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Mike McKay appointed strategic adviser for B.C. educationApril 13, 2014

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A rumour has been floating for months that Mike McKay, former superintendent of Surrey school district, would join the B.C. Education Ministry. On Friday, that rumour was confirmed with a...

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Province should pay for salary increases, Cowichan Valley parents sayApril 2, 2014

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When the province negotiates better wages or benefits for public-school employees, it should cover the costs. That’s the position of the Cowichan Valley DPAC in a resolution that will go...

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A superintendent surprise, an education minister’s letter and a cherry treeFebruary 8, 2014

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John Gaiptman awoke one morning in January and decided it was time to retire as superintendent of the Greater Victoria school district, the Times Colonist reported last month. Five days later, he...

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Government’s appeal sparks more education conflictFebruary 5, 2014

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What now? That’s the question everyone’s asking since Education Minister Peter Fassbender confirmed Tuesday that his government will appeal a court ruling that sided with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) in a long-standing...

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BCTF’s continuing concern about class compositionJanuary 9, 2014

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  The B.C. Teachers' Federation (BCTF) issued a warning this week about an increase this year in the number of K-12 classes with four or more special-needs students. The number...

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Connecting teachers, students and parents onlineNovember 5, 2013

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  A new student information system for B.C. schools will connect teachers, students and parents online like never before, says Education Minister Peter Fassbender. “The new service will make it...

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Only one school district says no to CUPE costsOctober 17, 2013

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  It appears Kootenay Lake is the only board of education that refused to submit a report to government this week describing how it will pay for a CUPE pay...

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