The president of the B.C. Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association delivered a gloomy message to his membership Friday to mark the end of this school year and the start of summer. Click here to read the full post located on Janet Steffenhagen’s blog.
The Pearl Project seeks to promote tolerance and empathy in a school culture where being different can mean social exile. This article discusses its implementation at a secondary school in New Jersey. Click here to read the article.
Caroline Krause, the woman who guided Grandview/Uuquinak’uuh elementary school as it emerged from its darkest days has been appointed to a national panel charged with finding ways to improve aboriginal education. To read the full story, click here.
The B.C. government is proposing significant changes to the education system that it says would help public schools move from good to great. But the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) says the government’s plan is really an attempt to strip teachers of professional autonomy, seniority rights and due process. To read the entire Vancouver Sun article, […]
The Burnaby school district is considering offering a Punjabi language course for elementary students at Second Street Community School. Students may be able to learn Punjabi in class this fall. Click here to read the entire story.
A recent report from school district staff states that the cost of maintaining and repairing Vancouver’s old schools is far higher than the amount provided by B.C.’s Ministry of Education for such purposes. Click here to read the full story.
This article appears in the June 2011 issue of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. Abstract: This paper examines how and why student teachers made use of information and communication technology (ICT) during a 1-year initial teacher education programme from 2008 to 2009. This is a mixed methods study involving a survey (N = 340) […]
The B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) are back at the bargaining table, trying to reach an agreement before June 24, when the union plans to begin a strike vote. From all reports, there’s been little progress. Read Janet Steffenhagen’s full blog post here.
A significant number of children fall behind in school and never catch up, simply because they are the youngest and most immature in their kindergarten class, says a study released this week. Click here to read the entire article.