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Political smear or necessary investigation?
Six senior VSB managers went on “indefinite leave." Two letters leaked to news media alleged a toxic work environment. Patti Bacchus is one of the VSB trustees who was fired. This is her analysis.
Dec 12th, 2016
Great-granddaughter hopes VSB names new school after Won Alexander Cumyow
Tiffany Dowd hopes the VSB names its new school after her great grandfather, Won Alexander Cumyow. Here's why.
Dec 13th, 2016
By-election dust ups are collateral damage in Christy Clark’s war on public education
Trustees voted to close Osoyoos' high school after only to overturn their decision when Premier Christy Clark intervened at the 11th hour. Then a trustee resigned, triggering a by-election.
Nov 29th, 2016
Democracy still prevails at Vancouver City Hall despite having left the Vancouver School Board offices
Vancouver City Council wants elected representatives to serve as VSB liaisons to city hall — not government appointees.
Nov 23rd, 2016
B.C. government’s “forensic audit” of the VSB turned up nothing “forensic” and it wasn’t an “audit”. So what was it?
When the VSB refused to approve a 2016/17 operating budget with deep cuts to services for kids, B.C. Education Minister Mike Bernier ordered a "forensic audit" of the VSB.
Nov 8th, 2016
My first VSB news conference after being fired as a VSB trustee - but there wasn't any news
I went to my first VSB news conference since the elected board was fired. I was hoping for some news. There wasn't any.
Nov 9th, 2016
Axed by Christy Clark: Patti Bacchus's account of the final hours of Vancouver's school board
In case you were wondering, here's how it all went down.
Oct 19th, 2016
Helping hungry students a key to improving schools in Canada
School may be out for the summer, but for some food security advocates, the connections between education, poverty and nutrition are in session. As a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council (VFPC...
Jul 26th, 2016
Rookie school board chair resigns amid speculation of backroom maneuvers
Although Christopher Richardson has given little explanation for his surprise resignation as chair on Monday, a quick review of the past several days offers clues as to why he stepped aside.
Jun 17th, 2015
University Hill hosts Lower Mainland West Regional debate
University Hill Secondary Grade 12 student Sarah Tang says debate is one of the most important things she learned while attending secondary school. "I believe you must do something that your future...
Feb 11th, 2015