Education

FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he speaks with media following an announcement in Brockville, Ont., Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds roll out $2 billion to fund return-to-school safety amid pandemic

Additional $112M will go towards First Nations schools

FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he speaks with media following an announcement in Brockville, Ont., Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Canadians are spending less on back-to-school supplies amid pandemic: survey

Shoppers were also more likely this year to buy things online in every single category

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Top tips for at-home learning

Although kids are slowly returning to school this fall, learning doesn’t have…

  • Aug 18, 2020
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A empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Some private schools afraid they’d be blamed if a student gets COVID-19 are considering waivers to absolve them, but experts say that wouldn’t stop a parent from suing or a school from racking up legal bills. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Experts say COVID waivers unlikely to shield private schools from legal action

The pandemic has already seen several proposed lawsuits target long-term care facilities

A empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Some private schools afraid they’d be blamed if a student gets COVID-19 are considering waivers to absolve them, but experts say that wouldn’t stop a parent from suing or a school from racking up legal bills. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)

Alberta school curriculum to focus on basics, keep out political bias: minister

NDP education critic says the kindergarten to Grade 4 changes should have been implemented a year ago

Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)
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Answers to 5 common questions facing families for the COVID-19 school year

COVID-19 protocols are likely to vary even more at the school board level, and even and school-to-school.

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Government says full-time school for students in B.C. this September

Government says full-time school for students in B.C. this September

Government says full-time school for students in B.C. this September

Government says full-time school for students in B.C. this September
National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans
Parents divided over sending kids back to school: Poll

Parents divided over sending kids back to school: Poll

Parents divided over sending kids back to school: Poll

Parents divided over sending kids back to school: Poll
Canada provides exception for U.S. students planning to study north of border

Canada provides exception for U.S. students planning to study north of border

Canada provides exception for U.S. students planning to study north of border

Canada provides exception for U.S. students planning to study north of border
Canada’s travel rules unfair to first-year foreign students, U.S. parents say

Canada’s travel rules unfair to first-year foreign students, U.S. parents say

Canada’s travel rules unfair to first-year foreign students, U.S. parents say

Canada’s travel rules unfair to first-year foreign students, U.S. parents say
Graduating students from left to right are: Evan Louis, Jade Rabbit, Shaneek Roasting, Tessa Pots, Elise Roan and Taleisha Roan. Photo by Kelly Stickle

Mamawi Atosketan Native School celebrates six graduates

Grad ceremony held on June 16 for Indigenous school north of Ponoka

Graduating students from left to right are: Evan Louis, Jade Rabbit, Shaneek Roasting, Tessa Pots, Elise Roan and Taleisha Roan. Photo by Kelly Stickle

Students decry tuition hikes as COVID-19 pandemic increases financial strain

Students decry tuition hikes as COVID-19 pandemic increases financial strain

Premier Jason Kenney said Bill 15 reduces red tape for the creation of new charter schools including vocation-focused charter schools, in a May 28, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Premier Jason Kenney said Bill 15 reduces red tape for the creation of new charter schools including vocation-focused charter schools, in a May 28, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Alberta introduces bill to change rules on charter schools, home-schooling

Alberta introduces bill to change rules on charter schools, home-schooling

Alberta introduces bill to change rules on charter schools, home-schooling

Alberta introduces bill to change rules on charter schools, home-schooling
Bentley teacher injects online lessons with fun and creativity

Bentley teacher injects online lessons with fun and creativity

‘Howe’s Historical Moments’ makes learning that much more memorable for the youngsters

  • May 26, 2020
Bentley teacher injects online lessons with fun and creativity
Calgary school board rife with ‘turmoil,’ short-term thinking: report

Calgary school board rife with ‘turmoil,’ short-term thinking: report

Calgary school board rife with ‘turmoil,’ short-term thinking: report

Calgary school board rife with ‘turmoil,’ short-term thinking: report
Darren Josephison. Photo submitted

Ponoka teacher nominated for Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Darren Josephison at St. Augustine School has been nominated for the award

Darren Josephison. Photo submitted
VIDEO: Ponoka teachers, youth workers parade around town

VIDEO: Ponoka teachers, youth workers parade around town

Honks, signs, waves lift students April 8

VIDEO: Ponoka teachers, youth workers parade around town
The parade goes through riverside around 3:45 p.m. April 8. Photo by Emily Jaycox
The parade goes through riverside around 3:45 p.m. April 8. Photo by Emily Jaycox