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B. C. teachers free to give students zeros for incomplete assignments

September 18, 2012

Teachers don’t like zeros any more than students do, but there are no rules in B.C. public schools that would stop them from giving a goose egg to a student who deserved it. Unlike Edmonton teacher Lynden Dorval, who was fired Friday after he ignored a school policy against awarding zeros for incomplete assignments, B.C. [...]

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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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Vancouver students may benefit from later school start

September 13, 2012
Vancouver students may benefit from later school start

About seven per cent of Vancouver high school students are late for school or skip out of their first class, but make it to the second period, according to Vancouver School Board data analyzed by CBC News. CBC | British Columbia News

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West Van students learn to navigate social media through ‘digital literacy’ programs

September 7, 2012

Like many of his peers at Caulfeild elementary school these days, Branson Laires is something of a young tech savant, at least compared to his parents. Internet technology plays an integral role in the 6th-grader’s academic life, whether it is exchanging ideas and materials with his classmates on the district’s internal social media network or [...]

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Students lobby for a voice in public education

September 6, 2012

High-school students around the country are pressing for policy changes that would guarantee them a voice in public education. They want all provinces and territories to follow the lead of Ontario and New Brunswick by creating student-trustee positions on every school board, and they’ve already received significant encouragement from the Vancouver board of education. Vancouver [...]

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