Education

Debbie Stroshein’s Christmas tree lot Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co. serves as a training ground aimed at giving youth valuable life and employment skills as they head into the workforce. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford Christmas tree lot offers young employees more than simply holiday cash

Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co. lets youth learn while earning more than minimum wage

 

Librarian Nathalie Jones, left, and Sooke Literacy Project outreach coordinator Kate Barton show storyboards that will be displayed in local business, from Dec. 11-18. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Winter version of StoryWalk lines Sooke storefront windows

Eleven businesses taking part in the project that runs Dec. 11-18

 

Lawyer Jonathan Denis speaks to reporters in Calgary, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed by a former junior high school students alleging sexual misconduct of a Calgary teacher who died in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

‘I definitely feel cheated’: Former students suing deceased Calgary teacher, board

Gregory was charged in February with 17 counts of sexual assault and sexual exploitation

 

Students learned about conservation techniques as well as tree trimming. (Supplied by Cindy Moyer)

Local arborist hoping to fill gap by training next generation of tree trimmers

Saunders says there’s not enough people trained on the island who can do the work

Students learned about conservation techniques as well as tree trimming. (Supplied by Cindy Moyer)
Teri Mooring, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president, is in favour of holding vaccine clinics at schools. (Twitter/BCTF)

B.C. teachers’ union leader welcomes vaccination clinics at schools

Teri Mooring says schools a hub of the community, especially in smaller towns

Teri Mooring, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president, is in favour of holding vaccine clinics at schools. (Twitter/BCTF)
Nine young African refugees recently completed two months of hospitality industry training at Camosun College and have been guaranteed job placements in Tofino, as part of the new HIRES program. (Photo courtesy Camosun College)

Camosun College trains nine refugees for work in Tofino

Education-based immigration program aims to help reduce labour shortages

Nine young African refugees recently completed two months of hospitality industry training at Camosun College and have been guaranteed job placements in Tofino, as part of the new HIRES program. (Photo courtesy Camosun College)
Saanich board of education chair Tim Dunford said the Children’s Development Centre upgrade project came together well thanks to strong relationships between the associations and people involved. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Children’s Development Centre offers neighbourhood learning in Saanich

Saanich School District special education school now seismically safe

Saanich board of education chair Tim Dunford said the Children’s Development Centre upgrade project came together well thanks to strong relationships between the associations and people involved. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Alberta has introduced legislation to make public the names and case details of teachers disciplined for unprofessional conduct or incompetence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta proposes bill to overhaul, publicize teacher discipline and decisions

Bill would reorganize the disciplinary process and require ongoing criminal record checks

Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Alberta has introduced legislation to make public the names and case details of teachers disciplined for unprofessional conduct or incompetence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Fifteen of the 20 inaugural inductees into the Spectrum Community School Sports Hall of Fame gather for a group photo. The initial group attended either Spectrum or its predecessor, Mount View. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Wallace)

Spectrum shines spotlight on Saanich school’s history of athletic excellence

20 former students of Mount View, Spectrum Community School inducted into new hall of fame

Fifteen of the 20 inaugural inductees into the Spectrum Community School Sports Hall of Fame gather for a group photo. The initial group attended either Spectrum or its predecessor, Mount View. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Wallace)
Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich will remain open as seismic and environmental improvements are underway during the rebuild. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Planning underway for seismically safe Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich

The new and improved building is scheduled to be completed by January 2025

Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich will remain open as seismic and environmental improvements are underway during the rebuild. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Singdaptive founders Kevin Alexander (left), Greg. A. Barker, Stephen Evans and Kathy Alexander. (Chrstina Gregor/Singdaptive)

Victoria-based vocal instruction platform hits high note with $2.75 million valuation

“Singdaptive” pulled investors such as Blue Microphone’s CEO and co-founder of Guitar Hero

Singdaptive founders Kevin Alexander (left), Greg. A. Barker, Stephen Evans and Kathy Alexander. (Chrstina Gregor/Singdaptive)
Surrey teacher Shannon Akester gets vaccinated for COVID-19 at the North Surrey clinic on Wednesday, March 24. (submitted photo: Fraser Health)

B.C.’s largest school district decides against mandating COVID-19 vaccines for staff

Board of education points to high vaccination rates in Surrey, White Rock

Surrey teacher Shannon Akester gets vaccinated for COVID-19 at the North Surrey clinic on Wednesday, March 24. (submitted photo: Fraser Health)
The Greater Victoria School District board of education has agreed to the budget process that will lead up to approval of the 2022-23 document next April. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Board of Education charts course for 2022-23 budget

Meetings of new advisory committee; discussions with First Nations, students, parents planned

The Greater Victoria School District board of education has agreed to the budget process that will lead up to approval of the 2022-23 document next April. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Teachers’ union calls for more speed, clarity on COVID-19 exposures

BCTF said teachers noticing ‘significant inconsistencies’ in how outbreaks, clusters, exposures are classified

FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Winnipeg teacher placed on leave after racial slur used in classroom

Students allege the teacher used the slur multiple times

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Tours of Hartland Landfill Facility will be open to the public on Nov. 5 and 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Waste reduction week means prizes and tours in the Capital Regional District

CRD initiatives aim to help educate residents, reduce waste per capita

Tours of Hartland Landfill Facility will be open to the public on Nov. 5 and 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
Denis Harrigan (left), former principal at Spectrum Community School, and Phil Watt, a former teacher at Spectrum and alumni board member. The two men stand with a portrait of their late colleague, Brian Whitmore. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Rachel)

Commemorative service honours longstanding career of former Spectrum Community School teacher

Brian Whitmore, who passed away last July, was a beloved teacher and colleague

Denis Harrigan (left), former principal at Spectrum Community School, and Phil Watt, a former teacher at Spectrum and alumni board member. The two men stand with a portrait of their late colleague, Brian Whitmore. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Rachel)
The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

Branka Turnbull calls Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta decision vindication

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Masks now mandatory for all B.C. students

New rules require masks for Kindergarten to Grade 3, which were previously exempt from the mandate

Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Student advocacy group says 10 per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking cases since September

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)