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Metro Vancouver high schools unlikely to delay start times to satisfy sleepy students

September 14, 2012

The early start times at B.C. secondary schools might benefit teachers and other employees but they aren’t in best interest of students, says the past president of the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils. Ann Whiteaker says the unwillingness of schools to delay start times, despite brain research indicating most teenagers don’t function well early [...]

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B.C. residents agree public schools broken, says online survey

September 11, 2012
B.C. residents agree public schools broken, says online survey

A majority of British Columbians agree the public education system is broken, according to results of questions asked in an Angus Reid online survey on behalf of CBC. CBC | British Columbia News

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Flipped classrooms create magic and controversy in B.C. schools

September 7, 2012

Veteran high-school teacher Carolyn Durley is a pro at delivering lectures from the front of her class and after two decades of teaching, she knows what her students need to learn to pass provincial exams. But in recent years, Durley began to wonder if she was serving her pupils well as “the sage on the [...]

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B.C. schools strive to open lines of communication with parents

September 5, 2012

An Abbotsford principal is cancelling his school’s monthly newsletter as part of an effort to improve communications with parents. Dexter Horton said the newsletter took too much time to prepare and often didn’t make it home with kids. Instead, he and his staff at Clayburn middle school will deliver more frequent messages to parents using [...]

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B.C. schools strive to open lines of communication with parents

September 5, 2012

An Abbotsford principal is cancelling his school’s monthly newsletter as part of an effort to improve communications with parents. Dexter Horton said the newsletter took too much time to prepare and often didn’t make it home with kids. Instead, he and his staff at Clayburn middle school will deliver more frequent messages to parents using [...]

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