Friday, January 3, 2020
At a time when school enrolment is expected to grow by 15,000 students per year, the Alberta United Conservative Party’s new budget proposes a freeze on operational funding in education.
Budget 2019 eliminates Class Size Initiative funding, School Fee Reduction grants and Classroom Improvement grants, while adding a new, one-time transition fund to support boards while the government plans for a new funding framework to be adopted in September 2020.
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Sometimes it’s not what you say, but rather what you don’t say that tells the story.
The very same day that the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation–via the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee–declared an impasse in the charade that was supposed to be the provincial collective bargaining process, there was Premier Scott Moe bombastically sharing his party’s 10-year plan to grow the province’s population and economy.
Friday, December 27, 2019
Sometimes in our busy lives, we just don’t have the time to read, go to conferences, reach out on social media and perform other acts that provide professional development.
But, we do have to do things like drive to work, clean the house and other tasks that require an investment of time. Many of these are very important to our day-to-day lives, but do not always require extreme periods of concentration or precise thinking. Other times we just want to sit back and relax. These can be times where you can fit in professional development.
Monday, December 23, 2019
At the age of 94, retired educator and history buff Gordon Matthews recently completed a decade-long project with the self-published book entitled An Exodus to a Land of Promise.
Matthews, who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II and later tried his hand at farming before shifting gears to education, indicated this was an enduring passion to share.