Zeros for missed work unfairly skew grades: education experts
Students are held accountable in better ways, authorities say
The Edmonton Journal, June 8, 2012
Education experts and officials are defending the controversial no-zero approach used in most Edmonton public high schools, despite public backlash unleashed last week after a high school teacher who gave zeros was suspended. Read more.
City Hall School students celebrate citizenship
Metro News, June 7, 2012
Students from nine Edmonton schools shared what it means to be a good citizen during a citizenship fair celebration at city hall Wednesday.
“When we grow up, the students in our class all want to find a way to make a difference in the world,” said Grade 3 Hillview Elementary School student Emma Fagan. “We are the future, but we are starting today.” Read more.
CTV Edmonton, June 7, 2012
Students at Edmonton’s Vimy Ridge Academy are helping out Habitat for Humanity. Alfred Nikolai from Habitat for Humanity and student Sydney Carreiro were interviewed.
Edmonton AM (CBC), June 6, 2012
Interview about Edmonton’s Chinese Bilingual Program being in such great demand that some parents in the city’s southwest starting a petition to bring the mandarin language program to their area. Stephen Tsang, Vice President, Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Association, was interviewed.
CBC Edmonton, June 4, 2012
Later this week some of the world’s best soccer players will be competing in the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. Today in Edmonton an elementary school is hosting its very own Mini Euro Cup tournament.
CTV Edmonton, June 4, 2012
About 700 students from three German bilingual elementary schools are taking part in a mini world cup soccer tournament today at Forest Heights School. Barbara Ritter, Mini Euro Cup organizer, talked about the tournament, which includes 78 games.