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Posted on May 31, 2021

Investing in students to close the gap on pandemic learning loss

Alberta’s government is providing up to $45 million in new funding to jump-start targeted supports for students who require…

Posted on May 20, 2021

Star-studded lineup for Alberta’s Mental Wellness Day for Schools

Alberta’s government is hosting a virtual Mental Wellness Day for Schools across Alberta on June 3 to support and recognize…

Posted on May 19, 2021

K-12 students return to classrooms in all but one region

Students across Alberta will return to their classrooms on May 25 as planned, except for students in the Regional Municipality…

Posted on May 10, 2021

Student transportation improvements underway

Alberta’s government is beginning work to improve K-12 student transportation based on recommendations from an MLA-led task…

Posted on May 03, 2021

Education Week: Minister LaGrange

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange issued the following statement on Education Week: “Education Week runs from May 3 to 7…

Posted on Apr 23, 2021

School Councils Conference Online

Alberta School Councils’ Association promotes parent engagement in education Embracing the online environment to promote engagement…

Posted on Apr 21, 2021

Making money matter to Alberta students

Alberta’s government is getting students the training they need to better understand saving, budgeting, spending and investing.…

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,…