Schools

The Supreme Court has ruled that Abbotsford needs a new French-language school and that Chilliwack’s currently doesn’t meet the needs of its students.                                Jessica Peters/Black Press

Supreme Court orders new French-language school for Abbotsford, improved one for Chilliwack

A French-only elementary school must be built in Abbotsford, court ordered in landmark ruling

The Supreme Court has ruled that Abbotsford needs a new French-language school and that Chilliwack’s currently doesn’t meet the needs of its students.                                Jessica Peters/Black Press
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, centre, talks with Grade 7 teacher Lisa Galway as students return to part-time classes as he tours Monterey Middle School and in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. teachers’ union: June’s hybrid learning ‘not sustainable’, new plan needed for fall

Officials are expecting to see a mix of in-class and online learning in September

B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, centre, talks with Grade 7 teacher Lisa Galway as students return to part-time classes as he tours Monterey Middle School and in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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Botched science demonstration results in $60K damage, Okanagan teacher’s transfer

Teacher transferred after volcano gone wrong, petition started for his return

(Black Press Media files)
A playground at Beach Grove Elementary in Tsawwassen was destroyed by fire Saturday night (June 13). (Kate Coulson/Facebook photo)

Fire destroys playground at South Delta elementary school

A playground at Beach Grove Elementary in Tsawwassen was destroyed by fire Saturday night (June 13)

A playground at Beach Grove Elementary in Tsawwassen was destroyed by fire Saturday night (June 13). (Kate Coulson/Facebook photo)
Renge Bailie is the Fraser Cascade School District’s new assistant superintendent. Submitted photo

New assistant superintendent for Fraser Cascade school district

Renge Bailie, a Langley teacher and administrator, takes over from Kevin Bird August 1

Renge Bailie is the Fraser Cascade School District’s new assistant superintendent. Submitted photo
Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Paediatric Society calls on education ministries to allow graduations

Many in-person graduation ceremonies have shifted to a virtual model or been cancelled or postponed

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)

Teach Black history to fight racism, starting in elementary school: B.C. students

Students say current anti-racism protests in the U.S. and Canada point to a need for lessons

Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)
(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

Teachers should be prepared to provide ‘trauma-informed practices’ in response to students’ needs

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Many provinces are looking for alternatives to traditional graduation ceremonies

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations
(Black Press Media files)

‘We don’t have a date’: Some B.C. kids might return to school before summer, but focus is on fall

Children of essential workers will be prioritized, Dr. Henry said

(Black Press Media files)
Dozens of vehicles joined the Coquihalla Elementary School parade around Hope to say hello to students who are home amid COVID-19. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

PHOTOS: Coquihalla school shares love for students at car parade

With schools closed due to COVID-19, staff and teachers at Coquihalla toured Hope to say hi

Dozens of vehicles joined the Coquihalla Elementary School parade around Hope to say hello to students who are home amid COVID-19. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
SD78, meet your new superintendent

SD78, meet your new superintendent

Balan Moorthy takes over from Karen Nelson August 1

SD78, meet your new superintendent
Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19

K-12 educators will receive access this month, up to individual districts whether they use it or not

Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Chilliwack School District has compiled an exhaustive list of online and offline educational tools and fun activities for families. (Chilliwack School District image)

Science, podcasts and puzzles suggested by Chilliwack educators

Chilliwack School District creates exhaustive list for families to stay busy over spring break

Chilliwack School District has compiled an exhaustive list of online and offline educational tools and fun activities for families. (Chilliwack School District image)
The Lego Show is coming to Silver Creek elementary in Hope on March 14.  Submitted photo

World of Lego to explore at Silver Creek elementary

Lego event let visitors marvel at masterful creations, or make their own

The Lego Show is coming to Silver Creek elementary in Hope on March 14.  Submitted photo
Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown

Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown

Police found the weapon and a stolen phone later

Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown
(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher gets 15-year ban after lying about having sex with just-graduated student

Teacher had been dishonest with the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

(Black Press Media files)