2016

Alberta Students are Tops on Tests that Don’t Matter Much - December 6, 2016

Despite another round of stellar results for Alberta students on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Alberta Teachers’ Association president Mark Ramsankar is calling for an end to the PISA obsession.

ATA Locals Tackling Hot Button Issues Honoured with Provincial Awards

Four locals of the Alberta Teachers’ Association were recognized for outstanding work in the 2015/16 school year related to political engagement, public relations and diversity, equity and human rights (DEHR).

Alberta teachers gather to debate policy in Calgary May 21–23

More than 400 teachers representing every school jurisdiction across the province will be in Calgary this May long weekend for the 99th Annual Representative Assembly (ARA) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA).

ATA President Applauds Budget for Protecting Education - April 14, 2016

ATA president Mark Ramsankar is welcoming the Alberta government’s 2016 Budget, which attempts to protect current classroom conditions for Alberta’s students.

Teachers worth every penny, says ATA president - March 4, 2016

“The notion teachers in this province should take a pay cut is ludicrous,” said ATA Mark Ramsankar in response to the recent suggestion made by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Over-the-top rhetoric on gender issues harms students, teachers and schools, says ATA President - January 19, 2016

The president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association is calling for a more respectful and collaborative discourse on issues relating to gender minority students and staff members in Alberta schools.

Support Offered for Teachers Affected by Fort McMurray Fire

The Alberta Teachers’ Association is offering support for displaced teachers affected by the wildfires raging in Fort McMurray.

ATA president elected to lead Canada’s teachers

ATA president Mark Ramsankar was elected president-designate of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today by delegates attending the CTF annual general meeting in Montreal.