Education

Teacher Brent Mansfield poses for a photograph outside Lord Roberts Elementary School in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday December 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver elementary school to dump name of lord linked to Boer War, other atrocities

Community-based renaming committee now must present a final report to school board for its decision

 

Coast Mountains School District 82 Superintendent of Schools Aaron Callaghan confirmed the teacher is no longer employed with SD82. (File photo)

Anti-vax outburst lands ex-northwest B.C. teacher in hot water

Secondary teacher who stormed cafeteria vaccine clinic no longer employed by school district

 

The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ex-Langley teacher made child cry, talked about how awful class was in front of kids

The teacher has been disciplined – again – by the Teacher Regulation authorities

 

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AT YOUR SERVICE: Trustees divided on question of socializing kids

Question-and-answer feature calls on those elected to office in Langley

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Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. A new report from Statistics Canada says that visible minorities are more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma but less likely to find jobs that offer the same pay and benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Statistics Canada finds people of colour generally more educated but paid less

Many racialized populations had levels of education well above the national average

Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. A new report from Statistics Canada says that visible minorities are more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma but less likely to find jobs that offer the same pay and benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)
FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, William “Rick” Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In the wake of the college admissions bribery scandal, experts say there’s little evidence that it stirred significant change in the world of college admissions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Wealth looms big as ever in post-scandal US college admissions

‘Privilege is just really baked into the system in many ways’

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, William “Rick” Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In the wake of the college admissions bribery scandal, experts say there’s little evidence that it stirred significant change in the world of college admissions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)

Room clears, hitting, bottle throwing: Langley teacher talks stress of disruptive students

Teacher says there’s not enough support for troubled kids or staff

The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)
Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Labour shortage prompts first Lower Mainland school district to hire uncertified teachers

Chilliwack teachers’ union says the unprecedented move is ‘extremely disruptive’ for students

Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
This is a locator map for Afghanistan with its capital, Kabul. (AP Photo)

Taliban say women banned from universities in Afghanistan

Women also restricted from most employment and ordered to wear head-to-toe clothing in public

This is a locator map for Afghanistan with its capital, Kabul. (AP Photo)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: Trustees hope Santa can deliver more provincial funding this holiday season

Question-and-answer feature calls on those elected to office in Langley

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The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)

Abbotsford school trustees defend 24% pay increase by previous board

Annual figure jumps to about $239K due to recent changes to remuneration policy, inflation rate

The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)
October 28, 2022 -  Hayley Picard photographed on the grounds of Queen Margaret's School in Duncan for Boulevard CI.   Don Denton photo

Secrets and lives with Hayley Picard

From the Vancouver Olympics to Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School

  • Dec 12, 2022
October 28, 2022 -  Hayley Picard photographed on the grounds of Queen Margaret's School in Duncan for Boulevard CI.   Don Denton photo
Julia Levy poses in this undated handout photo. Levy, British Columbia’s newest Rhodes scholar, will pursue a master’s degree in computational chemistry, but she says it’s also an “incredible opportunity” as a trans woman to give back to her community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ilme Vysniauskaite *MANDATORY CREDIT*

B.C.’s Julia Levy is Canada’s first trans woman Rhodes Scholar

Levy will head to Oxford University in England next October for the fully funded scholarship

Julia Levy poses in this undated handout photo. Levy, British Columbia’s newest Rhodes scholar, will pursue a master’s degree in computational chemistry, but she says it’s also an “incredible opportunity” as a trans woman to give back to her community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ilme Vysniauskaite *MANDATORY CREDIT*
The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)

School absences up across Langley this fall

Flu, RSV, and COVID all circulating, as substitute teachers in short supply

The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)
Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. school district troubled by vaping students

Mission superintendent Angus Wilson says students leaving classes to vape is impacting their capacity to learn and focus

Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students make their way to the first day of school at Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teachers strongly approve three-year contract with pay boost, added benefits

British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. Nearly…

Students make their way to the first day of school at Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. British Columbia’s public school teachers have ratified a new three-year contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Art was out clearing snow off the sidewalk in front of Kingdom Hall in Aldergrove on Wednesday morning. “I’m a volunteer ” he explained. “After this I’m going home to clear my drive.” (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Schools closed in Langley as snow snarls roads

Slushy snow caused the Langley School District to shut down for a day

  • Nov 30, 2022
Art was out clearing snow off the sidewalk in front of Kingdom Hall in Aldergrove on Wednesday morning. “I’m a volunteer ” he explained. “After this I’m going home to clear my drive.” (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The newly-elected Langley school board is, left to right, Trustees Joel Neufeld, Holly Dickinson, Tony Ward, Chair Candy Ashdown, Charlie Fox, Marnie Wilson, and Sarb Rai. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Ashdown new chair of Langley school board

New board of trustees has been sworn in to start a four-year term

The newly-elected Langley school board is, left to right, Trustees Joel Neufeld, Holly Dickinson, Tony Ward, Chair Candy Ashdown, Charlie Fox, Marnie Wilson, and Sarb Rai. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)