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Top 10 photos from Vancouver public schools in 2014

Each year the countless events happen around the Vancouver school district. Below are a few of the top pictures of activities taking place in schools in 2014. You can explore more photos by clicking...
Elsie Roy Business Man

Elsie Roy classroom overtaken by student business people

Elsie Roy was doing brisk business this May as students jammed into one of the school’s Grade 4-5 classrooms to partake on the Young Entrepreneurs Sale. 30 vendors packed the little classroom selling...
Mount Pleasant students celebrate Pink Day.

District Pink Day highlight reel shows off Vancouver School Board's diversity

During the last week of February 2013, schools across the Vancouver School District hosted a wide range of amazing activities. The diversity of celebrations was immense.
Top 10 of 2012

Top 10 Vancouver School Board Photos of 2012

School dances, fashion shows, Chinese New Year: check out the Vancouver School Board's Top 10 pictures of 2012.

BCCIC’s youth campaign launched for International Development Week

International Development Week, Feb. 5 -11, is a CIDA-led initiative held annually for over 20 years, which celebrates Canadians’ involvement in international development and cooperation. As part of...

BrainBoost Education helps students reach goals

Many parents want their kids to take Math, English or Science credits online, but they're worried that self-paced courses might pose organizational or motivational challenges for their son or...

Brainboost helps struggling students uncover hidden potential for learning

For Ben, school never quite fit. Grade 8 was a huge challenge. His mother, Beth, remembers that her son was always "bright" and "capable," but that educators overlooked his talents.  "All...

Ethnicity, immigration, and becoming Canadian in Vancouver's high schools

"FOB? What's that?" Fred Lin* says that he doesn’t know the difference between “FOB” and “Honger.” He asks his friends if there’s a difference. Someone cracks a joke in Mandarin, causing the two...