Education

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COVID-19: Masks now mandatory for students in Grade 4 and up, B.C. confirms

This puts B.C. in line with other provinces

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UPDATE: B.C. announces amendments to school mask mandate amid COVID surge

Other provinces have brought in more stringent mask mandates for students

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The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Mar 23, 2021
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.
A Grade 8 class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

COVID-19 vaccine priority groups alleviate concerns for Surrey frontline workers

Essential workers still waiting to find out specific details

A Grade 8 class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Annie Ohana, a teacher at L.A. Matheson Secondary, speaks to her Grade 8 class on Friday, 
as the district was preparing for its two-week spring break. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘We really had to change everything’: Surrey schools continue to adapt to COVID-19 changes

On March 17, 2020, in-class learning was suspended indefinitely as the pandemic first hit

Annie Ohana, a teacher at L.A. Matheson Secondary, speaks to her Grade 8 class on Friday, 
as the district was preparing for its two-week spring break. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Staff at L.A. Matheson Secondary take part in a “Red 4 BCEd” walk-in Tuesday morning (March 9, 2021). The walk-ins are meant to raise awareness for better health and safety protocols throughout B.C. schools. (Photo: Annie Ohana/Twitter)

Surrey teachers, staff take part in ‘Red 4 BCEd’ walk-ins

It’s meant to raise awareness for better health, safety protocols during the pandemic

Staff at L.A. Matheson Secondary take part in a “Red 4 BCEd” walk-in Tuesday morning (March 9, 2021). The walk-ins are meant to raise awareness for better health and safety protocols throughout B.C. schools. (Photo: Annie Ohana/Twitter)
President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is calling for teachers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Why it’s ‘urgent’ B.C. teachers get vaccinated from COVID-19 before summer

President Teri Mooring says not enough is being done to prevent virus transmission in schools

President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is calling for teachers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 5, 2021, the Surrey school district confirmed five more cases of a COVID-19 variant had been confirmed at five different schools. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

District sends out variant exposure notices to five Surrey schools

Superintendent says letters were issued March 3 and 4

A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 5, 2021, the Surrey school district confirmed five more cases of a COVID-19 variant had been confirmed at five different schools. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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Surrey Schools seeking community input for 2021-22 budget

Majority of it is pre-allocated, but room to address priorities in the community

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Teachers at Maple Green Elementary in Surrey stage a walk-in before school on Wednesday (March 3, 2021), as Fraser Health continues to announce variant exposure cases at Surrey schools throughout the district. (Submitted photo: Julia MacRae)

Surrey Teachers’ Association calls for district-specific COVID-19 safety measures

STA holds third and fourth walk-ins after multiple COVID-19 variant exposures

Teachers at Maple Green Elementary in Surrey stage a walk-in before school on Wednesday (March 3, 2021), as Fraser Health continues to announce variant exposure cases at Surrey schools throughout the district. (Submitted photo: Julia MacRae)
A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Six classes at four Surrey schools isolating after COVID-19 variants detected

District superintendent says schools given notices about variant exposures Monday night

A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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Eight Surrey students among 170 Horatio Alger scholarship winners in Canada

‘Need-based scholarships’ given to high school students

Photo posted to facebook.com/HoratioAlgerCA.
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Compensation fund opens for B.C. students negatively affected by incorrect exam marks

Marks for 2019 provincial exams were incorrectly tabulated

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Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Stress leave, tears and insomnia: B.C. teachers feel the strain of COVID-19

Teachers still adjusting to mask and cleaning rules, pressures from outside and within

Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)

New resource dives into 150 years of racist policy in B.C.

Racist history must be acknowledged in order to change, authors say

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)
NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Contributed to Kamloops This Week)

B.C. teen in turtleneck, lace-edged dress sent home from school for ‘inappropriate’ outfit

NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson was told the lace on the garment made it look like a slip dress

  • Feb 24, 2021
NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Contributed to Kamloops This Week)
Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)

Sexual health ‘master class’ for pre-teens offered online

‘The pressure is just so huge, even in Grade 5.’

Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Burnaby teacher disciplined for giving Grade 6 student a requested buzz cut

The student requested the buzz cut, but parents should have been asked, Commissioner said

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series on Duck is a multi-faceted educational tool for high school culinary arts students. (Kezia Nathe/ Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry)

Educational tool for B.C. high school culinary arts students shines spotlight on duck

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation launches multi-faceted Spotlight Series on Duck

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series on Duck is a multi-faceted educational tool for high school culinary arts students. (Kezia Nathe/ Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry)
Cambridge Elementary, which closed for two weeks in November 2020 for a COVID-19 outbreak, was one of three schools in which a team conducted an environmental health assessment to look at what could be contributing to the virus spread in schools. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Sometimes the guard is let down,’ superintendent says after COVID checks at Surrey schools

District’s health and safety assessment identifies some issues

Cambridge Elementary, which closed for two weeks in November 2020 for a COVID-19 outbreak, was one of three schools in which a team conducted an environmental health assessment to look at what could be contributing to the virus spread in schools. (Photo: Lauren Collins)