Category Archives: Alberta Education

Liberals spending $50M to teach K-12 students and their teachers coding

Liberals spending $50M to teach K-12 students and their teachers coding

New CanCode program targets students, underrepresented groups The Liberal government is following up on a 2017 budget promise to spend $50 million to help children learn to code as soon as they start school. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced the government’s new CanCode program, which hopes to train about one million students from kindergarten to Grade 12 coding… Continue Reading

Contentious report raises questions about math success in public schools

Contentious report raises questions about math success in public schools

Parents and school trustees are demanding changes to report cards in hopes of providing a clearer and more realistic assessment of students’ skills. Public school board officials will debate on Tuesday an administration report on math that concludes 91 per cent of K-12 students within the Calgary Board of Education met “learning expectations as measured… Continue Reading

Math strategy presented at Calgary public school board meeting

Math strategy presented at Calgary public school board meeting

The Calgary Board of Education is zeroing in ways to improve its math outcomes with the introduction of a new math strategy. On Tuesday, CBE administration presented the three-year strategy to the board of trustees—and fielded many questions of implementation, resources and measuring success of the strategy. Board Chair Trina Hurdman said a takeaway from… Continue Reading