CBE 2017-18 Budget

The 2017-18 Calgary Board of Education budget was made public on June 9 and was presented to trustees for questioning at the June 13 public board meeting. While the budget is 189 pages long, the first 32 pages are an executive summary that provides a great overview of the document. The…

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Transportation & Bell Time Changes

While the CBE has sent out a lot of information around transportation and bell time changes for September, there still appears to be confusion around which decisions were made provincially, and which were made by the CBE. Provincial decisions Regulations around which students are considered to be eligible for transportation:…

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Trustee Election 2017

This October, there will be a municipal election where the citizens of Calgary will get to vote for their Mayor, City Councillor and School Board Trustee. While trustees are obligated to serve in the best interests of the entire city, and not just the city wards in which they are…

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Reading up on PISA 2015

Every three years since 2000 a sample of 15 year olds in Alberta have participated in an international test, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The results for the most recent 2015 test were released a couple of months ago…

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