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Posted on Apr 10, 2021

Ramping up COVID-19 testing in schools

The in-school rapid screening test program will expand to up to 300 schools in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Grande Prairie.…

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

New K-6 curriculum: Renewing focus on essential knowledge and skills | Le nouveau curriculum M à 6 : remettre l’accent sur les connaissances et les habiletés

Alberta’s updated draft kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum brings a renewed focus to literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical…

Posted on Mar 11, 2021

New pilot program for rapid testing in schools

Starting in mid-March, rapid COVID-19 tests will be offered at two Calgary schools to help assess rapid on-site testing in schools.…

Posted on Feb 18, 2021

Empowering youth to shape education’s future

Junior and senior high school students can have their voices heard by applying to join the Education Minister’s Youth Council.…

School Council Supports Slashed by Government Posted on Nov 19, 2020

School Council Supports Slashed by Government

ASCA MEDIA RELEASE - 19 November 2020 School Council Supports Slashed by Government Alberta School Councils’ Association receives…

Celebrating Métis spirit, and culture Posted on Nov 16, 2020

Celebrating Métis spirit, and culture

Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson issued the following statement to recognize Métis Week: “The proud and strong spirit…

Posted on Oct 14, 2020

More STEAM opportunities for students

More high school students will have a hands-on summer experience solving world problems with science, technology, engineering,…

Posted on Sep 02, 2020

Federal education funding for COVID-19

Alberta’s government will be distributing $262 million in federal funding to school authorities for COVID-19 related expenses.…

Posted on Aug 04, 2020

School health measures now include mandatory masks

As part of a number of new school safety measures to combat COVID-19, mask use for Grade 4 to 12 students, and all school staff,…

Posted on Jul 21, 2020

Students returning to school for 2020-21 school year

Students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. Schools will be ready…

Posted on Jun 10, 2020

Getting ready for 2020-21 school year

A comprehensive re-entry plan for the upcoming school year allows schools and parents to prepare for learning while putting student…

Parents provide input on school re-entry - ASCA Media Release Posted on May 31, 2020

Parents provide input on school re-entry - ASCA Media Release

Alberta School Councils’ Association received over 66,000 survey submissions As at-home learning continues for the remainder…

Posted on May 06, 2020

Update on student learning and school re-entry engagement

While teacher-directed at-home learning continues for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the province is engaging the…

Posted on Mar 20, 2020

Continuing student learning

New guidelines are in place to direct how students will learn while in-school classes are cancelled due to the provincial health…

Moving forward with modernizing student learning Posted on Jan 29, 2020

Moving forward with modernizing student learning

An advisory panel appointed by government has provided recommendations for curriculum and drafted a new vision for student learning…

Building schools for the future Posted on Nov 01, 2019

Building schools for the future

Following through on its commitment to continue building new schools, the province has announced 25 new school projects. The…