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Teachers say new NDP government needs to clean up BC's offshore school program — here’s how
About 100 B.C. -certified teachers face expulsion from South Korea for allegedly having the wrong visas to work at B.C.-certified offshore schools.
Jun 30th, 2017
The “GreenDP” is great news for 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
May 31st, 2017
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?
May 23rd, 2017
Thoughts on the election and education, French immersion spaces, a 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.
May 17th, 2017
What do the BC election results mean for 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.
May 10th, 2017
BC government action needed to protect privacy of student data
B.C. teachers are calling on government and school boards to take steps to protect student privacy and support teachers’ use of digital reporting tools
Mar 22nd, 2017
By-election dust ups are collateral damage in Christy Clark’s war on public education
Trustees voted to close Osoyoos' high school after only to overturn their decision when Premier Christy Clark intervened at the 11th hour. Then a trustee resigned, triggering a by-election.
Nov 29th, 2016
The Vancouver School Board name game: Crosstown vs Cumyow
It’s not often Vancouver gets a brand new public school and a chance to name it. The VSB’s newest school, under construction at Expo Boulevard and Abbott Street, is ready to be named.
Nov 23rd, 2016
My first VSB news conference after being fired as a VSB trustee - but there wasn't any news
I went to my first VSB news conference since the elected board was fired. I was hoping for some news. There wasn't any.
Nov 9th, 2016
Short-term programs help university graduates launch new careers
Intensive training allows educated young professionals to transition their careers in under a year.
Jul 22nd, 2015