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Blogging challenges for school superintendentsNovember 6, 2014

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As noted in my last post, the number of B.C. school superintendents who blog has decreased since 2011 when roughly a third were doing so regularly. I asked West Vancouver...

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B.C. school superintendents and their blogsNovember 4, 2014

Author: Webmaster

A few years ago, B.C.'s school superintendents had established a strong presence in the blogging sphere. A list compiled in 2011 by West Vancouver superintendent Chris Kennedy indicated that 20...

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Voters need to do their homework before Nov. 15October 29, 2014

Author: Webmaster

Deciding which school trustee candidates deserve to be elected isn't an easy task and might explain why many voters simply don't bother. Few of the candidates are affiliated with political...

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Steady move toward LGBTQ protections in BC schoolsOctober 27, 2014

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An organization that describes itself as pro-life and pro-family is pressing the Surrey board of education to rescind anti-homophobia regulations passed last year. In a news release this month, B.C....

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BC Education Plan: Where For Art Thou?October 24, 2014

Author: Webmaster

With schools back in session, some now wonder what has become of the BC Education Plan. It was announced with fanfare three years ago, but there’s still much confusion about...

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New Zealand school touts benefits of free playOctober 23, 2014

Author: Webmaster

Let kids be kids. That's the approach of a New Zealand school that has ditched the usual rules about outdoor play so that students will be more physically active and...

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Educating the hearts and minds of B.C. childrenOctober 21, 2014

Author: Webmaster

The Dalai Lama is in Vancouver all this week as part of an on-going effort to make B.C. an international leader in social and emotional learning. It's the fourth time...

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Tidbits about the B.C. school trustee election raceOctober 15, 2014

Author: Webmaster

Nominations have closed and the race is on for B.C. school trustee wannabes. The job for all of us now is to get to know who is running in our...

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Appeal court to hear class size/composition case this weekOctober 13, 2014

Author: Webmaster

The B.C. Court of Appeal will hear arguments this week over the contentious issue of class size and composition in B.C. public schools. But don’t expect a quick fix to...

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Prime Minister’s awards recognize teacher excellenceOctober 11, 2014

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The 2014 Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence were announced this week, honouring 54 teachers from across the country. Here are the 15 B.C. winners, along with the official descriptions...

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