A new year & new opportunities

Happy New Year!  As we enter 2021 we extend our warmest wishes to you and your family.  Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) will be focusing attention on several key initiatives this... Read more
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Countdown to school trustee elections, home ed survey and more: Fall 2020 update

Our hearts go out to Alberta’s K-12 students and their parents who continue to deal with the ongoing uncertainty and burdens related to the pandemic and the various COVID-related measures impacting K-12... Read more
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How Catholic education set a Canadian standard for choice in education

  Written by Jeff Park, PCE Executive Director, in honour of Catholic Education Sunday 2020 “Canada is a grand experiment.” Those words rang out, closely accompanying the dear words of the Oath... Read more
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New home ed option, confronting bad ATA arguments & Education Minister meeting: September in review

  New PCE editorial and TV interview! Thanks to the National Telegraph for publishing PCE’s response to a recent attack on education choice launched by a former Alberta Teachers’ Association president.  Read... Read more
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A Revel and Remedy: Review of New Home Education Regulations

Heading into this new school year, we have a new law, the Choice in Education Act, and a new set of regulations pursuant to that law. First, a quick explanation: didn’t Parents... Read more
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PCE welcomes new Executive Director & August in review

September marks a time of transition for many families as students head back to classes in one of the most unusual years in recent memory.  This month also means a major transition... Read more
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New vision for student learning in Alberta - a tremendous improvement!

Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) applauds the new Ministerial Order on Student Learning which was released today.  Many may recall that in January 2020 the government solicited public input for this... Read more
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Education choice strengthened by passage of Bill 15 and funding framework improvements: June in review

  Congratulations to students and parents for officially completing the 2019/20 school year, especially given the unprecedented challenges of the past few months!  June has also been an eventful month in the... Read more
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Explore the new Choice in Education Act with PCE: May 2020 in review

  It has been an especially busy month for education choice in Alberta, given the recently tabled Choice in Education Act, as well as dealing with ongoing concerns with the new funding... Read more
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PCE launches search for next Executive Director: Important statement from Donna Trimble

  I am writing to you today to share some important news.  After a great deal of contemplation, I have made the very difficult decision to step down as Executive Director of... Read more
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March & April in review: Overhauling education funding, Sask. court case & new health and sexual education resource

  We at Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) recognize the very changed reality we are all facing right now as a result of COVID-19. Our hearts go out to all those... Read more
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New curriculum recommendations & have your say on new Ministerial Order on Student Learning

In August 2019, the Alberta government appointed a curriculum advisory panel tasked to advise the Education Minister on curriculum development, as well as develop a new vision for student learning.Today, as a... Read more
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December in review: Beware those who put self-interest ahead of students

Thanks for your survey participation! Thank you to everyone who responded to the Choice in Education survey before the deadline in mid-December! According to the government website, the survey feedback “will be... Read more
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November in review: Setting the record straight & looming survey deadline

Attacks on education choice: Setting the record straight Those who call themselves “public education advocates” are (once again) targeting education choice, building public hysteria based on ridiculous misrepresentations. To blame private/independent schools... Read more
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Alberta Education wants to hear from you!

The Alberta government has begun the process of developing the promised Choice in Education Act by releasing an important survey for citizens to have their voices heard. We urge you to take advantage of... Read more
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MEDIA RELEASE: New report shows education choice saved Alberta taxpayers $1.9 billion

  Calgary, AB: Alberta’s independent schools and home education saved taxpayers $1.9-billion over eight years, according to a new report commissioned by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) and Alberta-based Parents for Choice...
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September in review: Court action discontinued & new funding report

Bill 24 court action discontinued On September 20th, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) announced that the constitutional challenge to Bill 24 was discontinued because the primary sections of law being challenged no... Read more
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Where do we stand? Alberta's education landscape for a new school year

  Welcome to a new school year!   The education landscape in Alberta has certainly experienced some significant shifts since the end of June and PCE is here to provide you with an... Read more
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June in review: Consultations, questions and opportunities

Update: Bill 8, Education Amendment Act Bill 8 was introduced in the legislature on June 5th and is now in Committee of the Whole after passing second reading. You can view the progress... Read more
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Parents for Choice in Education seeks retraction of false MLA statements made in the Alberta Legislature

  During Question Period on June 13th, a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) made false statements on the public record about Parents for Choice in Education (PCE). PCE has submitted a... Read more
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Celebrating a step in the right direction: Bill 8

  Bill 8, the Education Amendment Act, is a step in the right direction in Alberta. We applaud the new government for introducing this legislation to amend the Education Act, which will,... Read more
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May in review: Uncertainty surrounds education funding and legislation

As May has drawn to a close, parents, school boards, teachers and principals have been left with more questions than answers, especially when it comes to the direction of education funding and... Read more
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Time sensitive: Prioritize proclamation promise

  Today, May 16, marks one month since Albertans elected a majority UCP government. While dangerous education laws created under the NDP still remain on the books, hope is on the horizon.... Read more
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April in review: New education minister & Alberta Court of Appeal decision

Premier Jason Kenney and Alberta’s new Education Minister Adriana LaGrange were officially sworn in this morning. Adriana LaGrange, MLA for Red Deer-North, previously served as a school trustee with Red Deer Catholic... Read more
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Beginning a new chapter in Alberta's education system with a UCP majority government

 Premier-elect Jason Kenney acknowledged in his victory speech that Albertans want their common sense values reflected in their government, including respect for Alberta’s tradition of school choice because “parents know better than... Read more
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