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Calgary Board of Education looks for input on where to build new schools

The Calgary Board of Education wants input on the way it decides where new schools should be built.<p>Every year it gives the province a three-year plan …

Education

Teachers not signing up to mark exams after pay cut in half

Fewer teachers are signing up to mark diploma exams next month after the province cut the daily honorarium from $200 to $100.<p>As a result, some Grade …

Canada

Calgary Board of Education alternative school programs prove popular

Karen Charlton believes having her boys learning Mandarin allows them both to connect with their past family heritage and open doors to future career …

Canadian History

Alberta government pledges 90 more school projects in 'next couple months'

Ninety new school and modernization projects will be announced early in 2014, Alberta's education minister pledged Monday, after formally unveiling …

Canada

Top CBE official to net nearly $300K in severance after early resignation

Calgary's top public school official will earn a "retiring allowance" equal to a full year's pay — nearly $300,000 — despite resigning in April, more …

Canada

Calgary Board of Education staff confidentiality breached five times this year: Report

Calgary's public school board says it's working hard to prevent future confidentiality breaches after information about employees was shared …

Canada

Calgary Board of Education says it needs to stockpile some busing funds

Calgary's public school board says it's kicking in more than $2 million this year in reserve funds to help cover busing costs, but critics say every …

Students

Alberta Education will fund 'every new kid' but won't ask treasury for more: Minister

While Alberta's hard-hit post-secondary sector is getting a cash injection, primary schools will continued to be funded under the same commitment …

Canada

CBE trustees sign agreement not to talk to media, some have second thoughts

All seven Calgary public school trustees signed an agreement in late October indicating they would not speak with members of the media — a move …

Museums

Third party was planned for retiring CBE executive amid financial struggles

Calgary's public school board doled out hundreds to cancel last-minute what would have been a third party for a retiring superintendent held amid …

Canada

Minister defends $1M cost of gym for Elbow Park students

Alberta Education Minister Jeff Johnson has defended a decision to add a temporary gym to the modular classrooms for public students forced out of …

Canada

More dough needed to advance education: Departing CBE trustees

Changes to curriculum, student assessment and the way high school as a whole is delivered are on the table in Alberta, but two departing Calgary …

High School

La photo qui fait polémique

Quand le point de vue d’une photo pose une question éthique<p>Fabienne Cherisma est une adolescente haitienne de 15 ans. Elle a échappé à la tragédie du …

Mount Royal University to cut enrolment in face of 'unprecedented demand'

<i>Clarification: This story originally stated 60 'faculty' positions were eliminated at Mount Royal in the spring. In reality, very few faculty were</i> …

Higher Education

Calgary Board of Education school trustee candidates debate funding, graduating and improving trust

Eights candidates vying for two Calgary public school trustee seats batted around ideas to increase funding, bring up high-school graduation rates …

Education

Oath to Queen for new Canadians is constitutional, court rules

TORONTO -- Forcing would-be Canadians to take an oath to the Queen as a condition of citizenship is constitutional, even if it does violate …

Coca-Cola cancels promotion, issues written apology for ‘You Retard’ bottle cap

Coca-Cola issued a written apology Thursday to the Alberta family that found a vitamin water cap bearing the words “You Retard” as part of a …

Advertising

Calgary Board of Education scraps report-card pilot project — for now

Calgary's public school board is shelving plans to introduce word-based grades like "evident" and "emerging" on report cards for kindergarten to …

Canada

What it Looks Like to Soar Through a French Mountain Range on the Back of an Eagle | Colossal

<p>In this short clip filmed earlier this week using a GoPro camera strapped to the back of an eagle, we see what it might be like to soar through a …