Education

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

 

A COVID-19 cases was reported at Langley Fine Arts School earlier in Feburary. (undated Google Maps image)

‘Emergency’ school teams to respond to COVID cases

The province announced the new teams will be based out of Surrey

 

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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

 

Charlie Fox was leading as of 9 p.m. with five of six main polls and one advance poll reporting. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

UPDATED: Fox expected to become new Langley school trustee

With all but the mail-in ballots counted, Fox was being acknowledged as the winner

Charlie Fox was leading as of 9 p.m. with five of six main polls and one advance poll reporting. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: No vote, no complaining

If you aren’t going to vote in the byelection, we hope you aren’t interested in local politics at all

  • Feb 27, 2021
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
School board chair Rod Ross voted on the Langley School District’s annual budget on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The budget was impacted by the pandemic in several ways. (YouTube/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Pandemic means less overseas student revenue for Langley School District

The board of education approved its annual budget Feb. 23

School board chair Rod Ross voted on the Langley School District’s annual budget on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The budget was impacted by the pandemic in several ways. (YouTube/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University announced this week that 64 more health care assistant spaces will be opened at the school. (KPU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

KPU to train more health workers for seniors care homes

Provincial funding means 64 more spaces for students

Kwantlen Polytechnic University announced this week that 64 more health care assistant spaces will be opened at the school. (KPU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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)
Langley District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) asked several questions to the seven candidates in the Langley School Board byelection. (DPAC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Will you be voting for the new trustee joining the Langley school board?

Voting takes place 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27

  • Feb 25, 2021
Langley District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) asked several questions to the seven candidates in the Langley School Board byelection. (DPAC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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)
Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Langley Township deputy elections officer Bob Wilson said 376 people voted in person at advance polls in this month’s byelection. (Langley Advance Times files)

Few votes cast so far in Langley school board byelection

Fewer than 400 people have voted early or by mail so far

Langley Township deputy elections officer Bob Wilson said 376 people voted in person at advance polls in this month’s byelection. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) asked several questions to the seven candidates in the Langley School Board byelection. (DPAC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

School board byelection candidates answer DPAC questions

The District Parents Advisory Council quizzed the candidates about their views

Langley District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) asked several questions to the seven candidates in the Langley School Board byelection. (DPAC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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)
Foundation Skills Assessment tests are given to Grades 4 and 7 but the teachers’ union is arguing that the results will not be valid due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Teachers’ union head encourages parents to opt out of FSA tests

Teri Mooring said a pandemic is no time for standardized testing and results will be skewed

  • Feb 21, 2021
Foundation Skills Assessment tests are given to Grades 4 and 7 but the teachers’ union is arguing that the results will not be valid due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)
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)
Create a design for a blank bag and it could adorn hundreds of bags to be sold as a fundraiser for the Langley School District Foundation’s Food For Thought program, organized by Chloe Kim of Walnut Grove Secondary. (Chloe Kim/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley student’s tote bag contest will help feed hungry kids

Walnut Grove Secondary’s Chloe Kim began with an idea for a school project

Create a design for a blank bag and it could adorn hundreds of bags to be sold as a fundraiser for the Langley School District Foundation’s Food For Thought program, organized by Chloe Kim of Walnut Grove Secondary. (Chloe Kim/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Brad Richter and Candy Ashdown (top left and center) hosted the seven candidates for the Langley school board by-election on Wednesday, Feb. 17. (Zoom)

Trustee candidates put best foot forward at all-candidates meeting

The virtual gathering gave candidates a chance to speak to voters before Feb. 27.

Brad Richter and Candy Ashdown (top left and center) hosted the seven candidates for the Langley school board by-election on Wednesday, Feb. 17. (Zoom)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley PACs set to quiz school board candidates

There is a byelection coming up on Feb. 27

Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)