Education

Langley School District's board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

There are a number of locals hoping to win the Feb. 27 byelection

There are now seven candidates vying to fill the vacant seat on…

 

Black Press Media Files

BC Teacher’s Federation asks for vaccine prioritization

‘Hopefully more vaccines are approved and the immunization strategy will be adjusted and accelerated’

 

Charlie Fox in a 2018 Langley Township council meeting. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fox confirms run for Langley school board byelection

There are now at least two candidates confirmed to contest the spot

 

B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced funding to train community mental health workers at four B.C. post-secondary institutions. (Stock photo)

B.C. funding training of mental health workers at four post-secondary institutions

Provincial government says pandemic has intensified need for mental health supports

B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced funding to train community mental health workers at four B.C. post-secondary institutions. (Stock photo)
The Langley Teachers’ Association surveys its members on how they are doing during the pandemic. Recent results show almost 40 per cent report being exhausted. (Langley Teachers’ Association/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Survey says: Langley teachers tired one year into COVID-19 battle

Recent survey results say most local public school teachers feeling the pressure

The Langley Teachers’ Association surveys its members on how they are doing during the pandemic. Recent results show almost 40 per cent report being exhausted. (Langley Teachers’ Association/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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
Shortreed Community Elementary. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Kids will learn in portables while Shortreed gets $8.9 million seismic upgrade

The two-year project begins in September

  • Jan 8, 2021
Shortreed Community Elementary. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Charlie Fox in a 2018 Langley Township council meeting. (Langley Advance Times files)

Longtime councillor considers run for school board byelection

Charlie Fox was a principal in the district for decades

Charlie Fox in a 2018 Langley Township council meeting. (Langley Advance Times files)
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
Langley Township voters will choose a new school board trustee on Feb. 27. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley school board byelection to feature mail-in ballots for first time

COVID-19 has prompted the change in local byelection procedure

Langley Township voters will choose a new school board trustee on Feb. 27. (Langley Advance Times files)
Foundry Abbotsford opened its doors in June 2018. (Black Press Media files)

Survey seeks input on youth health facility for Langley

Foundry is coming to Langley City in the near future

Foundry Abbotsford opened its doors in June 2018. (Black Press Media files)
Olivia Meleta, a high school math teacher, is photographed near her Thornhill, Ont., home on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. From texting friends on the sly to downloading apps that spit out answers, educators say the pandemic-induced move to an online classroom has offered up a wealth of tech-driven workarounds to actually doing the work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Cheating a ‘free-for-all’ at virtual high schools, Canadian teachers say

Stress from the pandemic has collided with the pressure to get good grades

Olivia Meleta, a high school math teacher, is photographed near her Thornhill, Ont., home on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. From texting friends on the sly to downloading apps that spit out answers, educators say the pandemic-induced move to an online classroom has offered up a wealth of tech-driven workarounds to actually doing the work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Explore Science Club has a Christmas Bird Count for Kids and Youth happening Dec. 26 to 28. (Explore Science Club)

Kids can collect vital bird data during Langley bird count

A family-oriented bird count has adapted to include COVID precautions

The Explore Science Club has a Christmas Bird Count for Kids and Youth happening Dec. 26 to 28. (Explore Science Club)
The Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary school will open September 2021 at 7844 204B St. (Joanne Abshire/Langley School District)

Langley recognizes Kwantlen First Nation educator with school naming

A new school under construction will be named for respected teacher who was born and raised here

The Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary school will open September 2021 at 7844 204B St. (Joanne Abshire/Langley School District)
2020 BC election ballot package. Photo credit: Black Press files

Langley school board byelection moves forward

No sign yet of provincial help with mail-in ballots during pandemic

2020 BC election ballot package. Photo credit: Black Press files
Troy Tardiff has become a shoulder to lean on at Aldergrove’s Shortreed Community Elementary. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

‘Mr. Troy’ lends a helping hand while keeping his school clean

A custodian at Shortreed has bonded with the students

Troy Tardiff has become a shoulder to lean on at Aldergrove’s Shortreed Community Elementary. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Children's backpacks and shoes are seen at a CEFA (Core Education and Fine Arts) Early Learning daycare franchise, in Langley, B.C., on May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Our View: Heroes all around us in Langley

We highlighted a small fraction of the people going above and beyond in education

  • Dec 5, 2020
Children's backpacks and shoes are seen at a CEFA (Core Education and Fine Arts) Early Learning daycare franchise, in Langley, B.C., on May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Langley high school teacher was handed a one-day suspension for ‘physically intimidating’ Grade 7 student  during a basketball game in February of 2016 (Black Press Media file)

WEB POLL: Life changed by a teacher?

Did you see a positive change from a teacher or mentor?

  • Dec 3, 2020
A Langley high school teacher was handed a one-day suspension for ‘physically intimidating’ Grade 7 student  during a basketball game in February of 2016 (Black Press Media file)
Langley teacher Hayley Legassie had her children Lochlan, four, and Lexi, seven at home when she created the learnfortlangley.com website for hundreds of local families. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Teacher turned passion into hundreds of virtual field trips

Hayley Legassie connected local kids with history and science during school closures

Langley teacher Hayley Legassie had her children Lochlan, four, and Lexi, seven at home when she created the learnfortlangley.com website for hundreds of local families. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Walking Curriculum’ crafted by SFU professor surges in popularity

The outdoor curriculum encourages students to connect with the natural world

The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)