton are hoping to see new schools built, and are looking  to catch the attention of politicians during the provincial election.

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Alberta Liberals look to win seats with platform on education

Khan announced the Liberal election platform at an event on Wednesday, outlining changes his party would make to education, including changing class-size guidelines and putting caps on the number of students in each classroom.

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Alberta Liberals promise a cap on class sizes in newly unveiled education plan

The Alberta Liberal Party is putting education at the forefront of their election campaign, with party leader David Khan announcing a plan that would reduce class sizes and increase support for inclusive education.

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Alberta Election 2019: Here's what the parties have promised so far

Now that the writ has dropped, Alberta enters official campaign mode until you head to the polls on April 16.

Expect full election platforms soon, but parties have been releasing bits and pieces for months. Here’s what we know so far.

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Alberta throne speech touts protecting health care and defending public education

Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell touts Bill 1, an act to protect Alberta health care from American-style health care, and defending public education in the throne speech.

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Government ponders abortion protest bubble zones for schools

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says her government will amend legislation to extend abortion protest bubble zones around K-12 schools in Alberta.

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Alberta Party wants to see safe zones around schools to prevent anti-abortion demonstrations

After parents of students at a number of Calgary schools complained about anti-abortion protesters setting up just outside school grounds, one Alberta politician wants to see changes made.

*Warning - story contains images that some may find disturbing

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The risks and rewards of imposing a cellphone ban in Alberta classrooms

A debate is brewing over the use of cellphones in Alberta classrooms. UCP leader Jason Kenney says his party is willing to take a closer look at a provincial ban

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Alberta Party makes mandatory vaccinations an election campaign issue

In the wake of the measles outbreak in B.C. and the U.S., there’s a new push for mandatory vaccinations here in Alberta.

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