Class Size

Class Size

A concern I hear about on the doorsteps is the issue of large class sizes. I recently spoke to the mom of a six-year-old boy with specific and severe special needs who is in a crowded classroom with 29 students and one teacher’s aide! Though his mom loves his teacher...
Standardized Testing

Standardized Testing

One of the frequent questions I get asked is about standardized testing in schools. Standardized tests Alberta studnets take include the Canadian Achievement Test (CAT), Provincial Achievement Test (PAT), or Diploma examinations. Standardized tests are supposed to be...
Bring your voice to EPSB board meetings

Bring your voice to EPSB board meetings

I’ve been a longtime champion of getting regular, everyday people to raise their voices to decision makers. It is rewarding to see people expand their participation in civic life and shape decisions that are made for our communities. The impact is noticeable, too.  ...