Education

Armstrong Elementary School is currently home to students from kindergarten to Grade 5. That could be reconfigured from K-to-Grade 4 if the North Okanagan-Shuswap school district follows through with its long-range facilities plan. (amsas/neden photo)

Options narrowed down for Armstrong-Enderby schools

School District 83 continues long-range facilities planning

Armstrong Elementary School is currently home to students from kindergarten to Grade 5. That could be reconfigured from K-to-Grade 4 if the North Okanagan-Shuswap school district follows through with its long-range facilities plan. (amsas/neden photo)
The University of Ottawa campus is quiet, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. The federal government announced funding for post-secondary students affected by Covid-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Post-secondary students requiring practical skills concerned about education

Many Canadian students concerned about how practicums could be affected when classes resume

The University of Ottawa campus is quiet, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. The federal government announced funding for post-secondary students affected by Covid-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vernon Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Thoresn has been reading books to toddlers virtually through the Okanagan Regional Library’s YouTube channel. (YouTube screenshot)

Visit the Vernon library without leaving home

Online services expanded as branch remains closed

Vernon Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Thoresn has been reading books to toddlers virtually through the Okanagan Regional Library’s YouTube channel. (YouTube screenshot)
Vernon parents surveyed on plans to send kids back to school

Vernon parents surveyed on plans to send kids back to school

Restart plan includes June 1 back to school, part time, possibly full for essential workers

Vernon parents surveyed on plans to send kids back to school
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

Teachers should be prepared to provide ‘trauma-informed practices’ in response to students’ needs

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
VIDEO: Dr. Bonnie Henry offers words of encouragement to B.C.’s 2020 graduating class

VIDEO: Dr. Bonnie Henry offers words of encouragement to B.C.’s 2020 graduating class

B.C.’s provincial health officer voiced support for parents and students during this unprecedented time

VIDEO: Dr. Bonnie Henry offers words of encouragement to B.C.’s 2020 graduating class
The Okanagan Indian Band is providing an educational supplement to member families with young students to help with costs associated with at-home learning, Friday, May 1, 2020. (Stock photo)

Okanagan Indian Band offers financial support for students learning at home

OKIB members can apply for up to $500 support on educational expenses during the pandemic

The Okanagan Indian Band is providing an educational supplement to member families with young students to help with costs associated with at-home learning, Friday, May 1, 2020. (Stock photo)
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B.C. teacher suspended for 15 days for sharing ‘Stop SOGI 123’ pamphlets with PAC member

Teacher will also have her licence suspended on Sept. 24, 2020

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(Black Press Media files)

‘We don’t have a date’: Some B.C. kids might return to school before summer, but focus is on fall

Children of essential workers will be prioritized, Dr. Henry said

(Black Press Media files)
Schools deliver 600 laptops to Vernon students

Schools deliver 600 laptops to Vernon students

Technological hurdles overcome as classrooms continue at home

Schools deliver 600 laptops to Vernon students
Nelson’s Teresa Wiedrick has home schooled her four children for over a decade. From left: Madelyn Wiedrick, Hannah, Zachary, Jim, Teresa and Rachel. Photo: Louis Bockner

From classroom to the living room: B.C. homeschooler has advice for parents

Teresa Wiedrick has already learned what many parents are trying to work out during the pandemic

Nelson’s Teresa Wiedrick has home schooled her four children for over a decade. From left: Madelyn Wiedrick, Hannah, Zachary, Jim, Teresa and Rachel. Photo: Louis Bockner
B.C.’s Premier John Horgan won’t set a date for schools to re-open, but says that if COVID-19 cases start to lessen it could be an option. (Pixabay photo)

Preliminary talks underway for ‘potentially’ reopening schools, pending OK from B.C.’s top doc

Premier John Horgan said it depends on how COVID-19 progresses in the coming weeks

B.C.’s Premier John Horgan won’t set a date for schools to re-open, but says that if COVID-19 cases start to lessen it could be an option. (Pixabay photo)
Laptops, supports for students in need at Vernon school district

Laptops, supports for students in need at Vernon school district

WATCH: Superintendent delivers first video message to students and families

Laptops, supports for students in need at Vernon school district
Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19

K-12 educators will receive access this month, up to individual districts whether they use it or not

Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)

Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home

Games, culture and vocabulary included in new virtual resources

Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)
Vernon School District creates alternative plan amid pandemic

Vernon School District creates alternative plan amid pandemic

School buildings in district will not reopen as hoped on Monday, after spring break, due to pandemic

Vernon School District creates alternative plan amid pandemic
The Vernon School District has offered up tips and advice for helping kids deal with stress anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon School District offers parents tips on managing kids’ stress anxiety

Three educators, doctor pen letter telling parents excessive worry over COVID-19 ‘is not normal’

The Vernon School District has offered up tips and advice for helping kids deal with stress anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic. (Morning Star - file photo)
UPDATE: Schools to connect with families by April 3

UPDATE: Schools to connect with families by April 3

Plans to continue education on track for district’s 8,500 students as teachers return to school next week

UPDATE: Schools to connect with families by April 3
Taylor Arthur Attrill invited students to follow him on social media while working in the Burnaby School District between June 2017 and May 2018. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. teacher gets lifetime ban for sending sexual messages to Grade 7, 8 students

Taylor Arthur Attrill never allowed to be a teacher in B.C. again

Taylor Arthur Attrill invited students to follow him on social media while working in the Burnaby School District between June 2017 and May 2018. (Pixabay photo)
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Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!