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 Media Contacts

Members of the media requiring information or assistance are encouraged to first contact the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s media relations office.

ATA Media Relations Office
Laura Harris, Media Liaison
780-447-9476 (direct line) 
ATA Associate Coordinator, Communications
Jonathan Teghtmeyer
780-447-9477 (direct line)
ATA Reception
Toll free at 1-800-232-7208

ATA bringing communities together to talk tech - April 4, 2018

Two events hosted this week by the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) will feature renowned researchers discussing the impact of emerging technologies on children, youth and families.

Teachers Say Education Budget “Needs Improvement” - March 22, 2018

Despite its positive features, Alberta Teachers’ Association president Greg Jeffery says that today’s education budget will not do enough to address concerns about class size, undersupported special needs and growing costs.

Four in Five Albertans Support More Funding to Address Class Size - March 20, 2018

A growing number of groups are expressing concerns over Alberta class sizes.

Large Class Sizes Targeted in Latest Auditor’s Report - February 22, 2018

Class sizes continue to increase in Alberta, and the government does not have adequate plans and processes to reduce them, according to the most recent report from the auditor general.

Un conseil scolaire francophone insiste pour négocier en anglais - December 8, 2017

Le Conseil scolaire FrancoSud a déposé une plainte contre l’Alberta Teachers’ Association auprès du conseil des relations du travail, car les représentants des enseignants tiennent à ce que les négociations entre les deux parties se déroulent en français.

GSA Bill Provides Important Clarity - November 2, 2017

Alberta Teachers’ Association president Greg Jeffery is applauding the introduction of School Act amendments to clarify the law related to gay-straight alliances and queer-straight alliances (GSAs/QSAs) in Alberta schools.

Mental health, GSAs and Catholic education top debate at ATA’s 100th annual meeting - May 18, 2017

The Alberta Teachers’ Association will mark the beginning of its centenary at the 100th Annual Representative Assembly (ARA) this weekend in Edmonton.

Teachers ratify central table agreement - May 15, 2017

Alberta teachers have ratified a two-year central table agreement, opening the door for the commencement of local bargaining.

Funds for Enrolment Growth Need to Support Alberta Classrooms, says ATA President - March 16, 2017

The Government has made a commitment to stabilize funding and to ensure that rapid student enrolment growth continues to be funded.

Statement from ATA President on Memorandum of Agreement - April 27, 2017

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) on central bargaining matters has been reached between the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association (TEBA). ATA president Mark Ramsankar is issuing these statements in response.

Alberta Teachers Stand Up for Catholic Education, Human Rights and Teacher Professionalism

Over the Victoria Day weekend at the Alberta Teachers’ Association 100th Annual Representative Assembly (ARA), 446 teacher delegates from across Alberta passed resolutions.

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