Education

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B.C. teacher banned from teaching younger students after showing age-inappropriate movies

Teacher showed multiple inappropriate movies and failed to supervise students

 

FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. teachers’ union asks officials for COVID data to prove schools are still safe

BCTF president wants province to share criteria for when schools switch between in-person and remote learning

 

FILE – A family walk past the sign at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

All Toronto schools to close for in-person learning as of Wednesday

Toronto joins Peel in being second Ontario region to make the jump

 

A sign at Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ administration office. (News Bulletin file)

New mask rules should have been implemented earlier, says Nanaimo teachers’ union

Grade 4-12 students now mandated to wear masks indoors, even when at their desks

A sign at Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ administration office. (News Bulletin file)
The school district has reported a COVID-19 case at Wellington Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)

Wellington Secondary in Nanaimo sees COVID-19 case

Potential exposure dates March 29 and 30, says Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district

The school district has reported a COVID-19 case at Wellington Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)
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COVID-19: Masks now mandatory for students in Grade 4 and up, B.C. confirms

This puts B.C. in line with other provinces

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UPDATE: B.C. announces amendments to school mask mandate amid COVID surge

Other provinces have brought in more stringent mask mandates for students

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Linda Derksen, universal access committee chairperson, next to one of the signs made possible by a grant from the Rick Hansen Foundation. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU working on making buildings more accessible

Ratings from Rick Hansen Foundation help university identify areas for improvement

  • Mar 26, 2021
Linda Derksen, universal access committee chairperson, next to one of the signs made possible by a grant from the Rick Hansen Foundation. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ administration centre boardroom features Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases and Indigenous art. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school district finding new ways to expand Indigenous language instruction

SD68 trustees updated on Hul’q’umi’num’ language learning

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ administration centre boardroom features Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases and Indigenous art. (News Bulletin file)
Stevenson Place Independent Living was one of seven facilities to receive student-constructed bird feeders, a community outreach project at Lake Trail Community School using resources and material supplied by the District Career Department with assistance from the Lake Trail Community Education Society (LTCES). Photo, Comox Valley Schools

Courtenay students’ work is for the birds — and for seniors

Lake Trail students using their new applied design skills in construction

Stevenson Place Independent Living was one of seven facilities to receive student-constructed bird feeders, a community outreach project at Lake Trail Community School using resources and material supplied by the District Career Department with assistance from the Lake Trail Community Education Society (LTCES). Photo, Comox Valley Schools
Lyric John-Cliffe and Cory Cliffe sing a traditional Laichkwiltach canoe song by the Campbell River Estuary. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

Education program to empower Island’s Indigenous youth

Goal is to raise new generation of environmentalists with ancestral ties to the land

Lyric John-Cliffe and Cory Cliffe sing a traditional Laichkwiltach canoe song by the Campbell River Estuary. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
Teacher Chad Jobe, sixth from left, and students Cameron Schindler, left, River Neilson, Aiyana Fraser, Ella Roberts, Annabelle Johnnie, Mike Tran, Tobias Gillman and Zach Spoor-Hendrickson show art pieces they’ve created. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island teachers say COVID-19 an ‘extraordinary’ learning experience

Pandemic has interrupted and altered the way education is operating

Teacher Chad Jobe, sixth from left, and students Cameron Schindler, left, River Neilson, Aiyana Fraser, Ella Roberts, Annabelle Johnnie, Mike Tran, Tobias Gillman and Zach Spoor-Hendrickson show art pieces they’ve created. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Vancouver Island Regional Library is hosting a Scratch coding contest for young women to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education. The contest runs until March 31. (News Bulletin file)

VIRL organizes coding contest for girls and young women

Vancouver Island Regional Library hosting Scratch contest this month

Vancouver Island Regional Library is hosting a Scratch coding contest for young women to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education. The contest runs until March 31. (News Bulletin file)
Brechin Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19 cases reported at Nanaimo’s Brechin Elementary School

Exposure dates at Nanaimo-Ladysmith district school March 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 12

Brechin Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Lorill Vining and Tara Mellstrom pose for a photograph sporting beaded lanyards strapped to their masks. Supplied photo.

Campbell River teachers make beaded lanyards to secure masks and feed homeless

Loril Vining and Tara Mellstrom’s customized and stylish lanyards raise money for Campbell River charity

Lorill Vining and Tara Mellstrom pose for a photograph sporting beaded lanyards strapped to their masks. Supplied photo.
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ board has been named as one of the defendants in a notice of civil claim related to an alleged 2016 bullying incident. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

School board being sued over alleged bullying at Nanaimo high school

Civil case advanced through the court system Thursday, goes to trial in September

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ board has been named as one of the defendants in a notice of civil claim related to an alleged 2016 bullying incident. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
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Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees vote against Grade 6-7 mask mandate

Island Health medical health officer discusses issues with trustees at March 10 meeting

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(News Bulletin file)

Another COVID-19 case reported at Cedar Elementary School

Contact tracing completed by Island Health, says SD68

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Nanaimo school district headed toward 26-per cent overcapacity in next 10 years

Using B.C. Assessment and municipal stats, consultant projects more than 18,300 students in 2030

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President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is calling for teachers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Why it’s ‘urgent’ B.C. teachers get vaccinated from COVID-19 before summer

President Teri Mooring says not enough is being done to prevent virus transmission in schools

President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is calling for teachers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito