Education

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing a rapid response team proposal for submission to the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district chosen as COVID-19 rapid response team

Team to consist of SD68 and Island Health staff, according to B.C. Ministry of Education

 

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)

New resource dives into 150 years of racist policy in B.C.

Racist history must be acknowledged in order to change, authors say

 

NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Contributed to Kamloops This Week)

B.C. teen in turtleneck, lace-edged dress sent home from school for ‘inappropriate’ outfit

NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson was told the lace on the garment made it look like a slip dress

  • Feb 24, 2021

 

Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Burnaby teacher disciplined for giving Grade 6 student a requested buzz cut

The student requested the buzz cut, but parents should have been asked, Commissioner said

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The community school in Cumberland. Image, Google image

Cumberland considers outdoor learning shelters

Council supports request in principle but wants more funding information

The community school in Cumberland. Image, Google image
BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series on Duck is a multi-faceted educational tool for high school culinary arts students. (Kezia Nathe/ Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry)

Educational tool for B.C. high school culinary arts students shines spotlight on duck

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation launches multi-faceted Spotlight Series on Duck

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series on Duck is a multi-faceted educational tool for high school culinary arts students. (Kezia Nathe/ Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry)
Lake Trail Community School in Courtenay is celebrating its history. File photo

Courtenay’s Lake Trail Community School wants to hear your memories

Students will be creating a display and time capsule of the school’s history so far

Lake Trail Community School in Courtenay is celebrating its history. File photo
The film for Secret Path, with illustrations by Jeff Lemire, tells the story of Chanie Wenjack and informs the Downie-Wenjack Fund’s work. Image, Downie-Wenjack Fund

Downie talks reconciliation with Comox Valley Schools staff

“This is a first-time event in that all district staff are participating.”

The film for Secret Path, with illustrations by Jeff Lemire, tells the story of Chanie Wenjack and informs the Downie-Wenjack Fund’s work. Image, Downie-Wenjack Fund
The B.C. Ministry of Education expanded mask rules for public school students on Feb. 4. (Stock photo)

Vancouver Island teachers pushing for even stricter mask rules in schools

Teachers’ union rep says B.C. rules fall short of other provinces

The B.C. Ministry of Education expanded mask rules for public school students on Feb. 4. (Stock photo)
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B.C. expands mandatory mask rules in schools, rolls out ‘rapid response teams’

Masks will be mandatory for middle and high school students except for a few scenarios

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FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

34% of teachers say they’d look to an early career exit over COVID response: BCTF survey

Pandemic has increased workload for the majority of teachers

FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
School District 71 is seeking input from all school communities about experiences this school year. File photo

Comox Valley school district wants COVID-19 feedback

Survey created for all school communities and will run through Feb. 18

School District 71 is seeking input from all school communities about experiences this school year. File photo
The International Student Program is running at about half capacity, and students have to do 14 days quarantine both here and before they leave their home country. Image, Comox Valley Schools website

International student plan one of the safest, says Comox Valley district

Second cohort for spring semester will be the last one coming this school year

The International Student Program is running at about half capacity, and students have to do 14 days quarantine both here and before they leave their home country. Image, Comox Valley Schools website
School District 71 wants to hear from families soon about whether they plan on using reserved spots at schools come fall. Record file photo

Comox Valley district needs to hear if students returning to sites in fall

School District 71 did see high return rate after COVID-19 closures in spring

School District 71 wants to hear from families soon about whether they plan on using reserved spots at schools come fall. Record file photo
The board of education at a meeting in February 2020 voted to restrict cross-boundary transfers for some schools because of capacity concerns. Record file photo

Still time to request school transfer in Comox Valley for fall 2021

Option is not available for some local schools because of capacity issues

  • Jan 20, 2021
The board of education at a meeting in February 2020 voted to restrict cross-boundary transfers for some schools because of capacity concerns. Record file photo
B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced funding to train community mental health workers at four B.C. post-secondary institutions. (Stock photo)

B.C. funding training of mental health workers at four post-secondary institutions

Provincial government says pandemic has intensified need for mental health supports

B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced funding to train community mental health workers at four B.C. post-secondary institutions. (Stock photo)
Garry Griffin, CIBC’s director and team lead in commercial banking in Campbell River, has been elected as chair of the NIC Foundation board. Photo courtesy NIC

New leadership at the top of NIC Foundation

Campbell River’s Garry Griffin has been elected as chair of the NIC Foundation board

  • Jan 18, 2021
Garry Griffin, CIBC’s director and team lead in commercial banking in Campbell River, has been elected as chair of the NIC Foundation board. Photo courtesy NIC
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Vancouver Island mom feels the pinch of school fees

‘Where does it stop?’ asks Lisa Hartt

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Students from another school board a bus outside Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. Toronto Public Health closed the school due to a COVID19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Experts call for community sacrifices to ensure COVID-19 safety in schools

Kids in British Columbia returned to public school after a two-week winter break last week

Students from another school board a bus outside Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. Toronto Public Health closed the school due to a COVID19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn