Education

A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO

‘Racist’ MP’s name removed from Port Alberni school

School District 70 board votes to retain the name Ucluelet Secondary School

A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO
A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO

‘Racist’ MP’s name removed from Port Alberni school

School District 70 board votes to retain the name Ucluelet Secondary School

A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO
Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Former B.C. teacher who sexually exploited student sentenced to two more years

Bradley Furman, a former Mount Boucherie teacher, was sentenced to 38 months total

Kelowna Law Courts. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Langley School District’s office. (Langley Advance Times files)

B.C. mom says parents pressured her to keep child at home due to coronavirus fears

The parent says her husband visited China, and other parents feared the coronavirus

Langley School District’s office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Photos on social media were making the rounds on Jan. 30, 2020, showing spray-painted expletives at Ecole au-cœur-de-l’île in Comox. The Comox Valley Record has edited the photos due to their sensitive content. (Facebook)

Anti-francophone graffiti condemned at Vancouver Island school

Spray-painted expletives were found at Ecole au-cœur-de-l’île

Photos on social media were making the rounds on Jan. 30, 2020, showing spray-painted expletives at Ecole au-cœur-de-l’île in Comox. The Comox Valley Record has edited the photos due to their sensitive content. (Facebook)
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)

LETTER: We need to thank those who work in public education

Andrea Sinclair is president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils

  • Jan 29, 2020
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)
A empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver on September 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta panel suggests schools ‘balance’ lessons about climate change, oilsands

Panel also recommends social studies include importance of natural resources to province’s economy

A empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver on September 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Camosun student starts bursary program for low-income students

Camosun student starts bursary program for low-income students

The Jor-Dawn Smith Bursary will go to one Greater Victoria graduate in spring 2020

Camosun student starts bursary program for low-income students
The Royal B.C. Museum will host students from Camosun College and the public to explore Victorian era funeral rituals on Saturday. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Camosun students, Royal BC Museum to bring Victorian funeral rituals to life

Event showcased that society’s relationship with death

The Royal B.C. Museum will host students from Camosun College and the public to explore Victorian era funeral rituals on Saturday. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Career Centre Coordinator Cammie Watson (left), Custodian Danny Tang (centre), and Educational Assistant Helen Casey (right) participate in ongoing job action in SD63 on Thursday, Nov. 14. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Saanich teachers take support staff strike to MLA Lana Popham’s doorstep

Teachers rally outside the local MLA’s office to show support for support staff

  • Nov 14, 2019
Career Centre Coordinator Cammie Watson (left), Custodian Danny Tang (centre), and Educational Assistant Helen Casey (right) participate in ongoing job action in SD63 on Thursday, Nov. 14. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
From left to right, Educational Assistants Ute Perry, Sylvia Sundby, Christine Gillies, and Maria, Mangiola on the picket line for CUPE Local 441 as talks break off between the school district and the union on Nov. 6, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

‘No option’ to fix pay parity at local bargaining table: SD63 superintendent

Superintendent Dave Eberwein said there is no more provincial funding to negotiate with

  • Nov 7, 2019
From left to right, Educational Assistants Ute Perry, Sylvia Sundby, Christine Gillies, and Maria, Mangiola on the picket line for CUPE Local 441 as talks break off between the school district and the union on Nov. 6, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
A group of teachers (back row, Chloe Gill, Sara Pratt and Janica Blaikie), educational assistants (Mike Forrester, centre, and Karla Steeds, right), and a clerk (Taylor-May Musgrave, front left) picket in front of Royal Oak Middle School. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Pay disparity at heart of Saanich schools strike has 45-year-old roots

Schools could be out beyond this week

  • Oct 28, 2019
A group of teachers (back row, Chloe Gill, Sara Pratt and Janica Blaikie), educational assistants (Mike Forrester, centre, and Karla Steeds, right), and a clerk (Taylor-May Musgrave, front left) picket in front of Royal Oak Middle School. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
With $4M investment, Camosun College offers first sonography program on Vancouver Island

With $4M investment, Camosun College offers first sonography program on Vancouver Island

Starting in May 2020 students from Vancouver Island can pursue a career in sonography

  • Oct 17, 2019
With $4M investment, Camosun College offers first sonography program on Vancouver Island
Students will benefit from more Indigenous education after a new B.C. teaching standard was introduced. (News Staff/The Northern View)

Educators told to teach more Indigenous lessons – what does that mean in practice?

New teaching standard requires teachers to ‘commit to truth, reconciliation and healing’

Students will benefit from more Indigenous education after a new B.C. teaching standard was introduced. (News Staff/The Northern View)
The cash boost will be used to invest in Indigenous educators and practices. (Creative Commons)

Province invests $2.7 million in Indigenous teacher education training

Money to go towards teacher spots and Indigenous teaching practices

The cash boost will be used to invest in Indigenous educators and practices. (Creative Commons)
The cash boost will be used to invest in Indigenous educators and practices. (Creative Commons)

Province invests $2.7 million in Indigenous teacher education training

Money to go towards teacher spots and Indigenous teaching practices

The cash boost will be used to invest in Indigenous educators and practices. (Creative Commons)
An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)                                An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)

Teacher reprimanded for conduct towards special needs student

Alan Stephen Berry told vice principal he did not have time to use positive strategies

An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)                                An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)
Teri Mooring will become president of the BCTF on July 1 (Twitter/BCTF)

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation welcomes new leader

Teri Mooring will take over as president this summer

Teri Mooring will become president of the BCTF on July 1 (Twitter/BCTF)
UK school students striking to protest climate change. Now Greater Victoria students plan to follow suit. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)

School students to strike with walkout starting at the legislature

Globally coordinated strike to protest climate change March 15

UK school students striking to protest climate change. Now Greater Victoria students plan to follow suit. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)
Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20