Education

The St. James Grade 2 class, along with teachers Mr. Royal and Mrs. Kilarski, as well as parent volunteer Julie Useda outside at the school’s blessing box. (Contributed)

Grade 2 students feed less fortunate in Vernon

The students raised over $400 for the Upper Room Mission and local blessing box

 

Members of Save-On-Foods and the Starfish Backpack program (from left) Erica Davies, Mary Jackson, Nathan Murphy, Darryl O’Brian and Terry Trainer. (Contributed)

Grocer feeds hungry kids in Vernon, now Armstrong

Save-On-Foods supports Starfish Backpack program, providing weekly food to elementary students

 

Ishadiah Flores, Okanagan College electronics engineering technology student, works on equipment in class. (OC image)

Okanagan College gets a jolt in electronic donation

Alumnus Yael Cohen donating $80,000 to the school’s electronics engineering technology program

Ishadiah Flores, Okanagan College electronics engineering technology student, works on equipment in class. (OC image)
Penticton Indian Band. (Submitted logo)

School district hosting flag raising and renaming ceremony with Penticton Indian Band

PIB flag will be raised alongside Canada flag and the ICM building is getting a Syilx name

Penticton Indian Band. (Submitted logo)
South Surrey Grade 3 student Zhiji Dong has been honoured by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as “one of the brightest students in the world.” (Contributed photo)

B.C. Grade 3 student ‘one of world’s brightest’

Zhiji Dong was among highest scorers in Center for Talented Youth assessment

South Surrey Grade 3 student Zhiji Dong has been honoured by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as “one of the brightest students in the world.” (Contributed photo)
North Okanagan Shuswap School District trustees were given an update on a pair of pilot projects in B.C.’s Vancouver Island and Fraser Valley regions where seat belts have been installed on school buses. Transport Canada is a partner in the project along with the Association of School Transportation Services. (Black Press)

North Okanagan Shuswap district studies school bus seat belt project results

School buses in two provincial school districts have had seat belts installed as a pilot project

North Okanagan Shuswap School District trustees were given an update on a pair of pilot projects in B.C.’s Vancouver Island and Fraser Valley regions where seat belts have been installed on school buses. Transport Canada is a partner in the project along with the Association of School Transportation Services. (Black Press)
The proposed new gymnasium at Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Secondary School will take about 14 months to build. (School District 83 photo illustration)

Armstrong school gym likely ready for 2024-25 year

Tenders on PVSS gym replacement to be conducted in May; 14-month construction window ahead

The proposed new gymnasium at Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Secondary School will take about 14 months to build. (School District 83 photo illustration)
The team photo for the Aberdeen Hall ‘A’ senior boys team. (Contributed)

Kelowna basketball player looks to leave a new ‘Crumb’ trail with program scoring record

Aberdeen Hall’s Soren Crumb hit the mark in a game against the KSS Owls B team on Wednesday night.

The team photo for the Aberdeen Hall ‘A’ senior boys team. (Contributed)
CW4WAfghan hopes to bring higher education to Afghan women. (Photo courtesy of CW4WAfghan)

B.C. universities to support women in Afghanistan seeking education

Campaign calls for virtual enrollment options, financial aid

  • Feb 14, 2023
CW4WAfghan hopes to bring higher education to Afghan women. (Photo courtesy of CW4WAfghan)
The province is putting $2 million toward paramedics training to help address labour shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. delivers $2 million to bolster paramedics training, but gaps remain

Funding to help about 130 students across province, rural areas struggle more to attract staff

The province is putting $2 million toward paramedics training to help address labour shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

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
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

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

The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)
Directors of the Okanagan Learning Foundation welcome students, teachers and counsellors to use the new downtown space in support of youth. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Learning Foundation opens doors of education in Vernon

New downtown space available for students, teachers, counsellors

Directors of the Okanagan Learning Foundation welcome students, teachers and counsellors to use the new downtown space in support of youth. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Code Ninjas Kelowna owner Kirsten Kurjata says the first year in business has been busy and filled with support from the community. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Code Ninjas Kelowna passes level one

The business celebrated its first anniversary on Jan. 17

  • Jan 18, 2023
Code Ninjas Kelowna owner Kirsten Kurjata says the first year in business has been busy and filled with support from the community. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
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
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)
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)
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)