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Continued funding means hundreds of new teachers Posted on May 24, 2018

Continued funding means hundreds of new teachers

The Classroom Improvement Fund is continuing for the upcoming school year, helping to hire hundreds of teachers and support staff…

Expanding mental health supports in schools Posted on May 07, 2018

Expanding mental health supports in schools

Thousands more students will receive counselling and emotional supports with new programs to reach youth in schools across the…

Budget 2018 supports students with new schools Posted on Mar 23, 2018

Budget 2018 supports students with new schools

The government plans to provide new spaces for Alberta’s growing student population with 20 new school projects scheduled to…

Applications open for new Minister’s Youth Council Posted on Feb 05, 2018

Applications open for new Minister’s Youth Council

Education Minister David Eggen is calling on all junior and senior high school students to apply for the 2018-19 Minister’s…

Posted on Jan 01, 2018

Province protects and supports education in 2017

Government demonstrated the importance of education by continuing to fund for enrolment, introducing legislation to protect all…

School Act amendments to improve student success Posted on Nov 15, 2017

School Act amendments to improve student success

New legislation would ensure that students and communities benefit from more consistent and clear rules in the education system.…

Dual credit gives students a head start Posted on Nov 07, 2017

Dual credit gives students a head start

The Alberta government has made changes to the dual credit program to improve access for students and ensure the program is sustainable…

New legislation to support gay-straight alliances Posted on Nov 02, 2017

New legislation to support gay-straight alliances

A proposed bill would make life better for students by ensuring they can form gay-straight alliances at school without fear of…

Teaching Indigenous history, cultures in schools Posted on Oct 24, 2017

Teaching Indigenous history, cultures in schools

Alberta Education is providing teachers with lesson plans to help bring First Nations, Métis and Inuit history and contributions…

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Alberta students continue to excel in science

Student performance remained strong on 2016-17 diploma exams and Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs), with improved scores in…

Posted on Sep 11, 2017

Consultations on possible School Act changes

The province has launched consultations with school boards and parents to discuss transportation, fees and other issues to help…

Engaging Albertans about racism Posted on Aug 29, 2017

Engaging Albertans about racism

Education Minister David Eggen has met with more than 60 community organizations to gather their ideas on how to combat racism…

Investing in Indigenous language revitalization Posted on Jul 25, 2017

Investing in Indigenous language revitalization

Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will have greater access to Indigenous language learning and teaching in their communities,…

Meet the new Minister’s Youth Council members Posted on Jun 29, 2017

Meet the new Minister’s Youth Council members

Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement to congratulate students selected for his new Minister’s Youth…

Classroom Improvement Fund to help students Posted on Jun 20, 2017

Classroom Improvement Fund to help students

An additional $75 million will be invested to benefit students and teachers during the 2017-18 school year.  The Classroom Improvement…

Parents to save hundreds with transit fee reduction Posted on Jun 12, 2017

Parents to save hundreds with transit fee reduction

Thousands of eligible students who take municipal transit to school will soon save up to $550 on their passes, thanks to An Act…