More Ontario Madness - Toronto School Board Paints Communism in a Positive Light

We at PCE focus our efforts here in Alberta; however, we also think it is important to follow development in education in other provinces. What happens in other places can quickly be... Read more
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Fraser Institute Ranks Elementary Schools

The Fraser Institute is a BC-based think tank, and it has existed for about 40 years. One of their ongoing projects is to rank schools, based on publically-available data, in order to... Read more
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Alberta School Boards Association Offers Training to Trustee Candidates

School Board Trustee elections are coming up this fall, and Parents for Choice in Education is planning on playing an active role across the province helping to elect trustees who support parental... Read more
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4 Day School Week

The public school board in Fort McMurray is considering moving to a 4 day school week. The board faces a large deficit, and this would provide significant savings. The 4 school days... Read more
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The Economics of School Choice

A supporter of PCE recently sent me a great paper written by Caroline Hoxby about the economics of school choice programs. It's a great read. Hoxby explains well why some school choice... Read more
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Fiscal Situation Means 'Tough Choices' in Education

Alberta's provincial government has signaled that the provincial budget, scheduled to be released in early March, will include some 'tough choices'. Because of the status of energy revenues, the government will not... Read more
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PCE to Host Fundraising Dinner in Calgary with Michael Coren

Parents for Choice in Education will be hosting a fundraising dinner in Calgary on March 9th with TV host and best-selling author Michael Coren. Michael Coren speaks often about education issues on... Read more
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Ontario Update: New Premier Wants New Proposed Sex-Ed Curriculum Impose on All Schools

Ontario’s recently elected premier Kathleen Wynne has indicated that her administration will bring back a controversial sex-ed curriculum which was proposed by previous Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty. McGuinty shelved the program after... Read more
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Alberta Education Minister Talks Curriculum Changes

Speaking recently in Edson, Alberta's education minister Jeff Johnson suggested that curriculum needs to change and adapt with the times. His comments were covered in the Edson Leader, and you can read... Read more
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PCE to Exhibit at AHEA Conference

One of the organizations in Alberta which advocates for parental authority and choice in education is the Alberta Home Education Association (AHEA). AHEA represents the home education community in Alberta. On April... Read more
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Catholic Trustees Raise Awareness with "Faith in our Future" Campaign

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the value of a distinct Catholic school system. The right for Catholics to have a separate education... Read more
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Alberta's Education Minister Eyes 'Merit Pay' for Teachers

Alberta's Education Minister mused yesterday about creating a system of 'merit pay' for teachers in Alberta. This is the idea that 'better teachers' who go above and beyond the call of duty... Read more
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Catholic School Field Trip Planned to Campaign for Obama

A Catholic school in Ontario planned a field trip to campaign for Obama. This might be troubling to many Catholics, who see clear incongruities between the teachings of the Catholic Church and... Read more
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School in Whitecourt Offers Unique Alternative Delivery Model

A school in Whitecourt, recently featured in the 'Whitecourt Star' offers a unique approach to education which allows more students to take the courses they need to graduate. You can read about... Read more
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School Choice: Year in Review and Look Ahead

PCE recently came across a post on an American education blog - a school choice 'year in review', looking at trends in education and school choice south of the border. It's worth... Read more
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As Budget Tightens, Time to Focus on What Matters

Alberta is facing a fiscal squeeze. Having run a deficit for five years, the provincial government is now saying that they may run an operational deficit this year and need to look... Read more
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Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities Speak Out about School Choice

Liberal MLA Kent Hehr recently put forward a motion calling for an end to public funding for independent schools. We strongly oppose this motion, because it take an important element of school... Read more
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Lifesitenews challenges CBC on Home Education story

Lifesitenews has challenged CBC on a story they did recently about homeschooling in Alberta. The CBC story included a skit which poked fun at homeschooling, and interviews with various people involved with... Read more
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School Board Election Coming Soon

School Board Elections in Alberta are about a year away, but it is important for those who are interested in running to start getting ready now. School Board Trustees make many of... Read more
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"Kindergarten quandary" - PCE in the Edmonton Journal

A recent feature in the Edmonton Journal on mandatory and full-day kindergarten included comment from our Executive Director. You can read the story here. The article re-states our position - that mandatory... Read more
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Liberals Move to De-fund Independent Schools

Liberal MLA Kent Hehr has proposed a motion that will be discussed in the Legislature on Monday, Nov. 26.  The Motion reads: “Be it resolved that the Legislative Assembly urge the Government... Read more
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ASBA Defeats Sexual Orientation Motion

Earlier, we brought your attention to a motion which was to be debate by the Alberta School Boards Association regarding sexual orientation. The motion called for specific policies at the school board... Read more
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Education Act Passes

Alberta's new Education Act passed the legislature in the wee hours of this morning. It had the support of government and Wildrose MLAs, and was opposed by Liberal and NDP MLAs. (Liberal... Read more
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LifeSiteNews Coverage of PCE and ASBA’s 2 Contentious Motions

We’ve recently sought to bring attention to debates that the Alberta School Boards Association is having about mandatory full-day kindergarten and about how they go about addressing bullying of various groups within... Read more
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Don't Parents at Least Have a Right to Know?

A pro-life blog / news organization called LifeSiteNews.com recently sought access to a speech given about homosexuality and religion at a high school in Hamilton, ON. The school district acknowledged that they... Read more
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