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Outgoing public school board chair wants to end 'education property tax designation illusion'

The outgoing chair of the Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) wants Alberta to eliminate the designation of education property taxes.

“Many Albertans are still under the illusion that where they designate their education property taxes (public, separate, undeclared) makes a financial impact on the money to hire teachers, buy computers or build new schools,” Michael Janz wrote in a blog post Tuesday. 1,000 more words

Politics

100 Days of School, 100 Days Smarter

Students at Guardian Angels Regional School lower campus (Pre-K -3rd Grade) celebrated “100 Days of School, 100 Days Smarter”, today, February 15th.  The students have started their countdown to summer break.   7 more words

Students

The Holistic Development of a Child: The True Purpose of Education

“It is within the family where children are raised and formed as human beings. The parental role in this human formation is governed by love, a love which places itself at the service of children to draw forth from them (“e-ducere”) the best that is in them and which “finds its fullest expression precisely in the task of educating.” 754 more words

Catholic Schools

The Catholic School in the Year of the Parish


I would like to thank Msgr. Mike Veneracion for giving me the opportunity to share my reflections during your Mid-Year General Assembly with its theme, “Catholic Schools and Parishes: Communities of Faith, Learning and Service. 3,865 more words

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Bishop Announces Plans To Merge Stamford Catholic Schools

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Diocese of Bridgeport is merging four of Stamford’s five Catholic schools into one pre-K through eighth-grade flagship school this fall as part of a phased restructuring plan. 116 more words

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Promoting Vocations

In today’s podcast, Fr. Brian O’Brien, the president of Tulsa’s Bishop Kelley High School, joins me in a conversation about promoting vocations in Catholic schools.  Fr. 248 more words

Dr. Tim Uhl