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.  ...
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Julie has knocked on thousands of doors. People ask her all great questions. Here are some of her answers. Q: Do you live in Ward F? A: YES! I live in the Queen Alexandra neighbourhood, and have since 2007.   Q: What’s your education background? A: I hold a...
World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day.  If you or someone you know has suicide-related behaviours or thoughts please reach out for help. You can call the CMHA Distress Line at 780-482-4357 at any time of day.  The Canadian Association for...