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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…

Posted on Jun 06, 2017

New school fees rules make life more affordable

The province is easing the burden on parents by eliminating instructional and bus charges for tens of thousands of students and…

Playground grants will reduce fundraising burden Posted on Jun 02, 2017

Playground grants will reduce fundraising burden

All new and replacement schools will soon get a $250,000 provincial grant for a playground, saving Alberta families millions…

Spring 2017 Curriculum Survey Posted on May 15, 2017

Spring 2017 Curriculum Survey

Have your say on Alberta’s curriculum Albertans are being asked to provide feedback on what students will learn as part of…

Results of curriculum survey support career focus Posted on Apr 13, 2017

Results of curriculum survey support career focus

More than 32,000 Albertans had their say on the future of the provincial curriculum in a survey released last fall. Survey participants…

Red Deer student wins 2017 Indigenous Shining Student Award Posted on Apr 11, 2017

Red Deer student wins 2017 Indigenous Shining Student Award

Sheldon Steinhauer, a Grade 12 student at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School (Red Deer Public Schools) in Red Deer is…