Education

Coast Mountains School District 82 Superintendent of Schools Aaron Callaghan confirmed the teacher is no longer employed with SD82. (File photo)

Anti-vax outburst lands ex-northwest B.C. teacher in hot water

Secondary teacher who stormed cafeteria vaccine clinic no longer employed by school district

 

The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ex-Langley teacher made child cry, talked about how awful class was in front of kids

The teacher has been disciplined – again – by the Teacher Regulation authorities

 

Outdoor art hangs in a unique setting where Pika Blades, left, and Chelsea Trousdell conduct some of their outdoor classes at their farm and forest school in Westholme. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Up Top elevating its profile as a farm and forest school

Westholme site coming up to the end of its first year fosters early child development

 

Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. A new report from Statistics Canada says that visible minorities are more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma but less likely to find jobs that offer the same pay and benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Statistics Canada finds people of colour generally more educated but paid less

Many racialized populations had levels of education well above the national average

Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. A new report from Statistics Canada says that visible minorities are more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma but less likely to find jobs that offer the same pay and benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, William “Rick” Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In the wake of the college admissions bribery scandal, experts say there’s little evidence that it stirred significant change in the world of college admissions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Wealth looms big as ever in post-scandal US college admissions

‘Privilege is just really baked into the system in many ways’

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, William “Rick” Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In the wake of the college admissions bribery scandal, experts say there’s little evidence that it stirred significant change in the world of college admissions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
École Alberni Elementary School teachers Tammy Petrone and Sonia Organ wear tinsel as part of the teachers’ Christmas video, sung to Run-D.M.C.’s ‘Christmas in Hollis.’ (VIDEO SCREENSHOT)

Vancouver Island teachers’ Christmas video goes viral

École Alberni Elementary staff gets into the spirit with hip hop-inspired antics

École Alberni Elementary School teachers Tammy Petrone and Sonia Organ wear tinsel as part of the teachers’ Christmas video, sung to Run-D.M.C.’s ‘Christmas in Hollis.’ (VIDEO SCREENSHOT)
School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: A look ahead to 2023 with Peter Jory, superintendent for School District 69 (Qualicum)

PQBeat: Discussion includes resiliency of students, COVID and more

School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
This is a locator map for Afghanistan with its capital, Kabul. (AP Photo)

Taliban say women banned from universities in Afghanistan

Women also restricted from most employment and ordered to wear head-to-toe clothing in public

This is a locator map for Afghanistan with its capital, Kabul. (AP Photo)
Three of four of North Island College’s campuses, including this one in Comox Valley, are closed Dec. 20 due to weather. File photo

North Island Campuses in Comox Valley, Campbell River close

Three out of NIC’s 4 campuses shutter due to weather

Three of four of North Island College’s campuses, including this one in Comox Valley, are closed Dec. 20 due to weather. File photo
Carl Savage, a teacher at Ballenas Secondary School in Parksville, won the prestigious Prime Minister of Canada Teaching Award. (Submitted photo)

Parksville teacher Carl Savage wins prestigious national award

Ballenas Secondary instructor earns Prime Minister of Canada Teaching Award

Carl Savage, a teacher at Ballenas Secondary School in Parksville, won the prestigious Prime Minister of Canada Teaching Award. (Submitted photo)
October 28, 2022 -  Hayley Picard photographed on the grounds of Queen Margaret's School in Duncan for Boulevard CI.   Don Denton photo

Secrets and lives with Hayley Picard

From the Vancouver Olympics to Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School

  • Dec 12, 2022
October 28, 2022 -  Hayley Picard photographed on the grounds of Queen Margaret's School in Duncan for Boulevard CI.   Don Denton photo
Fine furniture students work to process lumber from a Garry oak tree that fell on Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus library building during a fall 2022 storm. (Camosun College/Flickr)

Victoria’s Camosun College fine furniture students give new life to fallen Garry oak tree

Tree came down during November wind storm and struck Lansdowne campus library in Saanich

Fine furniture students work to process lumber from a Garry oak tree that fell on Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus library building during a fall 2022 storm. (Camosun College/Flickr)
Julia Levy poses in this undated handout photo. Levy, British Columbia’s newest Rhodes scholar, will pursue a master’s degree in computational chemistry, but she says it’s also an “incredible opportunity” as a trans woman to give back to her community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ilme Vysniauskaite *MANDATORY CREDIT*

UVic’s Julia Levy is Canada’s first trans woman Rhodes Scholar

Levy will head to Oxford University in England next October for the fully funded scholarship

Julia Levy poses in this undated handout photo. Levy, British Columbia’s newest Rhodes scholar, will pursue a master’s degree in computational chemistry, but she says it’s also an “incredible opportunity” as a trans woman to give back to her community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ilme Vysniauskaite *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. school district troubled by vaping students

Mission superintendent Angus Wilson says students leaving classes to vape is impacting their capacity to learn and focus

Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students make their way to the first day of school at Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teachers strongly approve three-year contract with pay boost, added benefits

British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. Nearly…

Students make their way to the first day of school at Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Campbell River teacher was disciplined for a lesson she taught her students about racism. (Pixabay)

B.C. teacher reprimanded for Grade 2 exercise on segregation that left child in tears

Commisioner For Teacher Regulation says teacher failed to treat students with “dignity and respect”

A Campbell River teacher was disciplined for a lesson she taught her students about racism. (Pixabay)
Stelly’s Global Perspectives Class, here seen earlier in 2022 on Vargas Island near Tofino, where UNESCO maintains a biosphere reserve, will host the annual Global Gala fundraiser for an incoming 2023 to Costa Rica, where Grade 12 members of the class will work on a project supporting female empowerment. (Photo courtesy of Stelly’s Secondary)

Central Saanich school’s Global Gala raises money for female empowerment project

Stelly’s Secondary fundraiser supporting Global Perspectives class scheduled for Nov. 24

Stelly’s Global Perspectives Class, here seen earlier in 2022 on Vargas Island near Tofino, where UNESCO maintains a biosphere reserve, will host the annual Global Gala fundraiser for an incoming 2023 to Costa Rica, where Grade 12 members of the class will work on a project supporting female empowerment. (Photo courtesy of Stelly’s Secondary)
VIU microbiology and culinary arts students will bring their fermented seaweed creations before a panel of judges, Dragons’ Den style, in the Urchin Tank to have their products assessed for marketability Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU students in Nanaimo to pitch their seaweed products on Dragons’ Den-style show

‘Urchin Tank’ panel of judges will assess students’ projects

VIU microbiology and culinary arts students will bring their fermented seaweed creations before a panel of judges, Dragons’ Den style, in the Urchin Tank to have their products assessed for marketability Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School welcomed students for the first time Monday (Nov. 14). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School opens to students in Langford

Construction delays meant students were placed elsewhere for the start of the school year

Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School welcomed students for the first time Monday (Nov. 14). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Students at the Washington Junior High School leaving classes for the day, use the unlocking mechanism to open the bags their cell phone were sealed in during the school day, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Washington, Pa. Citing mental health, behavior and engagement as the impetus, many educators are updating cellphone policies, with a number turning to magnetically sealing pouches. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Schools clash with parents over bans on student cellphones

Parents who had constant access to their children during remote learning reluctant to give that up

Students at the Washington Junior High School leaving classes for the day, use the unlocking mechanism to open the bags their cell phone were sealed in during the school day, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Washington, Pa. Citing mental health, behavior and engagement as the impetus, many educators are updating cellphone policies, with a number turning to magnetically sealing pouches. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)