Patti Bacchus Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/3618 en School closures off the table along with Christy Clark’s flip flops http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/school-closures-table-along-christy-clark-s-flip-flops The VSB’s $1.5 billion capital plan request to government all but takes school closures off the table, despite the district being governed by a B.C. Liberal government-appointed trustee <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/school-closures-table-along-christy-clark-s-flip-flops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion School Closures VSB Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:04:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23589 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The VSB is closing an adult education centre despite NDP/Green promise to restore program funding http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vsb-closing-adult-education-centre-despite-ndpgreen-promise-restore-program-funding The VSB’s appointed trustee is pushing ahead with closing the “Mainstreet” adult education centre at Gladstone Secondary at the end of the month despite NDP & Green pledges to restore funding. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vsb-closing-adult-education-centre-despite-ndpgreen-promise-restore-program-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News adult education VSB budget 2010 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:10:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23586 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Help wanted for a super (tough) VSB job http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/help-wanted-super-tough-vsb-job With last week’s announcement that the Vancouver School Board’s superintendent is leaving, the preliminary work to find his replacement is already underway. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/help-wanted-super-tough-vsb-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Superintendent VSB Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:28:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23585 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Going to kindergarten isn't always as easy as it should be http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/going-kindergarten-isnt-always-easy-it-should-be Parents are sometimes shocked to discover they can’t get their child into their neighbourhood school for kindergarten. Here’s why. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/going-kindergarten-isnt-always-easy-it-should-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:58:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23582 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The “GreenDP” is great news for public education http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/greendp-great-news-public-education VO Contributing Education Editor Patti Bacchus on why the NDP and Green party power-sharing agreement is a best-case scenario for B.C.’s public schools <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/greendp-great-news-public-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion education Wed, 31 May 2017 16:23:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23577 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Do we need school dress codes? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/do-we-need-school-dress-codes The dress code debate seems to come around each year with the warm weather. What’s it really about? <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/do-we-need-school-dress-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion education school dress codes school uniforms schools Wed, 24 May 2017 04:51:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23570 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Thoughts on the election and education, French immersion spaces, a little yellow school house, and bans http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/thoughts-election-and-education-french-immersion-spaces-little-yellow-school-house-and-bans I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like the election was a lot more than a week ago. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/thoughts-election-and-education-french-immersion-spaces-little-yellow-school-house-and-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC election education Thu, 18 May 2017 04:17:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23566 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com What do the BC election results mean for public education? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/what-do-bc-election-results-mean-public-education A lot of people scratching their heads this morning and wondering what the election results mean. Patti Bacchus, looks at what's in store for public education.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/what-do-bc-election-results-mean-public-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion 2017 BC election education Thu, 11 May 2017 01:32:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23559 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Christy Clark made education a key election issue — finally! http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/christy-clark-made-education-key-election-issue-finally In the 2009 and 2013 election campaigns education was rarely mentioned in debates or in news coverage. This election is different. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/christy-clark-made-education-key-election-issue-finally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Election 2017 education Thu, 04 May 2017 06:31:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23552 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com "We are scared and we feel abandoned" —Teachers at BC-certified school in South Korea plead for help from government http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/we-are-scared-and-we-feel-abandoned-teachers-bc-certified-school-south-korea-plead-help Fourteen “BC-certified” teachers who work at a B.C. Ministry of Education-certified offshore school have been ordered to leave South Korea. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/we-are-scared-and-we-feel-abandoned-teachers-bc-certified-school-south-korea-plead-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Offshore school Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:28:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23544 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com