ATA News 46:17

May 8, 2012
Culture in motion

Culture in motion

The multicultural committee and leadership students of J. Percy Page High School, hosted a celebration of community through diversity multicultural evening.

Art show to raise funds, expand legacy, brighten lives

Art 30 students at Edwin Parr Composite School, in Athabasca, have a legacy.

Arrowwood School suffers setback

Finishing the school year will be difficult for more than 100 students and 10 teaching staff displaced after Arrowwood School, near Strathmore, suffered significant fire damage.



Grade 1 teacher delivers lesson on Wisconsin protests

“There’s power in numbers and solidarity.”

The promise and peril of technology

Are the tools we live through reshaping us?

Students SEAK out

Kindergarten students at École Our Lady of the Prairies School, in Edmonton, use puppets to express their feelings.

Free Bahrain teacher leaders

Bahraini Teachers’ Association (BTA) leaders Mahdi Abu Dheeb and Jalila Al Salman were arrested in April 2011.

What is it?

Kenya, a student in Irene Blackburn’s class at Notre Dame Catholic School, in Leduc, relies on her sense of touch to identify an object.

Teachers headed to Calgary

More than 450 teachers from across Alberta will gather in Calgary over the Victoria Day long weekend, May 19–21, for the ATA’s 95th Annual Representative Assembly

Technology offers promise and peril

The word colloquium is derived from a Latin word meaning to come together to talk.

Editorial: Let’s not wait for poverty reduction

My daughter doesn’t know this, but it’s a good thing she woke me at 5:30 this morning.

Q and A

Question: The instructional-time clause in my collective agreement expires June 30, 2012. What does that mean for my workload next year?

Fact or Fiction?

“There are lots of other opportunities for people to get their bibles,” commented Owen Sound school trustee Marg Gaviller.

Clintberg natural choice for ATA Honorary Membership Award

Dr. Ernie Clintberg’s membership status with the Alberta Teachers’ Association will be elevated to that of the highest level—Honorary Member.

Veteran legal counsel lands Public Education Award

The Alberta Teachers’ Association will present Dr. Sandra Anderson with the Public Education Award at the 95th Annual Representative Assembly, in May.

Young Speakers Invitational allows students to shine

The EIPS/ATB Young Speakers Invitational was a resounding success on two fronts.

Letter to the Editor

The ATA News welcomes letters to the editor from ATA members.

Employment Insurance Benefits

Are you currently substitute teaching or teaching under a temporary or probationary contract of employment?

ATRF establishes reciprocal agreement with federal pension plan

Effective January 13, 2012, a reciprocal agreement was established between the ­Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund (ATRF) and the Government of Canada Public Service Pension Plan.

PEC Points

Highlights of the Provincial Executive Council meeting held April 4 and 5, 2012, at Barnett House.

What is my responsibility in the bargaining process?

At the end of August 2012, the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s 62 collective agreements will expire.

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