Alberta Teachers’ Association President Mark Ramsankar is encouraged by Premier Jim Prentice’s decision to delay passage of Bill 10.
New expectations and emerging social issues are dramatically changing the work and role of school principals, according to a new study released September 16 by the Canadian Association of Principals and the Alberta Teachers’ Association.
ATA President Mark Ramsankar is looking forward to meeting soon with Gordon Dirks, new minister of education in Premier Jim Prentice’s cabinet.
For departing premier and former education minister, "Children First" was more than a slogan.
A new report on inclusive education in Alberta finds an increased need for supports and services as schools become more inclusive of students with special needs.
Teachers honoured locals from across the province for excellence in political engagement; public relations; and diversity, equity and human rights at the ATA’s annual Summer Conference August 13 in Banff.
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.
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.
From the beginning, Johnson’s task force has lacked transparency and legitimacy.
Alberta Teachers’ Association President Mark Ramsankar is calling for support for students wishing to form gay–straight student alliances (GSAs) in schools.
Alberta’s 2014 budget will do little to improve eroded classroom conditions.
Alberta Teachers’ Association President Mark Ramsankar is urging teachers not to let renewed focus on “parental rights” exert a chilling effect in their classrooms, saying that the provisions of Bill 10 should not change their current teaching practice.