The Education Leader

The Education Leader exists to provide members, as well as the public, with education news and features that reflect the increased leadership role that boards of education play in public education.

All Education Leader stories posted on this website can be found here. Additional back issues can be found in our archives.

BCSTA’s flagship publication was previously a print-exclusive publication before being refreshed in 2015 as a digital resource.

Issue #19

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Successes and Challenges in SOGI Education

“Statistically we know there are LGBTQ2S students in every school, but the degree to which these students are visible is dependent on the level of safety and inclusiveness fostered within the building. When students aren’t free to be themselves, their learning is deeply impacted.”

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New Website:
What’s Changed?

Our new website has been streamlined to better match the services offered on the BCSTA HUB, and some existing platforms, such as DocuShare, have been retired. The focus of is now on the public.

Issue #18

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New Trustee Learning Guide Launched

Attendees at this year’s Trustee Academy were provided an overview of BCSTA’s great new learning resource for boards, individual trustees, senior district staff and partners – The Learning Guide.  This very extensive on-line learning resource covers a myriad of topics that are of interest and/or applicability to trustees, boards and senior staff in their roles governing, leading

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BCSTA HUB Now Open for Business

BCSTA’s new members-only area of our website, the BCSTA HUB, is now open for business.  The HUB will provide a number of new features and services aimed at providing improved services and communications for all members. Included within the HUB will be: The BCSTA Events Calendar Member notifications and information updates Discussion Groups (i.e. Listservs)

Issue #17

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Our Journey of Awareness and Understanding of Aboriginal Culture

On September 18, 2015, the culture of the Squamish People came to life at Eastview Elementary School in North Vancouver. Our year long journey of awareness and understanding of Aboriginal ways was witnessed and celebrated through a presentation ceremony of our Welcome Figure. Over the year, every Eastview student contributed to the pole under the

Issue #16

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Message of Support for SOGI Policies and Initiatives

Vancouver, B.C, – September 22, 2017] – The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) would like to express its full support for boards of education, the Ministry of Education and the Provincial Government in their work towards fostering safer and more inclusive communities for all British Columbians, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In

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Surrey School District Takes Their Data to a New Digital Level

Surrey Schools has designed a creative, innovative and interactive online tool called Our Data Story as part of the Our Learning Story webpage established to share facts and stories with parents and the public about student success in the district. “Over the past few years, the district has been supporting teachers to explore the use of digital portfolios as

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New Learning Guide Sets Trustees on Path to Success

Gordon Swan will never forget the pressures of being an novice trustee in the newly merged Nicola-Similkameen School District. With hard decisions to be made around school closures, Swan and his fellow board members were forced to learn quickly about their new roles and responsibilities in the face of passionate opinions from parents. “Having a

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Student-Centred Governance Takes the Spot at This Year’s Trustee Academy

BCSTA’s Winter Trustee Academy is set to inspire trustees as they assemble under the theme of “Education Evolution: Student-Centred Governance” this November. This year’s winter academy will serve to highlight the important role students play in the governance of our public education system along with the value their unique perspective brings to decision-making. The keynote