Addressing Bullying in our Schools

The tragic suicide of BC teen Amanda Todd has put the issue of bullying back into the public spot-light. Bullying has always been a problem, but modern technology puts many new and... Read more
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Virtual Schools

While families living in rural areas have historically not had the kinds of educational choices available to them that exist in urban areas, the internet and the emergence of virtual schooling are... Read more
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Can Catholic Schools Be Catholic?

A furor is emerging in Ontario about whether or not Catholic schools can teach Catholic teaching, in cases where those teaching may be deemed to contradict current ideas about human rights. It... Read more
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LifeSiteNews Covers Parents for Choice in Education

LifeSiteNews, a prominent Canadian socially conservative news website, has written a great article about our work at Parents for Choice in Education. You can read the article here. We thank them for... Read more
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Do PATs work?

In a recent editorial, the Rocky View Weekly called for more innovative testing instruments, suggesting that the current Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) are old-fashioned and do not effectively measure student progress. You... Read more
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AB Ed Report - How are we doing?

Alberta Education recently put out a report, measuring the progress of the province's education system and of individual boards in areas such as achievement test results, parental involvement, and dropout rates. You... Read more
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Politics in the Classroom

Sun News is reporting that the BC Teacher's Federation has put out a new lesson plan which involves presenting one side (and only one side) of the debate about the Northern Gateway... Read more
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Gay School

A former student trustee in Toronto has recently proposed that the Toronto District School Board create a gay-centric school in Toronto. The school would be open to all, but would focus specifically... Read more
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'Free Schools' Growing in US and UK

Evidence from the United States and the United Kingdom shows that giving schools more independence and flexibility can significantly increase their effectiveness. As explained in this Economist article (at the bottom of... Read more
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Some Good Advice from Brian Lilley on why School Boards Matter

This is a great clip from Brian Lilley about the importance of being involved in local school board politics. Often people spend so much of their time paying attention to the 'big... Read more
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