Education

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

Teachers’ union calls for more speed, clarity on COVID-19 exposures

BCTF said teachers noticing ‘significant inconsistencies’ in how outbreaks, clusters, exposures are classified

 

(Pixabay photo)

Winnipeg teacher placed on leave after racial slur used in classroom

Students allege the teacher used the slur multiple times

 

Education minister Jennifer Whiteside read a story to a group of kindergarten kids at Langley’s Nicomekl Elementary school, with Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care (left), on Monday, Oct. 18, following a press conference to announce expansion of the Seamless pilot pre- and after-school child care program to Nicomekl and 20 other B.C. schools. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: New kindergarten pilot child care program expanded to include Nicomekl Elementary in Langley

Provincial Seamless Day offers before- and after-school care for kindergarten kids

 

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

Branka Turnbull calls Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta decision vindication

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
R.E. Mountain Secondary is one of the schools approaching capacity as hundreds of new students arrived in the district this year. (Langley School District)

Enrolment shoots up at Langley schools for 2021

About 900 more students are enrolled than last year

R.E. Mountain Secondary is one of the schools approaching capacity as hundreds of new students arrived in the district this year. (Langley School District)
Grade 6 students at Langley Christian had to go home until Oct. 10 because of a number of cases in the school. (Langley Advance Times files)

COVID cases shut down Grade 6 at Langley school

There were 14 cases in a brief span of time, most in one class

Grade 6 students at Langley Christian had to go home until Oct. 10 because of a number of cases in the school. (Langley Advance Times files)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: Trustees ponder what kids are missing out on during pandemic

Question-and-answer feature calls on those elected to office in Langley

  • Oct 3, 2021
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Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Masks now mandatory for all B.C. students

New rules require masks for Kindergarten to Grade 3, which were previously exempt from the mandate

Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Student advocacy group says 10 per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking cases since September

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
The Learning Disability Society has just launched a new program for Greater Vancouver students to learn aboard a custom-designed electric bus. (LDS photo)

VIDEO: All aboard! B.C. society uses colourful bus to push through kids’ learning barriers

Vancouver-based Learning Disability Society launched the program in fall 2021

The Learning Disability Society has just launched a new program for Greater Vancouver students to learn aboard a custom-designed electric bus. (LDS photo)
The elementary campus of Abbotsford Christian School has moved to remote learning from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 due to some COVID-19 cases. (Google Street View)

Abbotsford school moves to temporary remote learning due to COVID-19 cases

Abbotsford Christian elementary reports ‘a number’ of cases and ‘close contacts’

The elementary campus of Abbotsford Christian School has moved to remote learning from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 due to some COVID-19 cases. (Google Street View)
Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., on August 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Concerns prompt B.C. to return to notifying schools, parents about COVID exposures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says parents and teachers have let it be known they need to be informed

Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., on August 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
R.E. Mountain Secondary was one of three schools hit by recent vandalism linked to a TikTok trend. (Langley School District)

Vandalism in Langley schools linked to ‘Devious Lick’ TikTok challenge

The trend saw students showing off by stealing or vandalizing items at high schools

R.E. Mountain Secondary was one of three schools hit by recent vandalism linked to a TikTok trend. (Langley School District)
(Black Press Media files)

Abbotsford teacher reprimanded for showing video with profanity and violence

Three-day suspension issued; teacher failed to review film beforehand

(Black Press Media files)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta post-secondary schools cancel in-person classes as new COVID rules kick in

On-line learning is to continue, new rules announced yesterday, some take effect immediately

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)

Students back in B.C. classroom after mask exemption dispute resolved

New teacher in place in Sointula, maskless teacher takes temporary position elsewhere with district

A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)
A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)

Parents nearly empty small B.C. school of kids over teacher’s mask exemption

Majority of students are not attending class in Sointula, off northern Vancouver Island

A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)
French immersion students make up roughly 9.4 per cent of the B.C. student body. (Canadian Parents for French BC & YK photo)

B.C. parents demand better access to online French education

Enrolment in French immersion fell for the first time in 20 years

French immersion students make up roughly 9.4 per cent of the B.C. student body. (Canadian Parents for French BC & YK photo)
Désirée Bouchat, a survivor of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, looks at photos of those who perished, in a display at the 9/11 Tribute Museum, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in New York. While Sept. 11 was a day of carnage, it also was a story of survival: Nearly 3,000 people were killed, but an estimated 33,000 or more people evacuated the World Trade Center and Pentagon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Learning about 9/11: Attacks part of identity, racism lesson in Canadian classrooms

Dialogue continues among students of varied backgrounds about how they see the larger world

Désirée Bouchat, a survivor of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, looks at photos of those who perished, in a display at the 9/11 Tribute Museum, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in New York. While Sept. 11 was a day of carnage, it also was a story of survival: Nearly 3,000 people were killed, but an estimated 33,000 or more people evacuated the World Trade Center and Pentagon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
It was first school experience for mom Shelby Dingwall, who sent her son Kingston off to kindergarten at Nicomekl Elementary on Sept. 7, 2021. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Class is back in session, Langley kids return to school amid modified COVID protocols

Unlike last year, exposure letters will not be issued district-wide

It was first school experience for mom Shelby Dingwall, who sent her son Kingston off to kindergarten at Nicomekl Elementary on Sept. 7, 2021. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)