To Zambia With Love

Getting an education can make the difference between living in poverty and a life with hope for a better future.

Piotr Pilarski retracts, apologizes for anti-ATA tweets

Pilarski has retracted and apologized for a series of tweets made on the social media site Twitter in which he accused the Association of condoning the presence of pedophiles in the classroom.

Linda Cook's Favourite Teacher

Read this and other Summer Series articles on education and the valuable work of Alberta's teachers.

ATA did not ask minister to request teacher information from school boards

Association refutes minister’s claim that his demand for personal information from school boards was made at the Association’s request. The minister’s demand goes far beyond what would be necessary to chase down the truth behind the stories he is being told.

Education minister misused teachers' personal e-mail addresses, says privacy officer

Alberta Education contravened the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act when it used teachers’ private e-mail addresses to send them a message from Education Minister Jeff Johnson, says the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Teachers' employment information is not the minister of education’s business, says ATA

The Alberta Teachers’ Association today asked Alberta’s information and privacy commissioner to determine if school boards can legally disclose to Alberta Education 10 years’ worth of sensitive personal information, as demanded by Education Minister Jeff Johnson.

Telephone scam targets retired teachers

The Association has been notified of a possible telephone scam targeting retired teachers.

ATA Response Provides Way Forward for Teacher Excellence

Despite having serious concerns about Education Minister Jeff Johnson’s Task Force for Teaching Excellence, the Alberta Teachers’ Association has submitted and simultaneously released a response to the report’s recommendations.

Long hours biggest factor in teaching conditions study

Association research study, Reflections on Teaching: Teacher Efficacy and the Professional Capital of Alberta Teachers.

Public lecture on how technology is affecting children, youth and society

Watch the webcast from May 1 public lecture, Connected or Disconnected? Technology and Canadian Youth