Independent media needs you. Join the Tyee.

Education

news

A Tyee Series

How Vancouver Youth Feel about Life in ‘World’s Most Livable City’

A roundtable discussion with the next generation. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 23 Nov 2016


opinion

Christy Clark Just Got Laughed Out of the Supreme Court of Canada

Decision on class size, composition latest battle in long Socred/Liberal war on education.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Nov 2016


news

Teachers’ Union Wins Battle in Supreme Court of Canada

Top court restores contract provisions on class size, composition stripped by Liberal government.

By Katie Hyslop, 10 Nov 2016


news

How to Bring First Peoples into BC Classrooms

If done right, ‘we can have a fundamentally changed society,’ says educator Jo Chrona.

By Katie Hyslop, 3 Nov 2016


opinion

What Keeps Teachers on the Job? It’s Not Just about Salaries

Sometimes it helps to take a global perspective.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Nov 2016


news

What’s the Role of a School Trustee: Advocate or Steward?

The question, some say, is at the heart of Vancouver School Board’s latest pains.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Nov 2016


opinion

Seven Smart Education Promises for BC’s Next Government

It’ll be a central issue in May. So here’s my policy proposal for all parties.

By David Chudnovsky, 28 Oct 2016


opinion

The Causes and Consequences of BC’s Private School Growth

It’s fuelled by social and cultural anxieties. And the impacts are considerable.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Oct 2016


news

Why Is Government Increasing Funding for Private Special Needs Schools?

Increases renew debate on support for special needs kids in public system.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Oct 2016


opinion

The First Time Victoria Fired the Vancouver School Board

Recalling the day in May 1985 that ended board autonomy in BC.

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Oct 2016


news

‘Devastating’ if Provincial Trustee Closes Schools, Critics Say after VSB Firing

Education minister’s decision to axe school board raises fears.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 Oct 2016


opinion

How My Kids’ School Renewed My Belief in Democracy

It showed that when we commit to the process, however messy, what seems impossible becomes doable.

By Trish Garner, 22 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

In Prince Rupert, Good Times Gaming for Young and Old

In conversation with Rob Gruber, (dungeon) master of games for the six-to-76 set. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 16 Sep 2016


news

How to End Child Poverty, According to a Stanford Economist

Raj Chetty on ways to invest in kids for maximum impact. A Tyee interview.

By Katie Hyslop, 14 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

In Prince Rupert, Making Sure Salmon Stay in (Elementary) School

In conversation with French immersion teacher and confessed ‘salmon guy,’ Mike McDowall. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 14 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Bringing a Love of Movement to Northwest BC’s Wilderness

In conversation with Forest Parkour BC founder Wyatt Chandler. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 12 Sep 2016


opinion

Choosing Alternate Futures for Public Education

The trick isn’t to anticipate an inevitable fate, but to prepare students for a totally surprising one.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Sep 2016


culture

Four Times BC Teachers Took the Lead in History

A peek at BCTF’s upcoming centennial project reveals a union often ahead of its time.

By Jesse Donaldson, 5 Sep 2016


culture

What East Van’s Schools Can Teach Us

Author looks at what helps students learn – and what doesn’t work.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Sep 2016


tyeenews

Join The Tyee for ‘The Future of Public Education: Beyond the Headlines’

On Oct. 5, we’ll explore innovations and challenges in BC classrooms. Tickets on sale now!

By Jeanette Ageson, 31 Aug 2016