vancouver education

BC teacher continues to challenge prevailing ideas about public education

Kids are failing, right? Parents are angry, right? The government is to blame, right? Not so fast, says BC teacher Tulani Ackerman after her one-woman public consultation last summer.

Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid: she's baaaaack

Margaret MacDiarmid is back as Minister of Education after George Abbott steps forward to run for the Liberal leadership.

Is education news coverage skewing perceptions of public schools?

How can we have a useful debate on the merits of public versus private schools when skewed perceptions are being disseminated by the media?

Four education ministers in two years?

Sources say George Abbott, the current BC Liberal minister of education, may run for the vacant BC premiership. Only last month, Abbott replaced his predecessor, the controversial Margaret...

Public education needs greater support from province, groups say

Two public pleas underline the growing demand for a halt to provincial underfunding of our K-12 public education system. They are: a recent letter to the The Vancouver Sun from Eric Yung,...

BCTF finds lack of substance in Campbell's education announcements

Premier Gordon Campbell's much-anticipated announcements around education in his televised address to British Columbians on Wednesday has left teachers cold. "The Premier’s address lacked depth...

Teachers, grab your popcorn

Teachers will be learning about the government's intended changes to education on Wednesday

Teachers have questions, but does B.C.'s new education minister have answers?

Vancouver teachers: expect a lot of 'I'll get back to you on thats' after Wednesday's televised address by the premier, which is likely to announce significant changes to education. That's because,...

Fine arts education can begin in preschool

Preschool teacher Kathleen McMillan explains how she gets 4-year-olds hooked on art.

Public Lecture: Should we evaluate teachers based on their students' performance?

Are students' test scores a suitable way for measuring the effectiveness of their teachers? Everyone is invited to hear Dr. Jesse Rothstein discuss this issue in his public lecture, "Reforming...