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PROVINCE GRANTS $75,000 TO INSPIRE YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

Thu, 09 Apr 2009 00:00:46 GMT

VICTORIA – The Province is supporting democracy, citizenship and is inspiring students to be future voters with a $75,000 grant to the Student Vote organization, Education Minister Shirley Bond announced today.



STRONGSTART BC OUTREACH PROGRAM EXPANDS TO RURAL AREAS

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 23:32:23 GMT

PRINCE GEORGE – A new StrongStart BC Outreach program is now operating in the Prince George school district in order to reach as many preschool-age children as possible, announced Education Minister and Prince George-Mount Robson MLA Shirley Bond and Prince George North MLA Pat Bell.



EDUCATION AGREEMENT TO HELP SOOKE STUDENTS

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 00:36:24 GMT

SOOKE – Officials from the Sooke Board of Education and the Ministry of Education joined local First Nations communities to celebrate the signing of British Columbia’s 44th Aboriginal education enhancement agreement to improve Aboriginal student achievement.



OLIVER SCHOOL TO HOST A NEIGHBOURHOOD OF LEARNING

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 17:32:20 GMT

OLIVER – Education and community services will be brought together in a single hub as Southern Okanagan Secondary becomes part of the Neighbourhoods of Learning initiative, Penticton-Okanagan Valley MLA Bill Barisoff announced.



PROVINCE EXTENDS STUDENT WORKSAFE COVERAGE

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 19:52:39 GMT

VICTORIA – Students in British Columbia independent schools who participate in unpaid work experience opportunities to meet graduation requirements will now have their WorkSafeBC fees covered by the Province just like students in the public school system, Chilliwack-Sumas MLA John Les announced.



KENT STRONGSTART BC CENTRE OPEN FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 20:42:34 GMT

AGASSIZ – Chilliwack-Kent MLA Barry Penner joined Fraser-Cascade district Board of Education chair Al Fraser, parents, caregivers and district staff at the official opening of the Province’s StrongStart BC early learning centre at Kent Elementary school.



B.C. INVESTS $55M FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL PROJECTS IN VERNON

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 19:46:24 GMT

VERNON – The Province is investing more than $55 million to replace Vernon Secondary and Coldstream Elementary, creating up to 354 jobs as part of the Province’s $14-billion public infrastructure program, Okanagan-Vernon MLA Tom Christensen announced.



EDUCATION FUNDING RISES DESPITE DECLINING ENROLMENT

Fri, 13 Mar 2009 19:32:26 GMT

VICTORIA – School districts will see an additional $84 million in operating funding over last year, the highest funding level ever, despite the continuing trend of declining enrolment, Education Minister Shirley Bond announced.



PROVINCIAL FUNDING IMPROVES SELKIRK CAMPUS

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 16:46:20 GMT

NELSON – The Province is investing more than $432,000 in Selkirk College for two new initiatives – one to improve energy efficiency at the Silver King campus, and one to provide spaces for 18 more students in the Electrical Entry Program, announced Advanced Education and Labour Market Development Minister Murray Coell.