Education

Okanagan students explore global education barriers

Okanagan students explore global education barriers

Global Schoolhouse has been teaching students for 14 years

Okanagan students explore global education barriers
Luke McCoy, Paeton Hughes and Marie Carriere are three of 24 Grade 7 French immersion students from KVR Middle School in Penticton who will take to the streets Feb. 11 to show kindness to strangers. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Penticton youth spreading positivity through random acts of kindness

“The simplest things can make someone’s day,” said Grade 7 student, Marie Carriere.

Luke McCoy, Paeton Hughes and Marie Carriere are three of 24 Grade 7 French immersion students from KVR Middle School in Penticton who will take to the streets Feb. 11 to show kindness to strangers. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Luke McCoy, Paeton Hughes and Marie Carriere are three of 24 Grade 7 French immersion students from KVR Middle School in Penticton who will take to the streets Feb. 11 to show kindness to strangers. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Penticton youth spreading positivity through random acts of kindness

“The simplest things can make someone’s day,” said Grade 7 student, Marie Carriere.

Luke McCoy, Paeton Hughes and Marie Carriere are three of 24 Grade 7 French immersion students from KVR Middle School in Penticton who will take to the streets Feb. 11 to show kindness to strangers. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Langley School District’s office. (Langley Advance Times files)

B.C. mom says parents pressured her to keep child at home due to coronavirus fears

The parent says her husband visited China, and other parents feared the coronavirus

Langley School District’s office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Photos on social media were making the rounds on Jan. 30, 2020, showing spray-painted expletives at Ecole au-cœur-de-l’île in Comox. The Comox Valley Record has edited the photos due to their sensitive content. (Facebook)

Anti-francophone graffiti condemned at Vancouver Island school

Spray-painted expletives were found at Ecole au-cœur-de-l’île

Photos on social media were making the rounds on Jan. 30, 2020, showing spray-painted expletives at Ecole au-cœur-de-l’île in Comox. The Comox Valley Record has edited the photos due to their sensitive content. (Facebook)
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)

LETTER: We need to thank those who work in public education

Andrea Sinclair is president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils

  • Jan 29, 2020
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)
A empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver on September 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta panel suggests schools ‘balance’ lessons about climate change, oilsands

Panel also recommends social studies include importance of natural resources to province’s economy

A empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver on September 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Purchase of Francophone school brings with it “sense of belonging” say parents

Purchase of Francophone school brings with it “sense of belonging” say parents

École Entre-lacs now has a permanent home in Penticton thanks to the provincial government

Purchase of Francophone school brings with it “sense of belonging” say parents
Future of Penticton francophone school secured following funding announcement

Future of Penticton francophone school secured following funding announcement

$11.5M in funding means École Entre-lacs now independently owned and operated

Future of Penticton francophone school secured following funding announcement
Isaac Willms, Kameron Beardsell, Raco Vera-Zierler, Sam Danford and Wyatt Keller produced a green energy website in their Grade-7 class at Beairsto Elementary in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)                                Isaac Willms, Kameron Beardsell, Raco Vera-Zierler, Sam Danford and Wyatt Keller produced a green energy website in their Grade-7 class at Beairsto Elementary in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Okanagan seventh graders to launch green-energy website

The Beairsto Elementary students hope to link their site with the websites of green energy companies

Isaac Willms, Kameron Beardsell, Raco Vera-Zierler, Sam Danford and Wyatt Keller produced a green energy website in their Grade-7 class at Beairsto Elementary in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)                                Isaac Willms, Kameron Beardsell, Raco Vera-Zierler, Sam Danford and Wyatt Keller produced a green energy website in their Grade-7 class at Beairsto Elementary in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The cash boost will be used to invest in Indigenous educators and practices. (Creative Commons)

Province invests $2.7 million in Indigenous teacher education training

Money to go towards teacher spots and Indigenous teaching practices

The cash boost will be used to invest in Indigenous educators and practices. (Creative Commons)
An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)                                An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)

Teacher reprimanded for conduct towards special needs student

Alan Stephen Berry told vice principal he did not have time to use positive strategies

An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)                                An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)
Teri Mooring will become president of the BCTF on July 1 (Twitter/BCTF)

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation welcomes new leader

Teri Mooring will take over as president this summer

Teri Mooring will become president of the BCTF on July 1 (Twitter/BCTF)
UK school students striking to protest climate change. Now Greater Victoria students plan to follow suit. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)

School students to strike with walkout starting at the legislature

Globally coordinated strike to protest climate change March 15

UK school students striking to protest climate change. Now Greater Victoria students plan to follow suit. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)
Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20
Students return to school in September. (Black Press files)

More students, more pressure in B.C. school system

Court ruling requiring smaller classes adds to space squeeze

Students return to school in September. (Black Press files)
More classrooms and teachers have been added in B.C. for the current school year. (Black Press files)

Class sizes down, special needs up, BCTF says

A third of B.C. school districts don’t have class composition rules

More classrooms and teachers have been added in B.C. for the current school year. (Black Press files)
Education Minister Rob Fleming. (Hansard TV)

Education minister off to Europe to recruit French teachers

France, Netherlands, Belgium stops to sign exchange agreements

Education Minister Rob Fleming. (Hansard TV)
Education Minister Rob Fleming (Black Press)

B.C. creating 100 more teacher training spaces

French, math, physics and special education teachers in demand

Education Minister Rob Fleming (Black Press)
Education Minister Rob Fleming (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. NDP set to restructure union bargaining

School trustees to regain control over employer group

Education Minister Rob Fleming (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)