Abbi’s decision to get into trades was influenced by her grandfather. “He always liked cars and worked in car dealerships. He played a major role in my upbringing and so I always wanted to do everything he was doing.”
Seycove Secondary’s Social Justice 12 is a course that teaches students they are never too young to make a difference in the world.
[Victoria, B.C. – April 20, 2021] Boards of education are pleased that K-12 education continues to be a priority for government but are concerned that funds announced today will only partially cover increased operating costs in school districts.
Students at Salmo Elementary school are lining up at lunch recess with cardboard in hand these days. They are patiently waiting for their turn to try out the new Glowforge laser cutter, a new tool recently donated to the school from the School District 8 – Kootenay Lake’s Innovative Learning Department.
The district’s Indigenous Education Program has joined together with Elders, other leaders and educators to find new ways to share Indigenous learnings and culture during the pandemic. What follows are some examples of the creative ways Indigenous teachings are being shared both outside and virtually.
[Sent March 31, 2021]
President Higginson to Minister Whiteside:
“This paper was written by BCSTA’s Capital Working Group with input from every board of education in B.C. The report, endorsed by our board of directors, focuses on the province-wide need to address steadily increasing levels of deferred life cycle maintenance.”
School District 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) has implemented policy changes, staff training and new education resources in response to a 2020 petition to teach Black history and experiences.
Students in the Professional Cook 1 (PC 1) Program at Walnut Grove Secondary will be continuing on with its annual One Season Restaurant but it will look a little different.
BCSTA’s advocacy efforts to include K-12 staff on the COVID-19 vaccination priority list have been successful! We’re proud to have worked closely with Minister Whiteside to bring this critical layer of protection to the education sector.
Manitoba’s decision to eliminate locally elected school boards will deny communities local autonomy and accountability in public education.