New “Innovation Schools’ to be used in BC

Selected schools in B.C. will become “innovation schools” that will serve as testing grounds for the type of personalized, flexible learning that the B.C. education system is moving toward. Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced the new B.C. Innovation Strategy at an event, B.C. Focus on Learning: Rising to the Global Challenge, hosted by the Ministry…

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Graduation rates on the rise in British Columbia

The number of B.C. students successfully completing Grade 12 is the highest it has ever been, with the most substantial increases among First Nations and special needs students, according to a report from the ministry of education. The six-year completion rate for all students ? the number of students who graduate within six years of…

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Vancouver Student Still Helping Vancouver Children

Jordan Sidoo, a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley, and formerly of St. George’s School in Vancouver was in the kitchen of Queen Alexandra elementary Thursday morning, serving pancakes to the families he and his family have helped support for three years. He was there, too, to give the proceeds from his online fundraising…

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