Education

The province is putting $2 million toward paramedics training to help address labour shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. delivers $2 million to bolster paramedics training, but gaps remain

Funding to help about 130 students across province, rural areas struggle more to attract staff

 

Teacher Brent Mansfield poses for a photograph outside Lord Roberts Elementary School in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday December 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver elementary school to dump name of lord linked to Boer War, other atrocities

Community-based renaming committee now must present a final report to school board for its decision

 

Coast Mountains School District 82 Superintendent of Schools Aaron Callaghan confirmed the teacher is no longer employed with SD82. (File photo)

Anti-vax outburst lands ex-northwest B.C. teacher in hot water

Secondary teacher who stormed cafeteria vaccine clinic no longer employed by school district

 

The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ex-Langley teacher made child cry, talked about how awful class was in front of kids

The teacher has been disciplined – again – by the Teacher Regulation authorities

The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)
(From left) Trustee Preet Rai, Sgt. Kevin Murray and district principal David de Wit were the panelists for a virtual discussion on Thursday, Jan. 12 about school liaison officers in Abbotsford.

Panel defends police in Abbotsford schools but hoping to improve SLO program with review

‘We are not roaming the schools with rifles,’ says Abbotsford police officer

(From left) Trustee Preet Rai, Sgt. Kevin Murray and district principal David de Wit were the panelists for a virtual discussion on Thursday, Jan. 12 about school liaison officers in Abbotsford.
Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. A new report from Statistics Canada says that visible minorities are more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma but less likely to find jobs that offer the same pay and benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Statistics Canada finds people of colour generally more educated but paid less

Many racialized populations had levels of education well above the national average

Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. A new report from Statistics Canada says that visible minorities are more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma but less likely to find jobs that offer the same pay and benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, William “Rick” Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In the wake of the college admissions bribery scandal, experts say there’s little evidence that it stirred significant change in the world of college admissions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Wealth looms big as ever in post-scandal US college admissions

‘Privilege is just really baked into the system in many ways’

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, William “Rick” Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In the wake of the college admissions bribery scandal, experts say there’s little evidence that it stirred significant change in the world of college admissions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Acute teacher shortage prompts Chilliwack School District to hire uncertified teachers

Teachers’ union says the unprecedented move is ‘extremely disruptive’ for students

Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
This is a locator map for Afghanistan with its capital, Kabul. (AP Photo)

Taliban say women banned from universities in Afghanistan

Women also restricted from most employment and ordered to wear head-to-toe clothing in public

This is a locator map for Afghanistan with its capital, Kabul. (AP Photo)
The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)

Abbotsford school trustees defend 24% pay increase by previous board

Annual figure jumps to about $239K due to recent changes to remuneration policy, inflation rate

The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)
October 28, 2022 -  Hayley Picard photographed on the grounds of Queen Margaret's School in Duncan for Boulevard CI.   Don Denton photo

Secrets and lives with Hayley Picard

From the Vancouver Olympics to Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School

  • Dec 12, 2022
October 28, 2022 -  Hayley Picard photographed on the grounds of Queen Margaret's School in Duncan for Boulevard CI.   Don Denton photo
Julia Levy poses in this undated handout photo. Levy, British Columbia’s newest Rhodes scholar, will pursue a master’s degree in computational chemistry, but she says it’s also an “incredible opportunity” as a trans woman to give back to her community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ilme Vysniauskaite *MANDATORY CREDIT*

B.C.’s Julia Levy is Canada’s first trans woman Rhodes Scholar

Levy will head to Oxford University in England next October for the fully funded scholarship

Julia Levy poses in this undated handout photo. Levy, British Columbia’s newest Rhodes scholar, will pursue a master’s degree in computational chemistry, but she says it’s also an “incredible opportunity” as a trans woman to give back to her community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ilme Vysniauskaite *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. /Black Press File Photo

Mission District 75 schools troubled by vaping students

Superintendent Angus Wilson says students leaving classes to vape is impacting their capacity to learn

Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. /Black Press File Photo
Students make their way to the first day of school at Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teachers strongly approve three-year contract with pay boost, added benefits

British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. Nearly…

Students make their way to the first day of school at Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Angus Wilson,

Mission schools left with fewer teachers, students due to flu and COVID spikes

Teachers and students with extended absences are causing strain on the school system

Angus Wilson,
A Campbell River teacher was disciplined for a lesson she taught her students about racism. (Pixabay)

B.C. teacher reprimanded for Grade 2 exercise on segregation that left child in tears

Commisioner For Teacher Regulation says teacher failed to treat students with “dignity and respect”

A Campbell River teacher was disciplined for a lesson she taught her students about racism. (Pixabay)
Jen Maxwell has won a Governor General’s History Award for excellence in teaching, for a project she undertook with her Grade 12 students at W.J. Mouat secondary in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford teacher to receive Governor General’s history award

School project that explored progress on 94 Calls to Action earns Canada’s top history prize

Jen Maxwell has won a Governor General’s History Award for excellence in teaching, for a project she undertook with her Grade 12 students at W.J. Mouat secondary in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Students at the Washington Junior High School leaving classes for the day, use the unlocking mechanism to open the bags their cell phone were sealed in during the school day, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Washington, Pa. Citing mental health, behavior and engagement as the impetus, many educators are updating cellphone policies, with a number turning to magnetically sealing pouches. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Schools clash with parents over bans on student cellphones

Parents who had constant access to their children during remote learning reluctant to give that up

Students at the Washington Junior High School leaving classes for the day, use the unlocking mechanism to open the bags their cell phone were sealed in during the school day, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Washington, Pa. Citing mental health, behavior and engagement as the impetus, many educators are updating cellphone policies, with a number turning to magnetically sealing pouches. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A report from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection found 167 school personnel had criminal charges laid against them over a 5-year reporting period. Advocate file photo

‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Report finds 252 school personnel accused of sexual offences

Canadian Centre for Child Protection report details offences against 548 children over a 5-year span

A report from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection found 167 school personnel had criminal charges laid against them over a 5-year reporting period. Advocate file photo
Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)

Therapy bunnies melting worries away for B.C. students

Abbotsford’s Cornerstone Christian School introduces lop-eared rabbits as newest members of staff

Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)
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