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Pierce, Marie – American School Board Journal, 2003
The number of school boards in Canada has been radically reduced over the past 7 years. During this period, governance roles and responsibilities also have been redefined. Since 1995, 9 of Canada's 10 provinces have gone through a consolidation process mandated by provincial legislators, mainly for cost efficiency. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education
Pierce, Marie – American School Board Journal, 1997
School governance has recently dominated Canadian provinces' political agendas. Every province has reduced the number of school boards and centralized decision making. This article summarizes school board and funding status in each province and territory. Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec have…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Centralization, Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education
Elliott, Olive – American School Board Journal, 1991
In Medicine Hat, Alberta, standardized test results are not made public and are used as a tool for identifying strengths and dealing with weaknesses. Teachers review test results, then propose changes and try new approaches. However, Edmonton Public Schools, Alberta, released test results for each of the 190 schools in the district, claiming the…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Scores
Cameron, S. L. – American School Board Journal, 1987
Describes a "mutual benefit" arrangement that expanded the school-business partnership model. Westfall Secondary School and an industrial operation in Owen Sound Ontario, Canada, linked their strengths and needs to offer students actual work and project experiences and to give the company useful information, services, and adult basic…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1982
In Canada, no federal education agency exists, and local school systems traditionally rely on provincial ministries of education for most of their money and for educational direction. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Foreign Countries