Alberta arbitration outcomes result in no wage increases in cases involving ATA and UNA

Finance Minister Travis Toews says rulings made in a pair of arbitration cases involving the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the United Nurses of Alberta “reflect the current economic realities in the province.” Toews issued a news release late Friday afternoon…

Alberta NDP accuses UCP government of downplaying students’ improving test scores for political reasons

The Alberta NDP is accusing the province’s UCP government of playing politics by downplaying improvements in student test scores that it attributes to curriculum updates it initiated before the UCP formed government. The latest Provincial Achievement Test (PAT) results were…

Alberta unions react to provincial panel saying savings to be found in health, education

Union leaders are speaking out after a provincial panel said Alberta is overspending on things like health and education. As Sarah Komadina explains, unions are worried about what the recommendations means for their membership and their relationship with the government.

Alberta government cancels partnership with teachers’ association

The Alberta government has cancelled a partnership with the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) on provincial curriculum development. The ATA said it was notified by the government on Friday afternoon that the 2016 memorandum of understanding was being terminated. Story continues…

Calgary Board of Education budget calls for increased class sizes and layoffs

The Calgary Board of Education presented its 2019-2020 budget to trustees on Tuesday and it includes increased class sizes, layoffs and service cuts. The CBE is expecting an additional 1,800 students this fall but despite the growth, the new budget…

New Alberta education minister addresses teachers’ conference

Following a contentious election campaign, Alberta’s new education minister addressed the Alberta Teachers’ Association for the first time on Saturday. “I am deeply honoured and humbled to stand before you as the newly minted minister of education,” Adriana LaGrange told…

Alberta teachers create 400K sardine can postcards to stress issue of class size

The Alberta Teachers’ Association is using an unconventional campaign to draw attention to crowded classrooms ahead of the provincial election. Teachers will be distributing 400,000 postcards — that look like sardine cans with kids in them — across the province…

ATA cancels controversial guest scheduled to speak at Calgary Teachers’ Convention

The Alberta Teachers Association says it has cancelled a controversial guest scheduled to speak at the Calgary City Teachers’ Convention this week. The union’s president Greg Jeffery broke the news from an unverified tweeter account at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday. “After reviewing concerns…