Alberta Teachers’ Association President Mark Ramsankar is applauding the legislative assembly for passing legislation ensuring all students have access to gay-straight alliances (GSAs).
President Ramsankar is calling on the Alberta government to provide clarity around the implementation of GSAs and to support and protect the teachers and principals involved.
Kindergarten to Grade 3 class sizes in Alberta have grown by over 9 per cent in the past five years according to new data posted recently to the Alberta Education website.
As a result of Budget 2015, school boards will be short about $180 million from what they require to maintain the current level of service to students, says Alberta Teachers’ Association President Mark Ramsankar.
A new study drawing on international data identifies growth, complexity and intensity as three issues needing to be addressed through adequate resources for Alberta’s schools.
Alberta Teachers' Association President Mark Ramsankar is offering congratulations to Premier-Elect Rachel Notley on her historic NDP majority win yesterday.
Alberta Teachers’ Association President Mark Ramsankar is offering congratulations to Edmonton MLA and former teacher David Eggen on his appointment as education minister.
Improved 2015/16 funding for student enrolment growth is a welcome first step in better resourcing schools in the province, according to Alberta Teachers’ Association President Mark Ramsankar.
Five locals of the Alberta Teachers’ Association are being recognized today for outstanding work in the 2014/15 school year related to diversity, equity and human rights, public relations and political engagement.
ATA President Mark Ramsankar says Alberta’s new 2015 budget includes treats and a few tricks for Alberta schools, but says real improvement will depend on the government exorcising the ghosts of budgets past.
Eighteen years after they joined the Alberta Teachers’ Association, teachers employed at Aurora Academic Charter School in Edmonton have their first-ever collective agreement.
Bill 8, introduced today in the Alberta Legislature will implement a bi-level bargaining structure that will involve government, as the sole funder of public education, along with school boards in negotiating collective agreements for Alberta’s 38,000 teachers.