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Costly legal battle over francophone education now underwayDecember 9, 2013

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  A constitutional battle over education funding that is now before the courts could cost B.C. millions of dollars if the outcome mirrors that in some other provinces. The francophone...

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New online learning opportunities for Grade 8-9 studentsDecember 9, 2013

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  A law passed last year promised K-9 students expanded opportunities to take online courses while attending bricks-and-mortar schools. The changes were intended to give younger students the same ability...

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Difficult times ahead, New Westminster principal tells parentsDecember 6, 2013

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  New Westminster parents are appealing for information about how the school board’s efforts to repay a $5-million deficit will affect their children's education. Some were shaken late last month...

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Advice for parents from the PISA 2013 reportDecember 4, 2013

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  The report on student performance released Tuesday by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) includes a chapter about the role of families in helping children succeed. It lists...

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PISA shows strong student performance – but slippingDecember 3, 2013

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  B.C. students continue to do well in international tests, but their performance in math and science is not what it was a decade ago, according to the latest report...

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Sharing images online: a teacher’s experimentDecember 2, 2013

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  An experiment by a Langley teacher last week should serve as a warning to anyone who is tempted to post inappropriate pictures or words on the internet. Borrowing an...

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Pondering changes to teacher training and standardsNovember 27, 2013

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  There’s been plenty of action this year at the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB), as the independent commissioner works to clear a backlog of discipline cases left over when...

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BC educators honoured with PM awards for excellenceNovember 27, 2013

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  Winners of the 2013 Prime Minister's Awards for Educators include 13 British Columbians.   Recognized for teaching excellence are: Adrien French (Social Studies, History), Mount Douglas secondary, Victoria; Janey...

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CUPE warns of possible strike in Kootenay Lake schools (UPDATED)November 27, 2013

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  A strike looms in Kootenay Lake school district because of the board's decision that it can’t scrape together money to cover a provincially negotiated wage hike for support staff....

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Saanich school district refuses free books because of TD logoNovember 25, 2013

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  Saanich is one of two school districts across the country that has refused an offer of a free children's book because of concerns about corporate advertising. The book, Boy...

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