Should a Catholic school have a Muslim prayer room?

The move by one Ontario Catholic school to have a Muslim prayer room is causing a lot of controversy. Many Ontario Catholics are concerned about how recent government decisions are diluting the... Read more
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What is a Charter School?

Global recently did a great feature about Charter Schools. You can find it here: http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/charter+schools+offer+more+variety+within+alberta+education/6442710765/story.html. As the article notes, Alberta is the only province to allow Charter schools. In other provinces, this... Read more
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No Zero?

At the end of last week, Edmonton public school teacher Lynden Dorval was fired for insisting on giving students a mark of 0 when they fail to complete required work. Lynden's case... Read more
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Lawsuit Filed in Ontario over Parental Authority

A Hamilton-area father has announced that he is suing the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board over their decision to prevent him from pulling his children out of lessons which conflict with their family’s... Read more
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A Case for Classical Education

An article in 'First Things' caught my eye this morning, about how so-called 'Classical Education' is becoming increasingly popular. Classical education is a different pedagogic approach - it emphasizes a different set... Read more
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Teacher Contract Negotiations Ongoing

Contract negotiations are ongoing between the provincial government, school boards, and the Alberta Teacher's Association. Teacher compensation is not a central focus of our organization, but plays an important role in the... Read more
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MLAs Are Listening, Keep Calling

Congratulations to all of you who have been calling your MLAs, the education minister, and other politicians about the new education act, which we expect will be introduced this fall. MLAs have... Read more
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Reminder - Call Your MLA Today

Alberta's government caucus will be discussing the content of the new education act TOMORROW. We expect that the act will be introduced this fall. This act will touch on many different kinds... Read more
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Moving Documentary about School Choice in the US

A few years ago, I had a chance to see a 30 minute documentary called Let Me Rise about a program called the DC Opportunity Scholarship in the US. It is a... Read more
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Deputy Premier Grilled on Home Schooling

Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk recently met with community leaders in Taber, who expressed concern about how a new education act could negatively affect home schoolers. Lukaszuk claims that the current legislation has... Read more
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