Archived Publications

BCSTA has produced many documents and publications over the course of its long history. Here you will find an archive of recently discontinued works. 

  • BCSTA Digest (BCSTA’s weekly electronic newsletter) and e-Alert (breaking news publication) were retired and replaced with the BCSTA Weekly.
  • MeToo! Magazineprovincial election resources for B.C. public school trustees. (available on the HUB)
  • All My Relations Magazine: a resource from the Indigenous Education Committee. (available on the HUB)
  • Highlights: notes from BCSTA Board of Director meetings. (available on the HUB)
  • Public Education, Public Pride: The centennial history of the BC School Trustees Association by James B. London. Public Education, Public Pride tracks the history of the oldest trustee association in Canada from its first meeting of one female and 19 male B.C. school trustees in the Vancouver School Board offices in 1905 to today. Public Education, Public Pride is an essential guide to the evolution of public education in B.C., with a focus on school trustees’ role in that history. Those with an interest in the history of education will not want to miss this thoughtful work. Author James B. London worked for 23 years as a teacher and principal, served for six years as a school trustee with the Sooke School Board and was an instructor at four universities. New copies of the book are not currently available. 
  • Boards Making a Difference: Stories from your communities is a monthly publication that highlights success stories and the impacts of locally-elected boards of education in communities all across the province. Please note that the following links trigger PDF downloads. 
  • The Education Leader: The Education Leader was once a print-only, flagship publication before being reinvented in 2015 as a web based resource. Published monthly, the publication existed to provide our members, as well as the public, with education news and features that reflected the important role that boards of education play in public education. In 2020 the content from this publication was absorbed into the new Boards at Work blog. Older editions can be found in these archives as PDF files. Please note that in many cases broken links have been removed from the PDF copies and original web formatting has not been preserved. If you have questions related to content, please contact BCSTA’s communications team.  

Past Issue of the Education Leader

  • Issue 1, featuring:
    • New Teacher Mentoring Project Is A Life-Line for New Teachers
    • Trustee Academy 2015
    • Aboriginal Territories Maps
    • Engage Your Students in the 2015 Federal Election with Student Vote
    • Merritt Secondary’s Carved Model Canoe
    • Aboriginal Spaces: A Welcoming Environment for Aboriginal Learners
  • Issue 2, featuring:
    • Dr. Yong Zhao: Meet Trustee Academy’s Keynote Speaker
    • Kids Can Cope: Building Resiliency in Children by Helping Them Manage Stress
    • Delta School District Addresses Youth Mental Health in Annual Conference
    • Teaching Mindfulness and Meditation in Elementary Schools
    • Progress Report: An Update on BCSTA AGM 2015 Resolutions
  • Issue 4, featuring:
    • Finding Creative Ways for Students to Pursue Their Passions Locally
    • Nisga’a School District Celebrates Forty Years of Impacting Aboriginal Education in Canada
    • Short Films Showcase Student Learning at Arrow Lakes School District
    • The Challenges of Langley School District Karen Refugee Students
  • Issue 5, featuring:
    • Creating an Authentic Aboriginal Education Curriculum in North Okanagan-Shuswap
    • A Safe Place for Syrian Students at The Richmond School District
    • In Memoriam: Henry Armstrong, BCSTA Executive Director (1972-1988)
    • Quesnel School District Continues to Improve Aboriginal Graduation Rates
    • BCSTA’s 111th Anniversary
  • Issue 6, featuring:
    • Progress Report: An Update On 2015-16 BCSTA Resolutions
    • Central Okanagan School District Trustee Spills on What It’s Been Like Being A New Trustee
    • How AGM Works
    • Preview: CSBA Congress 2017 In Whistler, B.C.
  • Issue 7, featuring:
    • How the Cowichan Valley Open Learning Cooperative Is Changing Students’ Lives
    • A Smart and Caring Journey
    • The Work You’ve Accomplished at AGM 2016
    • Learning Forward 2016 In Vancouver
  • Issue 8, featuring:
    • Learn, Share and Grow: Power of Outdoor Learning at Stanley Park
    • The Work You’ve Accomplished at AGM 2016
    • Drumming Home Issues: 24-Hour Drum Provides Nation Students Opportunity to Reflect on Environmental Concerns
    • Spotlight on Rural Education: Trustees Discuss Challenges at Northern Interior Forum
  • Issue 9, featuring:
    • Feeding Children, Changing Brains
    • Ell Consortium Aims to Bridge Refugee Language Gap
    • Members of The Okanagan Nation Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Kelowna
    • 9 Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide
  • Issue 10, featuring:
    • The Five Attributes of Successful Schools
    • Bomb Scare: Hoax or Real Danger?
    • Rooted in Ancient Traditions and Complimented by Modern Research: Films for First Nation Parents Developed in Port Alberni
    • An Educator’s Guide to Welcoming Syrian Refugee Children
  • Issue 11, featuring:
    • First Hand: Gloria Jensen And Her Residential School Experience
    • Fentanyl Town Halls Aim to Inform Educators On ‘Game-Changing’ Drug
    • Elections Engagement Committee: Putting A Spotlight on Why Public Education Is the Key
    • The Gift of a Drum
  • Issue 12, featuring:
    • BC Supreme Court Ruling on French Language Education Rights
    • The Cost of Poor Governance
    • School Trustees and Social Media: Legal and Policy Considerations
    • Seycove’s Teresa Ross The Only Female Coach in Seniors Boys Basketball
    • Key Actions to Do 100 Days Until the B.C. Provincial Election
  • Issue 13, featuring:
    • BCSTA Pleased B.C. Budget Speaks to The Importance of Public Education. Now Looking to Province to Complete Commitments on Bargaining and
    • Student Enrolment.
    • Education Week at Richmond School District
    • Less Than 80 Days Until the B.C. General Election: Key Actions to Help Us Make an Impact
    • Sector Leaders Put A Spotlight on Public Education
  • Issue 14, featuring:
    • Student Refugees Make A New Start in Abbotsford Schools
    • Bulkley Valley School District Sees Success with B.C.’s New Curriculum
    • A Guide to Hosting an All-Candidates’ Meeting
    • Student Vote: Building Future Citizens
  • Issue 15, featuring:
    • BCSTA’s B.C. General Elections Forum on Public Education
    • Election Party Platforms and the 2017 B.C. Leaders’ Debate
    • Highlighting the Arts in The Langley School District