Patti Bacchus Feed en How to save a special little yellow school house — the Kitsilano edition. Heritage advocates have one last chance to save a much-loved little yellow schoolhouse in Kitsilano. It's been done before but it wasn't easy.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Little Yellow School House Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:54:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23456 at B.C. budget includes more education funding but most of it will go to complying with Supreme Court of Canada teachers' decision Vancouver parents hoping to see a reversal of cuts to classrooms may be disappointed despite increased education funding in the B.C. budget. Patti Bacchus explains why.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC budget 2017 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:04:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23446 at Pathetic education funding announcement adds up to about half a textbook per student This weekend’s funding announcement adds up to less than $50 per student , which equals about half the cost of one textbook. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Education funding announcement Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:37:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23442 at Clear rules required to separate corporate interests from our public school boards Companies that sell education tech products to school boards have good reason to participate in organizations that give them access to top school district officials. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion conflict of interest school boards Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:27:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23429 at Is it time for conflict of interest rules for B.C.'s school superintendents? Is it time for rules about whether top school officials can receive free trips funded by corporations that sell products or services to their school boards? <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC school superintendents Conflict of interest rules Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:11:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23423 at Why Surrey shouldn’t hold its breath on B.C. Liberals' $217 million school funding promise Will government keeps its funding promise for new Surrey schools? Let's see what happened with their 2013 promises. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC Government school funding promises Surrey Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:38:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23404 at Would you send your child to a school built on top of an underground electrical substation? BC Hydro President and CEO Jessica McDonald calls a proposal to build electrical substations under a school and a park a "Triple Word Score." But it is a good deal for downtown families?<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion B.C. Hydro substation proposal Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:26:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23386 at Don’t be fooled by the announcements — the “additional” teachers being hired should have been there all along After 15 years of cuts, teacher positions are starting to be restored in response to the BCTF's win in the Supreme Court of Canada. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC Teachers Ruling VSB Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:20:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23370 at Parents want a say when it comes to their kids taking the Foundation Skills Assessments (FSAs) Vancouver parents used to be able to fill in a simple form if they didn't want their kids writing the controversial FSA tests. That's all changed now that a government-appointed trustee is in charge.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Foundation Skills Assessment FSAs Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:57:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23352 at Students struggle to access post-secondary programs due to adult education cuts Government cuts to adult education funding mean fewer students can access the courses they need to access post-secondary programs. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Adult education cuts Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:04:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23332 at