Education

Crofton Elementary School students learned about a wide variety of invisible disabilities through a school project and shared the findings with the public. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Uncovering the facts about invisible disabilities

Teacher’s own children the impetus for school project

 

Markus Batraki, a formerly incarcerated student, is one of many students who have had their lives transformed by an ‘inside-out’ program. (Vancouver Island University photo)

$1 million donation will allow Island university to expand prison education program

Donation will allow ‘inside-out program’ to expand educational opportunities across B.C.

 

South Surrey Grade 3 student Zhiji Dong has been honoured by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as “one of the brightest students in the world.” (Contributed photo)

B.C. Grade 3 student ‘one of world’s brightest’

Zhiji Dong was among highest scorers in Center for Talented Youth assessment

South Surrey Grade 3 student Zhiji Dong has been honoured by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as “one of the brightest students in the world.” (Contributed photo)
Vancouver Island University student and Nanaimo musician Mikaila Tombe is gathering data to explore the effects of various music styles on study participants and whether future research could lead to music-based learning aids and therapies. (Photo courtesy Doug Tombe/Tailgate Video)

Getting in tune: Island student researching music’s cognitive and healing effects

VIU’s Mikaila Tombe working on pilot study testing subjects’ responses to different types of music

Vancouver Island University student and Nanaimo musician Mikaila Tombe is gathering data to explore the effects of various music styles on study participants and whether future research could lead to music-based learning aids and therapies. (Photo courtesy Doug Tombe/Tailgate Video)
CW4WAfghan hopes to bring higher education to Afghan women. (Photo courtesy of CW4WAfghan)

B.C. universities to support women in Afghanistan seeking education

Campaign calls for virtual enrollment options, financial aid

  • Feb 14, 2023
CW4WAfghan hopes to bring higher education to Afghan women. (Photo courtesy of CW4WAfghan)
The province is putting $2 million toward paramedics training to help address labour shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. delivers $2 million to bolster paramedics training, but gaps remain

Funding to help about 130 students across province, rural areas struggle more to attract staff

The province is putting $2 million toward paramedics training to help address labour shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)
Teacher Brent Mansfield poses for a photograph outside Lord Roberts Elementary School in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday December 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver elementary school to dump name of lord linked to Boer War, other atrocities

Community-based renaming committee now must present a final report to school board for its decision

Teacher Brent Mansfield poses for a photograph outside Lord Roberts Elementary School in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday December 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Interpretive Skills Workshop participants discussing opportunities for young Interpreters on the West Coast. (Marianne Paquette photo)

Youth workshop inspires the next generation of interpreters

West Coast N.E.S.T. teaches Tofino-Ucluelet youth about working in tourism education

  • Jan 28, 2023
Interpretive Skills Workshop participants discussing opportunities for young Interpreters on the West Coast. (Marianne Paquette photo)
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

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

The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)
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)
Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Labour shortage prompts first Lower Mainland school district to hire uncertified teachers

Chilliwack teachers’ union says the unprecedented move is ‘extremely disruptive’ for students

Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Chilliwack Progress 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)
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)
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
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*

B.C.’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