Public Education

Rob Fleming

Government cabinet picks bode well for public education and Vancouver schools

Rob Fleming, BC's new minister of education, is the former opposition critic. He knows the file well and can get to work quickly.

Canada's Supreme Court hands the BCTF a huge win. So why am I still angry?

The Supreme Court of Canada decision on the BCTF case is a huge win for public education. But I'm still angry.

Childcare crisis eased by VSB and Collingwood Neighbourhood House Partnership

There's a huge challenge for parents looking to find high-quality, licensed and affordable childcare for their kids.

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 4 & 5

Volkmar Richter’s picks for Sunday and Monday include the best Canadian film in some time, a provocative English comedy and some strong documentaries. (read more)

Vancouver parents call for independent inquiry, long-term plan, for public education

In response to the Special Advisor's Report, a group of more than 200 parents representing 80% of the schools across Vancouver, Vancouver Parents for Public Education (VPPE), are requesting the...

Teachers Work to Catch Up Students After H1N1 Absences

At the Remembrance Day assembly on Tuesday, Jacob stood on stage dressed in black pants and a white button-down shirt with a purple juice stain on the pocket. Shoulder-to-shoulder with his Grade two...

The ABC's of a Pro-D

One day last February, I found myself standing in front of an audience of 150, solemnly reciting a co-authored haiku poem about my brain. Four colleagues stood beside me in a row, waving their...