Education

Our View: Parents need options in return to school

At home and hybrid options are needed as well as in person

  • Aug 20, 2020

UPDATE: B.C. teachers’ union calls for remote learning option, stronger mask mandate

B.C. Teachers’ Federation says class sizes are too large to allow for distancing

Independent Langley schools prep for return of students

COVID remains a challenge for private schools

Experts say COVID waivers unlikely to shield private schools from legal action

The pandemic has already seen several proposed lawsuits target long-term care facilities

LETTER: Concerned parents should be encouraged to use online teaching options

Instead of mandating all kids back in class, how about giving web-based alternative learning options

  • Aug 16, 2020

From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

B.C. school districts are to post final return details online by Aug. 26

Many questions for Langley teachers as return to school approaches

Immune-compromised teachers are among those waiting to hear about plans

No exodus of teachers during COVID year

Retirements are actually down for Langley’s school-based staff

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

Parents split on return to school in Langley

Firm opinions are coming in to DPAC, but it’s unclear whether there’s a majority view

Start of school pushed back in Langley

Teachers will get more time to prepare for the changed classroom environment

Answers to 5 common questions facing families for the COVID-19 school year

COVID-19 protocols are likely to vary even more at the school board level, and even and school-to-school.

B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan

Plan has left many parents across the province worried about their children’s safety

B.C. teacher hopes province will change back-to-school plan in fear of COVID transmission

‘My ideal would be that I go back to a classroom where everybody’s wearing masks,’ says Lizanne Foster

B.C. to roll out ‘learning groups’ as part of COVID-19 back-to-school plan

Much of the plan around returning to school will be up to individual school districts

B.C. to announce plans for September return to school amid COVID-19 pandemic

Plan to include measures nimble enough to react to the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

B.C. announces new funding for post-secondary health-care education, training

B.C. residents have been calling for more health-care workers in their communities for years, says minister

Abbotsford high schools move to quarterly schedule due to COVID-19

Students will take two classes each quarter, instead of 4 or 5 per semester

LETTER: Attack on religious schooling is based on biogtry

Private schools have a place in our society, one letter writer insists

  • Jul 20, 2020