• B.C. creating 100 more teacher training spaces

      French, math, physics and special education teachers in demand. After hiring 3,500 teachers to meet court-ordered class size rules, the B.C. government is expanding its teacher training to fill gaps in specialties where they find the...

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  • School District opts to ‘Take a Hike’

        School District 58 is hoping to soon be offering a new program aimed at helping at-risk youth cross the graduation stage. “The Take a Hike program is reaching out in an expansion to increase...

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  • SD 58 still considering solar panels after report reveals lack of economic benefit

    Installing solar panels on School District 58 high schools will require more discussion amongst trustees after a report showed a poor return on investment. “ have a look at it by school and whether we should be...

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  • PHOTOS: Drumming up a cultural experience

    About 125 students from six elementary schools across School District 58 participated in the third annual First Nations hand drumming event at Merritt Secondary School on Friday (Jan. 26). The event is a great way for indigenous...

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  • High school completion rates improving across School District 58

    The number of high school students receiving their diplomas within six years has increased across School District 58, but is still shy of the provincial average. The school district had a six-year completion rate of 74 per...

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  • B.C. NDP set to restructure union bargaining

    School trustees to regain control over employer group. The B.C. NDP government is moving to unwind changes made by the B.C. Liberal government to union bargaining, starting with restoring a majority of elected school trustees to the...

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  • Full engineering degree coming to Thompson Rivers University in 2019

    By: Kamloops This Week The provincial NDP government is making good on a pre-election pledge by the then-governing B.C. Liberals. Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark was in town on Tuesday to announce a...

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  • FLETCHER: Public school ‘crisis’ doesn’t exist

    B.C. VIEWS: More teachers pour in, union wants results suppressed. As school districts around B.C. hire and train every qualified teacher they can find to fill an allegedly drastic shortage, the education ministry has put out the...

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  • B.C. high school completion rate continues to rise

    Big improvement in graduation over 10 years despite teacher turmoil. New data from the B.C. education ministry show the average high school completion rate continued its slow improvement last year, with 84 per cent of students getting...

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  • Bidney bids farewell to Merritt Secondary School

      Merritt Secondary School (MSS) will be without a principal Bruce Bidney next semester as he is leaving the position for the same job in Victoria. Bidney, who hails from Vancouver Island, has accepted a position as...

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