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Isabella Preite

Teachers say VSB isn’t complying with restored contact language — could lead to September school disruptions

Following the BCTF court win at the Supreme Court of Canada, teachers say the VSB isn’t getting enough funding to hire more teachers

Northern communities struggle to recruit and retain teachers: advocates

VANCOUVER — The first year Clint James worked as a teacher in northern Ontario, a student asked him in October whether he was coming back after Christmas. It's a sadly familiar question for educators...

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 4 & 5

Volkmar Richter’s picks for Sunday and Monday include the best Canadian film in some time, a provocative English comedy and some strong documentaries. (read more)

Police report arrest of teacher from Vancouver's most prestigious boy's school for possession of child porn

The teacher accessed child pornography from a computer at St. George's school through social networking sites, a police email alert says.

Protesting education cuts

Lord Byng student Abdeslam Boubia  wants to send a message to the provincial government that cutting money for schools isn't acceptable.  "I don't want to go through a school system that's...

Piano Teachers Federation helping music students find the right teacher

The Galactic Federation of...Piano Teachers?