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A who's who of the candidates running in the Vancouver School Board by-election
VO contributing education editor Patti Bacchus knows most of the candidates. Here’s her first take on who is on the ballot.
Sep 7th, 2017
New schools, seismic upgrades, French Immersion and band programs among issues VSB candidates to face in by-election
Voters will have lots of questions for candidates running in the VSB by-election. Here’s what the VSB’s longest-serving chair thinks the top issues will be.
Aug 31st, 2017
There's hope in the air as kids head back to Vancouver public schools
But the school year may be in for a bumpy start.
Aug 25th, 2017
Horgan keeps his promise to restore adult education funding
Adults who’ve graduated from high school will be able to take fee-free high-school upgrade courses again thanks to B.C.’s new NDP government.
Aug 8th, 2017
A “to-do” list for BC's new education minister
Patti Bacchus has some advice for whomever gets the job.
Jul 5th, 2017
Teachers say VSB isn’t complying with restored contact language — could lead to September school disruptions
Following the BCTF court win at the Supreme Court of Canada, teachers say the VSB isn’t getting enough funding to hire more teachers
Jun 28th, 2017
School closures off the table along with Christy Clark’s flip flops
The VSB’s $1.5 billion capital plan request to government all but takes school closures off the table, despite the district being governed by a B.C. Liberal government-appointed trustee
Jun 20th, 2017
Help wanted for a super (tough) VSB job
With last week’s announcement that the Vancouver School Board’s superintendent is leaving, the preliminary work to find his replacement is already underway.
Jun 13th, 2017
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.
Feb 28th, 2017
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.
Jan 17th, 2017