Education

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack teacher suspended after ‘crossing personal boundaries’ with students

Sheldon Lyle Nickel admitted to inappropriate conduct, including sending personal text messages

 

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

 

George Price, originally from Seabird Island, carved a Hope secondary school welcome figure. This figure is made of cedar, a tree held sacred by many First Nations communities for providing warmth, coverings and medicine. (Screenshot/Jessica Poirier)

School district staff urge Hope council to incorporate Halq’emeylem into community

Schools have been weaving Indigenous language into culture in classrooms

 

Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.

First Nations courses for high school grad credits now available to B.C. students

Students can participate in First Nations courses due to expansion of External Credentials program

Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.
Queen Elizabeth Secondary Grade 12 students Sarthak Tyagi, Tin Dao and Emily Hernandez, pictured with principal Graham Magnusson, are each recipients of scholarships from the Schulich, Loran Scholars and Cmolik foundations, a significant milestone to have three students from one Surrey secondary school receive major scholarships in the same graduating year. (Photo: Surrey Schools)

3 students at a Surrey high school win ‘triple crown’ of scholarships worth a total of $240K

One student is a $40,000 Cmolik recipient, while two others received the $100,000 Schulich and Loran scholarships

Queen Elizabeth Secondary Grade 12 students Sarthak Tyagi, Tin Dao and Emily Hernandez, pictured with principal Graham Magnusson, are each recipients of scholarships from the Schulich, Loran Scholars and Cmolik foundations, a significant milestone to have three students from one Surrey secondary school receive major scholarships in the same graduating year. (Photo: Surrey Schools)
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SD78 welcomes Inclusive Education vice principal

Donna Barner is retiring after 30 years, Fraser-Cascade officials say

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Mary-Rose Siemens of Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s bronze medal for being the top academic student in two-year programs at University of the Fraser Valley. (Photo by UFV)

Abbotsford woman earns Governor General’s bronze medal at UFV

Rose-Mary Siemens is top academic student in two-year programs

Mary-Rose Siemens of Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s bronze medal for being the top academic student in two-year programs at University of the Fraser Valley. (Photo by UFV)
(From left) Jo-ann Archibald, Diane Delves, Peter Dhillon and Shirley Turcotte have received honorary doctorate degrees from University of the Fraser Valley.

University of Fraser Valley presents honorary doctorate degrees to 4 people

Educator, developer, entrepreneur and counsellor recognized for contributions

(From left) Jo-ann Archibald, Diane Delves, Peter Dhillon and Shirley Turcotte have received honorary doctorate degrees from University of the Fraser Valley.
Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School principal Lisa Oike embraces graduate Winnie Boake during a commencement ceremony held last week for the Class of 2022. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)

Boston Bar School celebrates Class of 2022

The commencement ceremony recognized two graduating seniors, Winnie Boake and Liam Dalpadado

Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School principal Lisa Oike embraces graduate Winnie Boake during a commencement ceremony held last week for the Class of 2022. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)
Darrah Clarke was the first graduate to be called up for financial awards. She was overjoyed as several awards were announced in her name. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Hope secondary graduates take home nearly $100K in awards

Special bursary given to two students for service to community while hundreds trapped in Hope

Darrah Clarke was the first graduate to be called up for financial awards. She was overjoyed as several awards were announced in her name. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Who decides? Breaking down what resources a child is exposed to in a B.C. classroom

The province does the curriculum, district develops guidelines, but teachers choose the resources

The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 30, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
The Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UFV receives $90K in scholarship funding for STEM programs

University of the Fraser Valley among 10 schools receiving total of $3.75M

The Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Students in Abbotsford make a big difference with small items for refugees

Sandy Hill elementary’s Grade 5 students created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians

Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
UFV president Joanne MacLean smiles at a funding announcement for nearly 400 new student dorms at the school’s Abbotsford campus. Also shown are Bruce Banman, MLA for Abbotsford South (left), Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun (second left) and UFV’s Craig Toews. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

New $70-million student housing project to add almost 400 beds to UFV in Abbotsford

Largest funding announcement in UFV history will triple the number of student beds on campus

UFV president Joanne MacLean smiles at a funding announcement for nearly 400 new student dorms at the school’s Abbotsford campus. Also shown are Bruce Banman, MLA for Abbotsford South (left), Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun (second left) and UFV’s Craig Toews. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A mock impaired-driving crash between a Tesla and a Mustang took place Thursday (May 12) in front of W. J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Abbotsford high school holds mock impaired-driving crash ahead of grad

Police, fire crews, paramedics and others respond to ‘collision’

A mock impaired-driving crash between a Tesla and a Mustang took place Thursday (May 12) in front of W. J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

B.C. funds concept plan of new urban Indigenous education centre

Province will contribute $2.5 million in funding for the business case development of the project

An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
No arrests have been made in the wake of incident where a teacher was struck with a hammer in a Winnipeg high school. (pixabay file photo)

High school teacher struck with hammer in Winnipeg classroom

Police said the teacher declined medical attention and no arrests were made

No arrests have been made in the wake of incident where a teacher was struck with a hammer in a Winnipeg high school. (pixabay file photo)