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Alberta budget 2021: Province says it won't 'penalize' school boards for lower enrolment, but nearly 2,000 jobs lost to pandemic won't return
Edmonton Journal
Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said schools will not see a reduction in funding as a result of low enrolment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said schools will not see a reduction in funding as a result of low enrolment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Postmedia, file
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Alberta’s K-12 education funding will remain relatively consistent next school year, but nearly 2,000 education jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic are likely not coming back.


Budget 2021 Leaves Education in the Lurch for Funding Details

ATA News Release
The devil will be in the details for education funding in the 2021/22 school year, says ATA president Jason Schilling in response to today’s provincial budget. The government will not be releasing s


Edmonton Catholic Schools will offer online learning for 2021-22 school year

Edmonton Sun - February 22, 2021

to enrol their children in online classes or in-person learning.ECSDspokeswoman Christine Meadows said this will not be an official...



Teachers and bus drivers question exclusion from vaccine eligibility; Blaming the feds for shortages, Kenney acknowledged some groups are left out

Calgary Herald (Print Edition) - Jason Herring - February 22, 2021

Nearly 1.8 million Albertans will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Phase 2 of the province's rollout, slated to begin in April.

But some groups who have worked on the front lines throughout the pandemic are questioning why they've been left out of Alberta's plans....


Black, Indigenous, low-income students more likely to struggle at school, says report

Simcoe Reformer - Michelle Ruby - February 23, 2021

Data collected by the Grand Erie District School Board indicate that certain subgroups of students have consistently lower or higher marks than the board average.The data show that students who identify as Black and Indigenous and those from lower socio-economic situations and from the LGBTQ+ community have


Black history teaching in Alberta comes up short, advocates say

rdnewsNOW - Josh Hall - February 23, 2021

studentat École Lacombe Junior High School, says her start to Black History Month was disappointing. “On February 2, a Tuesday, my...


Alberta’s education minister is taking applications for her next Youth Council

Red Deer Advocate - Lana Michelin - February 19, 2021

perspectives on education issues, states anAlberta Educationrelease. Students can apply on theAlbertaEducation’s websit...


Variants in Alberta schools: how much spread there’s actually been

Global News - February 17, 2021

disease experts have a warning. As Lauren Pullen reports, theAlberta Teachers Associationis pushing the province for a proactive plan.

Sourced by Mark Milne and Hannah Graham at the ATA, this post was compiled by Reuben Mahaffy, LPEO of Parkland Teachers Local 10.