March 2004

Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Student transportation funding gets a $10 million boost
The Government of Alberta is increasing funding for student transportation by more than $10 million this year, in large part to address the unique busing needs of rural and smaller urban school boards.
Monday, March 29, 2004
New schools accommodate student needs in Calgary
Calgary school boards are receiving funding to begin building a total of seven new schools under the 2004-07 Capital Plan.
Thursday, March 25, 2004
New funding framework better for school boards and students
A new funding framework will be put into place this coming school year to help school boards better meet the unique needs and priorities of their students and communities.
Thursday, March 25, 2004
Finalists for Excellence in Teaching Awards Announced
In recognition of outstanding creativity and innovation, 130 Alberta educators have been selected as the 2004 Excellence in Teaching Awards finalists. Included are five finalists selected for the SMARTer Kids Foundation Innovative Use of Technology Award.
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Legislation supports Learning Commission recommendations
Legislative amendments have been introduced in the Alberta Legislature to expand the duties of teachers and to allow for a new process for addressing issues of teacher competence.
Monday, March 15, 2004
Learning Minister to represent Canada at international education conference
Minister of Learning Dr. Lyle Oberg will lead a Canadian delegation to Dublin, Ireland, for an international conference focused on raising the quality of learning for all students.
Thursday, March 04, 2004
Government responds to more recommendations of Alberta's Commission on Learning
Professional development plans for schools, a voluntary professional council for principals and vice-principals, and a new process for addressing teacher competency are among the highlights of government's latest response to the Learning Commission.
Monday, March 01, 2004
Diploma exam results exceed expectations
Student marks on the January mathematics and science diploma exams are higher than average in all cases after being split into two separate parts for the first time.