Category: Education

Clearview Public Schools takes budget and audit debate behind closed doors

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Clearview Public Schools takes budget and audit debate behind closed doors

Clearview Public Schools trustees debate spending on “retreat” by Peter Simons Clearview Public Schools trustees received the 2012-13 audit, passed the final 2013-14 budget and discussed plans for a retreat at their Nov. 28  board meeting all while keeping what they could private. Although the budget memo delivered by Superintendent John Bailey noted that Clearview […]

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Online education: Charter K-12 schools bad for Alberta, warns report

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Online education: Charter K-12 schools bad for Alberta, warns report

Mother of two boys enrolled in online education says e-school a big positive for her sons Calling online education for K-12 a “disturbing” trend, a new report says Albertans should be wary of implementing the system here. The Parkland Institute’s report focuses on online education research from the United States where cyber charter schools are growing in […]

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K-12 online education threat to Alberta public system

| October 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
K-12 online education threat to Alberta public system

American online K-12 online education companies undermines public school system By Diana Gibson   For adults, falling leaves evoke Norman Rockwell scenes of school drop-offs, homework and planning Halloween costumes. For a growing number of students in North America, that picture is totally different. Rather than hoisting a backpack and throwing leaves in the school […]

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Back to school toolkit offers tips and advice for parents and students

| August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Back to school toolkit offers tips and advice for parents and students

Province offers back to school toolkit as resource for everyone The Alberta Government is offering a new back to school toolkit full of helpful tips and information for the upcoming school year for parents, students, teachers and administrators. Students will find information about their curriculum, helpful study tips and links to information on bullying prevention, […]

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University of Alberta occupational therapy students in South America

| August 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
University of Alberta occupational therapy students in South America

University of Alberta students adopting a global perspective A group of nine University of Alberta students learned some important lessons while conducting clinical placement in Bogota, Columbia. The students gained valuable insights into issues surrounding art therapy, music programs, safe sex and clean needles throughout their experience which began on March 21 until May 3. […]

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Two Calgary student leaders earn Schulic Leader Scholarships for U of C

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Two Calgary student leaders earn Schulic Leader Scholarships for U of C

Recognizing Canada’s brightest young leaders with four year $60,000 scholarships Two of Calgary’s brightest high school students have been awarded Schulic Leader Scholarships at the University of Calgary. Jonah Zankl and Xiongyi Cui are two out of 40 talented high school students that have been chosen as Schulic scholars. Each of them is entitled to […]

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Income tax refund – invest it in your kids

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Income tax refund – invest it in your kids

Expert suggests investing income tax refund in RESP With the average income tax refund at approximately $1,700 according to the Canada Revenue Agency, families with young children ought to be looking at making contributions to a Registered Education Savings Plan to secure their education. Parents with young children can defer paying down the mortgage, springing […]

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New Stoney Nakoda Elementary School opens

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Stoney Nakoda Elementary School opens

Stoney Nakoda Elementary School investment for First Nations education Aboriginal Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt joined First Nation leaders, staff and students of Stoney Tribe to celebrate the opening of the new Stoney Nakoda Elementary School. Stony Tribe is located 60 kilometres west of Calgary and consists of three First Nations: Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley. “The new school […]

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University of Calgary receives $2.9M for 4 researchers

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
University of Calgary receives $2.9M for 4 researchers

4 University of Calgary researchers receive $2.9 M in funding for research Four University of Calgary researchers will receive a Canada Research Chair grant from the federal government to fund their academic research. Faculty of Medicine researcher Aaron Goodarzi will receive a multi-year Canada Research Chair in Genome Damage and Instability Disease for the first […]

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2013 Fraser Institute report says private schools dominate in B.C.

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
2013 Fraser Institute report says private schools dominate in B.C.

But public schools account for half of fastest improving schools in 2013 Fraser Institute report The Fraser Institute has released its annual report on elementary schools in B.C. which is dominated by private institutions. Of the 853 schools covered in the Fraser Institute report this year, 12 are vying for the top spot. The only […]

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