In April 2012, the B.C. government announced a new $5 million Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP) for school districts for energy-efficiency projects that will lower their carbon emissions. read more
Aiden is seven years old, and at the beginning of the school year last fall his family was worried about his reading. Now, because of his teacher's expertise in literacy, Aiden is excited to read - especially books about Star Wars. read more
In June 2012, Premier Christy Clark announced the 10-point ERASE Bullying Strategy, the most comprehensive anti-bullying and threat assessment strategy in Canada. To date, significant progress has been made in implementing and advancing the strategy throughout B.C. read more
This government has announced a proposed new framework to bring about 10 years of labour peace with B.C. teachers. We have a great education system in this province, but wherever I travel in B.C. people tell me that it is time we put students first.
Now that Bill 22, the Education Improvement Act, has been passed by the legislature, teachers' strike action will be suspended and a mediator will be appointed to work with the BC Teachers' Federation and the BC Public School Employers Association toward a negotiated agreement. read more
Since being appointed Education Minister last March, I've had the pleasure of visiting 95 schools and half of the province's 60 school districts. I've met with hundreds of teachers, students, parents and administrators. read more
Feb. 1, 2012 Ministry of Education The teachers' union is running an advertisement claiming that "B.C. has 12,000 overcrowded classrooms..." The reality is that 95 per cent of public school classes in B.C. had 30 or fewer students, and... read more