Education

A classroom is shown at Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School in Scarborough, Ont., on Monday, September 14, 2020. An advocacy group is calling for Canada to fully integrate child-care and early childhood education into its school systems THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Group calls for integration of early childhood education and school systems

People for Education says there are clear benefits to early childhood education

 

Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back to school on Sept. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Study reassures parents, teachers that COVID-19 infrequently shared at school

Federally funded study in Vancouver finds risk in the classroom and in the community identical

 

The Kamloops Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. Responding to complaints from an Indigenous girl and her mother, the Nova Scotia government has deleted a section from a high school correspondence course that asks students to list the positive attributes of the residential school system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Nova Scotia drops course that asked pupils to list benefits of residential schools

Education Minister calls family Thursday to apologize for the hurtful content

 

FILE – A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey, B.C. on March 12, 2021. (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)

Teachers’ union wants more COVID transmission data as B.C. prepares for back-to-school

BCTF says that details will be important as province works on plan for September

FILE – A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey, B.C. on March 12, 2021. (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)
FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens as B.C. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside describes new mask wearing policy for public schools, Feb. 4, 2021. (B.C. government)
FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens as B.C. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside describes new mask wearing policy for public schools, Feb. 4, 2021. (B.C. government)
Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.

Science Fair Foundation BC announces winners in third annual Youth Innovation Showcase

Keanu Chan and Taya Lee each win $5,000 for their innovations

  • Jun 14, 2021
Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.
A protester swings a hammer in an attempt to remove the head of the Egerton Ryerson statue in Toronto on Sunday June 6, 2021. A much-maligned statue of Egerton Ryerson was toppled in Toronto on Sunday. The statue, prominently displayed on the campus of Ryerson University, has come under renewed scrutiny after the discovery in Kamloops, B.C., of what are believed to be the remains of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Beheaded statue of Egerton Ryerson, toppled Sunday in Toronto, won’t be replaced

Ryerson is credited as one of the architects of Canada’s residential school system

A protester swings a hammer in an attempt to remove the head of the Egerton Ryerson statue in Toronto on Sunday June 6, 2021. A much-maligned statue of Egerton Ryerson was toppled in Toronto on Sunday. The statue, prominently displayed on the campus of Ryerson University, has come under renewed scrutiny after the discovery in Kamloops, B.C., of what are believed to be the remains of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Chilliwack secondary teacher Steve Anderson is retiring after 25 years of teaching at the school. He is seen here on Wednesday, May 19 in front of a mural in his classroom that students painted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack teacher who made kids ‘number-one priority’ retires after nearly 30 years

‘I value young people. I get it, I was there and I remember it well,’ says CSS teacher Steve Anderson

Chilliwack secondary teacher Steve Anderson is retiring after 25 years of teaching at the school. He is seen here on Wednesday, May 19 in front of a mural in his classroom that students painted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
FILE – The fence of Erickson Elementary School was lined with 22 orange shirts on Sept. 30 in honour of Orange Shirt Day. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

B.C. teachers to wear orange shirts to honour children found dead at residential school

Discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children was confirmed by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation

FILE – The fence of Erickson Elementary School was lined with 22 orange shirts on Sept. 30 in honour of Orange Shirt Day. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Some of this year’s Science Fair finalists found inspiration for their projects in the impacts of COVID-19. From left: Timothy Cai, Javeria Ali, Caio de Figueiroa and Hayden Persad.

2020’s experiences inspire Youth Innovation Showcase submissions

The changes COVID-19 has forced on our society have inspired several semi-finalists’…

  • May 24, 2021
Some of this year’s Science Fair finalists found inspiration for their projects in the impacts of COVID-19. From left: Timothy Cai, Javeria Ali, Caio de Figueiroa and Hayden Persad.
Balan Moorthy, Superintendent of Schools (right) presented Rod Peters with a carved eagle feather inlaid with abalone. (Submitted)

Rod Peters receives accolades from Board of Education at retirement

Peters was the district’s Indigenous Education Coordinator

Balan Moorthy, Superintendent of Schools (right) presented Rod Peters with a carved eagle feather inlaid with abalone. (Submitted)
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.

Science Fair Fun Run Goes Virtual as Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC fundraiser will help make science fairs more accessible

  • May 17, 2021
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.
Erik Christian Oun, who worked for the Coquitlam school district, has had his teaching licence suspended for half a year. (Pixabay)

B.C. teacher suspended after calling students ‘cutie’ and ‘sweetheart’ in online messages

Erik Oun’s licence has been suspended for half a year, a decision made by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

Erik Christian Oun, who worked for the Coquitlam school district, has had his teaching licence suspended for half a year. (Pixabay)
Children walk back to their classroom while wearing masks and physical distancing at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., in October, 2020. A group of B.C. teachers has issued an open letter calling for the relaxation of non-pharmaceutical interventions for children in B.C. schools. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Group of B.C. teachers calls for easing of pandemic measures for students

Teacher group says ‘response to COVID is out of balance to the cost our youth are paying’

Children walk back to their classroom while wearing masks and physical distancing at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., in October, 2020. A group of B.C. teachers has issued an open letter calling for the relaxation of non-pharmaceutical interventions for children in B.C. schools. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
Chilliwack’s Summer Learning Program is once again located at Chilliwack secondary school, with a few exceptions. Registration is now open for summer learning programs. (Progress file)

Registration now open for Chilliwack’s Summer Learning Program

Course recovery, sustainable vegetable production, Indigenous learning all planned for students

Chilliwack’s Summer Learning Program is once again located at Chilliwack secondary school, with a few exceptions. Registration is now open for summer learning programs. (Progress file)
Identical twins, Lydia David and Ruth Grier are education assistants at Chilliwack middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Working together to bring joy to kids

Twins Lydia David and Ruth Grier help start the Chilliwack middle school day off right

Identical twins, Lydia David and Ruth Grier are education assistants at Chilliwack middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Michelle Savich is a teacher at Mt. Slesse middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Getting out of the classroom to learn

For Mt. Slesse teacher Michelle Savich, learning goes beyond textbooks

Michelle Savich is a teacher at Mt. Slesse middle school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shane Monkman is a music teacher at G.W. Graham middle secondary school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: Music education in a year like no other

Shane Monkman keeping music alive for kids at G.W. Graham

Shane Monkman is a music teacher at G.W. Graham middle secondary school. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lynnette Van Winkle is a student services teacher at Sardis secondary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: ‘Once a Falcon, always a Falcon’

Lynnette Van Winkle’s impact seen throughout Sardis secondary and beyond

Lynnette Van Winkle is a student services teacher at Sardis secondary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)