ATA News 50:13

March 8, 2016
Infographic: Calgary’s Crowded Classrooms

Infographic: Calgary’s Crowded Classrooms

Across all grades, classrooms in Calgary Public are exceeding the maximum guidelines.

Cartoon

Communication tool cartoon.

Student enrolment growth outpacing teacher hires

We will not cut and run when families need us the most.

Convention-al thoughts

Teachers’ convention season is nearly over, with just one of 10 conventions still to take place.

Quilt project brings truth and reconciliation

A project spawned from a desire to learn about ­aboriginal rights will now forever link two Alberta schools in friendship.

Teacher… Leader… Stephani Clements

Teachers from all across the province are involved in the work of the Alberta Teachers’ Association in various capacities.

Tournament for Hearts

Staff at Thorsby Elementary School enjoyed a floor curling bonspiel on Feb. 25.

Editorial: Myth-busting needed in LGBTQ debate

The ongoing firestorm surrounding the government’s Guidelines for Best Practices related to including LGBTQ students flared up again last week.

Q & A: Association obligated to protect the profession and the public

Why won’t the ATA represent me, and why won’t you sue the parent?

Viewpoints: Help take wellness off the government’s waiting list

Make Alberta Better is a new campaign by Wellness Alberta.

Your Views

A collection of views.

Province establishes membership of Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association

The province has established the membership structure of the Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association (TEBA).

Association rebuffs rollback talk

The Alberta Teachers’ Association is reminding Albertans what teachers are worth following a public call for a 10 per cent salary rollback by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Demographic shift straining education system

Interprovincial migration, international immigration and a mini baby boom all have contributed to the growth of the province’s student population.

Executive Report: Specialist councils are engines of professional learning

Each year, the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s 21 specialist councils offer an abundance of opportunities for teachers

Pitfalls and Precautions: Contractual obligations always in effect

Pitfalls and Precautions is a series that aims to educate teachers on professional conduct issues.

PEC Points: Council approves ATA position on list of central matters

Highlights of the Provincial Executive Council meeting held Feb. 22–23, 2016.

Notices and Events

A collection of notices and events.

Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day, an annual anti-bullying event, took place all across Alberta Feb. 24.