EDPS 360 (A2) Fall 2013

Posts Tagged ‘Edmonton Public Schools’

Edmonton public school board approves record $1-billion budget

In Current Events, EPSB on June 25, 2014 at 9:43 am

EDMONTON – Edmonton Public School trustees voted Tuesday to approve a $1-billion budget for the 2014-15 school year. It’s the biggest budget in the school district’s history. Here are some of the highlights, by the numbers:

$1 billion: the total amount Edmonton Public Schools will spend to keep its 202 public schools running

Edmonton public school board approves record $1-billion budget.

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What are our real choices?

In Cooperative Blog Posts on October 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

Kiel:

As I was reading this article (Kachur, “Privatizing Public Choice”) and after a few class discussions about should parents have the right to choose which school their children should attend? I was a bit confused, because I thought parents already do choose which schools they send their kids. After reading this article, I had a bit more understanding at what the question was really asking. I was looking at this eissue in a different mindset and cultural view. In my family throughout my k-12 education years, my parents and the rest of my family had a different set of criteria when choosing schools for myself or my cousins. They did not look at grading standards for each schools because they had complete faith and trust in the school system and their methods of education. What they looked for in choosing schools was for mobility, accessible public transportation, and family heritage. My family tends to pick schools Read the rest of this entry »

Sands: Edmonton students crowd into suburban schools; portable classrooms not ready

In Commentary on September 4, 2013 at 5:07 am

Edmonton students crowd into suburban schools; portable classrooms not ready.

Should parents have the right to choose their children’s school? Should children have a right to attend a school in their own neighborhood?

Staples: Top schools raise up kids from all backgrounds

In Commentary on September 4, 2013 at 5:04 am

Staples: Top schools raise up kids from all backgrounds.

Is money important to educational outcomes? What case does Staples make? Do you agree with him? Has he missed something important or missed the point altogether?

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