Patti Bacchus Feed en Horgan keeps his promise to restore adult education funding Adults who’ve graduated from high school will be able to take fee-free high-school upgrade courses again thanks to B.C.’s new NDP government. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion adult education VSB Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:55:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23617 at Vancouver school board by-election set for October 14 and no, I'm not running Education Minister Rob Fleming announced Thursday that Vancouver voters will get a chance to elect new school trustees. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion VSB by-election Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:45:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23615 at Government cabinet picks bode well for public education and Vancouver schools Rob Fleming, BC's new minister of education, is the former opposition critic. He knows the file well and can get to work quickly.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC Government Public Education Rob Fleming Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:18:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23607 at A “to-do” list for BC's new education minister Patti Bacchus has some advice for whomever gets the job. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC Government Education Minister Vancouver School Board VSB Fri, 07 Jul 2017 01:33:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23597 at Teachers say new NDP government needs to clean up BC's offshore school program — here’s how About 100 B.C. -certified teachers face expulsion from South Korea for allegedly having the wrong visas to work at B.C.-certified offshore schools. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion education off-shore schools Sun, 02 Jul 2017 02:18:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23593 at Teachers say VSB isn’t complying with restored contact language — could lead to September school disruptions Following the BCTF court win at the Supreme Court of Canada, teachers say the VSB isn’t getting enough funding to hire more teachers <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion BC public schools Teachers VSB Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:13:00 +0000 Patti Bacchus 23591 at 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