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Vancouver School Board rejects last-minute provincial budget proposal

The Vancouver School board rejected a last-minute proposal by the Ministry of Education to help balance its budget.

The failure to pass a balanced budget puts the board at risk of being fired by Education Minister Mike Bernier, if the June 30 deadline passes without an approved, balanced budget. 486 palabras más

Local News

Opinion: Debugging B.C.'s coding curriculum with 'help' from South Korea

B.C. Premier Christy Clark recently announced $6-million for a new computer ‘coding curriculum,’ which will be offered in K-9 classrooms this fall and introduced in grades 10 to 12 in 2017. 621 palabras más

Opinion

Opinion: Exam reduction deserves failing grade

The B.C. government’s decision to reduce the number of provincial examinations made be welcome news to students, but it is poor educational policy.

B.C. will only assess performance in literacy and mathematics at the Grade 10 level beginning next year. 629 palabras más

British Columbia

Editorial: Embrace change, but prudently

Military leaders, it’s been said, frequently base decisions on past strategy when technological change imposes a different paradigm. Thus, First World War generals deployed cavalry and mass frontal attacks on battlefields dominated by barbed wire and machine guns. 376 palabras más

Education

B.C. kicking in $25 million to aid school budget shortfalls

The province has agreed to let B.C. school districts keep $25 million they were required to cut from administration for next year.

Education Minister Mike Bernier announced Tuesday that school districts can keep the money they’ve saved to spend as they see fit, Bernier said. 977 palabras más

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Province reduces number of exams required for graduation

B.C. is scrapping its existing set of secondary school provincial exams, but what will replace it is still up in the air.

What is certain is that students will have to write two assessments to graduate: one in literacy and one in math. 1.238 palabras más

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Fewer provincial exams, more in-class assessment in B.C. starting next year

High school students in British Columbia will be required to write two provincial exams instead of five before they graduate as part of a new curriculum, which teachers are giving only a passing grade. 422 palabras más

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