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by Erin Perkins on Monday Aug 20 2012

North Vancouver primary teacher Ian Cunliffe spent the past weekend running through the Boundary as part of his 22 Marathons Against Bill 22 campaign across B.C.

He is running the width of the province over 22 days as a public protest against Bill 22, which was recently introduced in the provincial legislature in response to the year-long labour dispute between the government and the B....

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 08 2012

There's a new post-secondary school in the West Kootenay.

Well, technically, it's an upgrade of Selkirk College as the local school has brought together three program areas that reflect different aspects of the arts.

The new School of the Arts includes Digital Arts and New Media, Contemporary Music and Technology, and Craft programming that was previously under Kootenay School of...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 25 2012

The School Works Program pilot, which began its successful run in February, is being offered again this fall to Basin-based businesses and organizations.

School Works provides an $8/hour wage subsidy to encourage small businesses and non-profit, First Nation and public sector organizations in the Basin to provide part-time employment for full-time high school and post-secondary...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 05 2012

The BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the province’s public boards of education have ratified the tentative collective agreement reached with the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) on June 26 said Melanie Joy, Chair of the BCPSEA Board.

“Representatives of boards of education attended a meeting in Richmond today to discuss the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 30 2012

Teachers made it official Friday, although the results of the final vote were less than overwhelming.

The province's 40,000-plus members voted to ratify the agreement-in-committee reached on Tuesday, June 26 with the government’s bargaining agent, the BC Public School Employers’ Association.

In a province-wide vote conducted Wednesday to Friday (June 27–29), a total of 21,044...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 27 2012

Generally in a contract dispute, both sides generally give a little to get a deal.

Not so in the dispute between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the British Columbia Public School Employers' Association said BCTF president Susan Lambert.

 “After a long and difficult round of negotiations, we were compelled into this process under threat of huge fines and further punitive...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 27 2012

“Sino-Canadian Selkirk College of Taiyuan Normal University”: this sign rests on the side of a building at Taiyuan Normal University (TNU) in Taiyuan, China.  The three-year English diploma program housed in this building represents a unique collaboration between TNU and Selkirk College in British Columbia.  

TNU develops and delivers the curriculum, which focuses on Applied English for...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 26 2012

There's a sign on the side of the building at Taiyuan Normal University (TNU) in Taiyuan, China, that reads — Sino-Canadian Selkirk College of Taiyuan Normal University.

The reason for the sign comes from a unique collaboration between TNU and Castlegar's Selkirk College which offers a three-year English diploma program.

TNU develops and delivers the curriculum, which focuses on...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Jun 21 2012

Beginning this September parents who choose to send their children to a school outside of the catchment area where they live will have to pay $20 a month or $200 a year for busing expenses, said school district superintendent Jeff Jones.

Last year the district had 500 students, or roughly 10 per cent of the student population, who attended schools, by choice, outside of the catchment...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Jun 21 2012

The School District 8 Kootenay Lake Education Board faced a room of more than 60 concerned teachers, parents and students demanding they review their budget priorities during the regular meeting, Tuesday, June 19.

“A lot of teachers voiced concern about the way in which the board has handled the budget,” said Nelson and District Teachers’ Association president Tom Newell.

Newell...

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