Patti Bacchus Feed en School closures off the table along with Christy Clark’s flip flops The VSB’s $1.5 billion capital plan request to government all but takes school closures off the table, despite the district being governed by a B.C. Liberal government-appointed trustee <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion School Closures VSB Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:04:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23589 at The VSB is closing an adult education centre despite NDP/Green promise to restore program funding The VSB’s appointed trustee is pushing ahead with closing the “Mainstreet” adult education centre at Gladstone Secondary at the end of the month despite NDP & Green pledges to restore funding. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News adult education VSB budget 2010 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:10:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23586 at Help wanted for a super (tough) VSB job With last week’s announcement that the Vancouver School Board’s superintendent is leaving, the preliminary work to find his replacement is already underway. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Superintendent VSB Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:28:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23585 at Going to kindergarten isn't always as easy as it should be Parents are sometimes shocked to discover they can’t get their child into their neighbourhood school for kindergarten. Here’s why. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:58:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23582 at The “GreenDP” is great news for public education VO Contributing Education Editor Patti Bacchus on why the NDP and Green party power-sharing agreement is a best-case scenario for B.C.’s public schools <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion education Wed, 31 May 2017 16:23:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23577 at Do we need school dress codes? The dress code debate seems to come around each year with the warm weather. What’s it really about? <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion education school dress codes school uniforms schools Wed, 24 May 2017 04:51:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23570 at Thoughts on the election and education, French immersion spaces, a little yellow school house, and bans I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like the election was a lot more than a week ago. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC election education Thu, 18 May 2017 04:17:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23566 at What do the BC election results mean for public education? A lot of people scratching their heads this morning and wondering what the election results mean. Patti Bacchus, looks at what's in store for public education.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion 2017 BC election education Thu, 11 May 2017 01:32:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23559 at Christy Clark made education a key election issue — finally! In the 2009 and 2013 election campaigns education was rarely mentioned in debates or in news coverage. This election is different. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Election 2017 education Thu, 04 May 2017 06:31:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23552 at "We are scared and we feel abandoned" —Teachers at BC-certified school in South Korea plead for help from government Fourteen “BC-certified” teachers who work at a B.C. Ministry of Education-certified offshore school have been ordered to leave South Korea. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Offshore school Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:28:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23544 at