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Vancouver School Board votes to expand program training senior care aides

A 6-3 vote by the Vancouver School Board Monday night means more high school students will have the training to work in health care.

As it stands, two students per year in the district are able to receive duel credit while they work as senior care aides. 136 more words

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Vancouver school board candidate calls for 'sanctuary schools' policy

The Vancouver School Board is being called upon to adopt a “sanctuary schools” policy.

Jennifer Reddy, who is looking to run for a seat on the school board under the OneCity banner, said all children should have the right to an education regardless of their immigration status. 223 more words

Education

Should 'elite' private schools get public cash? Vancouver school trustee wants funding cut

A Vancouver school trustee is calling on the province to cut public funding to “elite” private schools.

OneCity Vancouver’s Carrie Bercic is targeting so-called “Group 2″ independent schools: institutions that spend more per student than the public system does, including high-end prep schools such as St. 525 more words

Education

BC Hydro revives underground substation idea for West End school

An elementary school in Vancouver’s West End could soon be home to a new BC Hydro power substation.

The Crown utility and the Vancouver School Board (VSB) are in talks to install an underground facility on the property of of Lord Roberts Annex at Nelson and Bute Street. 446 more words

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Most B.C. kids love having a 2-week spring break, but parents say they're struggling

A two-week spring break is hard to argue with when you’re a kid. With twice the number of free days and few worries, it seems like a dream come true. 714 more words

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Employer health tax to cost VSB 50% more than old MSP premiums

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) says the province’s new employer health tax (EHT) will cost the district far more than it has been paying out in Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums. 512 more words

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Vancouver teacher suspended over use of worksheet containing racial slur

A Vancouver elementary school teacher has been suspended over the use of a derogatory racial term.

The teacher at Trafalgar Elementary School on Vancouver’s west side is being investigated for allegedly distributing a worksheet with the N-word on it. 41 more words

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