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First Vancouver high school eSport tournament draws large crowd

While international League of Legends championships can pack hundreds of thousands in major arenas across the world, it can also draw scores of youth into a Vancouver high school library. 365 more words


VSB chairperson vote could hinge on Green vote

The Vancouver School Board is now split, with four Vision trustees, four NPA trustees and one Green trustee. Sitting chairperson Patti Bacchus is a Vision trustee and has been the long-term chairperson. 147 more words

B.C. Education Report

Vancouver schools foster new generation of virtual athletes

Eight teams representing various Vancouver high schools are currently competing toe-to-toe for bragging rights and supremacy.

But instead of this competition taking place on a basketball court, soccer field or running track, a new generation of secondary school athletes are sitting behind keyboards, mice and computer screens. 305 more words


Parents suing Vancouver School Board over new transgender policy that lets students use any washroom

A group of Vancouver parents are taking the Vancouver School Board to court in a bid to quash a controversial policy that provides more support for transgender students. 405 more words


A Quick Win: Why Chevron funds public schools.

I’m astounded at the lack of skepticism about Chevron’s initiative to fund schools.

Let me say from the outset that public school children should be kept free from the influence of any corporate ideology. 595 more words

Search begins for new VSB superintendent

The Vancouver School Board has contracted with PFM Executive Search to hire a replacement for Superintendent Steve Cardwell, who is leaving to join the University of British Columbia’s faculty of education later this year. 188 more words

B.C. Education Report