Education

Linda Derksen, universal access committee chairperson, next to one of the signs made possible by a grant from the Rick Hansen Foundation. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU working on making buildings more accessible

Ratings from Rick Hansen Foundation help university identify areas for improvement

  • Mar 22, 2021
Linda Derksen, universal access committee chairperson, next to one of the signs made possible by a grant from the Rick Hansen Foundation. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ administration centre boardroom features Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases and Indigenous art. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school district finding new ways to expand Indigenous language instruction

SD68 trustees updated on Hul’q’umi’num’ language learning

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ administration centre boardroom features Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases and Indigenous art. (News Bulletin file)
Vancouver Island Regional Library is hosting a Scratch coding contest for young women to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education. The contest runs until March 31. (News Bulletin file)

VIRL organizes coding contest for girls and young women

Library hosting Scratch contest this month

Vancouver Island Regional Library is hosting a Scratch coding contest for young women to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education. The contest runs until March 31. (News Bulletin file)
Teacher Chad Jobe, sixth from left, and students Cameron Schindler, left, River Neilson, Aiyana Fraser, Ella Roberts, Annabelle Johnnie, Mike Tran, Tobias Gillman and Zach Spoor-Hendrickson show art pieces they’ve created. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Teacher Chad Jobe, sixth from left, and students Cameron Schindler, left, River Neilson, Aiyana Fraser, Ella Roberts, Annabelle Johnnie, Mike Tran, Tobias Gillman and Zach Spoor-Hendrickson show art pieces they’ve created. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Brechin Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19 cases reported at Brechin Elementary School

Exposure dates at Nanaimo-Ladysmith district school March 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 12

Brechin Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ board has been named as one of the defendants in a notice of civil claim related to an alleged 2016 bullying incident. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board being sued over alleged bullying at high school

Civil case advanced through the court system Thursday, goes to trial in September

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ board has been named as one of the defendants in a notice of civil claim related to an alleged 2016 bullying incident. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
(News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith trustees vote against Grade 6-7 mask mandate

Island Health medical health officer discusses issues with trustees at March 10 meeting

(News Bulletin file)
(News Bulletin file)

Another COVID-19 case reported at Cedar Elementary School

Contact tracing completed by Island Health, says SD68

(News Bulletin file)
(News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo school district headed toward 26-per cent overcapacity in next 10 years

Using B.C. Assessment and municipal stats, consultant projects more than 18,300 students in 2030

(News Bulletin file photo)
President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is calling for teachers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Why it’s ‘urgent’ B.C. teachers get vaccinated from COVID-19 before summer

President Teri Mooring says not enough is being done to prevent virus transmission in schools

President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is calling for teachers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
(News Bulletin file)

Wellington, Ladysmith secondary schools latest with COVID-19 cases

NDSS and Bayview Elementary also experienced exposures, says SD68

(News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending busing for the Rutherford and Frank J. Ney elementary school area be retained. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school trustees vote against cutting Rutherford-Frank J. Ney bus route

Staff report points to yearly transportation budget deficits

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending busing for the Rutherford and Frank J. Ney elementary school area be retained. (News Bulletin file)
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Compensation fund opens for B.C. students negatively affected by incorrect exam marks

Marks for 2019 provincial exams were incorrectly tabulated

(Pxhere)
An app available through the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s website can help students during COVID times. (Stock photo)

New library app can help families with online learning

Sample tests, virtual flashcards available through Vancouver Island Regional Library’s website

An app available through the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s website can help students during COVID times. (Stock photo)
Uplands Park Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19 cases reported at Uplands Park, McGirr, Dover Bay schools

Contact tracing completed by Island Health, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

Uplands Park Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Stress leave, tears and insomnia: B.C. teachers feel the strain of COVID-19

Teachers still adjusting to mask and cleaning rules, pressures from outside and within

Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Literacy Central Vancouver Island’s IPALS program – parents as literacy supporters in immigrant communities – recently secured another five years of funding from senior levels of government. (Photo submitted)

Literacy program working for immigrant families in Nanaimo

Literacy Central Vancouver Island’s IPALS program sees funding extended another five years

Literacy Central Vancouver Island’s IPALS program – parents as literacy supporters in immigrant communities – recently secured another five years of funding from senior levels of government. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing a rapid response team proposal for submission to the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district chosen to field COVID-19 rapid response team

Team to consist of SD68 and Island Health staff, according to B.C. Ministry of Education

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing a rapid response team proposal for submission to the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)

New resource dives into 150 years of racist policy in B.C.

Racist history must be acknowledged in order to change, authors say

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)
NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Contributed to Kamloops This Week)

B.C. teen in turtleneck, lace-edged dress sent home from school for ‘inappropriate’ outfit

NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson was told the lace on the garment made it look like a slip dress

  • Feb 24, 2021
NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Contributed to Kamloops This Week)