Education

President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is calling for teachers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Why it’s ‘urgent’ B.C. teachers get vaccinated from COVID-19 before summer

President Teri Mooring says not enough is being done to prevent virus transmission in schools

 

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Compensation fund opens for B.C. students negatively affected by incorrect exam marks

Marks for 2019 provincial exams were incorrectly tabulated

 

Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Stress leave, tears and insomnia: B.C. teachers feel the strain of COVID-19

Teachers still adjusting to mask and cleaning rules, pressures from outside and within

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing a rapid response team proposal for submission to the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo school district chosen as Vancouver Island’s COVID-19 rapid response team

Team to consist of SD68 and Island Health staff, according to B.C. Ministry of Education

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing a rapid response team proposal for submission to the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)

New resource dives into 150 years of racist policy in B.C.

Racist history must be acknowledged in order to change, authors say

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)
NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Contributed to Kamloops This Week)

B.C. teen in turtleneck, lace-edged dress sent home from school for ‘inappropriate’ outfit

NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson was told the lace on the garment made it look like a slip dress

  • Feb 24, 2021
NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Contributed to Kamloops This Week)
Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Burnaby teacher disciplined for giving Grade 6 student a requested buzz cut

The student requested the buzz cut, but parents should have been asked, Commissioner said

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series on Duck is a multi-faceted educational tool for high school culinary arts students. (Kezia Nathe/ Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry)

Educational tool for B.C. high school culinary arts students shines spotlight on duck

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation launches multi-faceted Spotlight Series on Duck

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series on Duck is a multi-faceted educational tool for high school culinary arts students. (Kezia Nathe/ Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry)
A request for proposals has been issued to build a replacement for Cowichan Secondary School. (File photo)

New Cowichan Secondary one step closer with RFP

The RFP was issued last week to three proponents

  • Feb 15, 2021
A request for proposals has been issued to build a replacement for Cowichan Secondary School. (File photo)
The B.C. Ministry of Education expanded mask rules for public school students on Feb. 4. (Stock photo)

Vancouver Island teachers pushing for even stricter mask rules in schools

Teachers’ union rep says B.C. rules fall short of other provinces

The B.C. Ministry of Education expanded mask rules for public school students on Feb. 4. (Stock photo)
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B.C. expands mandatory mask rules in schools, rolls out ‘rapid response teams’

Masks will be mandatory for middle and high school students except for a few scenarios

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FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

34% of teachers say they’d look to an early career exit over COVID response: BCTF survey

Pandemic has increased workload for the majority of teachers

FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jayda Lauzon receives her Student of the Month award from Rotary Club of Duncan president Gregg Perry, flanked on the left by Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard and on the right by Frances Kelsey principal Jeff Rowan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Capacity for compassion leads to Student of the Month Award

Jayda Lauzon spearheads peer counselling efforts at Frances Kelsey

Jayda Lauzon receives her Student of the Month award from Rotary Club of Duncan president Gregg Perry, flanked on the left by Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard and on the right by Frances Kelsey principal Jeff Rowan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley School District is holding an online session to discuss the future of Koksilah Elementary School, closed since 2013. (File photo)

What’s the future of the old Koksilah Elementary School?

The district is hoping to collect feedback on options for the future of the school.

  • Jan 22, 2021
The Cowichan Valley School District is holding an online session to discuss the future of Koksilah Elementary School, closed since 2013. (File photo)
Vancouver Island University. (File photo)

Province announces funding for VIU to train mental health workers

Provincial government says pandemic has intensified need for mental health supports

Vancouver Island University. (File photo)
Dr. Peter German is offering a one-day course on “The Money Laundering Threat” for VIU ElderCollege in 2021. German wrote the report “Dirty Money” for the B.C. Government that exposed elaborate money laundering schemes in B.C. casinos and led to the ongoing Cullen inquiry into money laundering in B.C. (Submitted)

VIU ElderCollege rolling out 72 online courses

Courses range from “Populism, Social Media, Elections and Fake News,” to “ Stimulate Your Creativity”.

  • Jan 14, 2021
Dr. Peter German is offering a one-day course on “The Money Laundering Threat” for VIU ElderCollege in 2021. German wrote the report “Dirty Money” for the B.C. Government that exposed elaborate money laundering schemes in B.C. casinos and led to the ongoing Cullen inquiry into money laundering in B.C. (Submitted)
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Vancouver Island mom feels the pinch of school fees

‘Where does it stop?’ asks Lisa Hartt

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Students from another school board a bus outside Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. Toronto Public Health closed the school due to a COVID19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Experts call for community sacrifices to ensure COVID-19 safety in schools

Kids in British Columbia returned to public school after a two-week winter break last week

Students from another school board a bus outside Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. Toronto Public Health closed the school due to a COVID19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BCTF blasts ‘one size fits all’ school COVID plan, calls for transparency from Henry, Dix

Most students returned from the winter holiday break on Jan. 4

FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward