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British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
This fact sheet reports on graduation rates in British Columbia, including changes in secondary student graduation rates, graduation rates for Aboriginal and special needs students, and differences between public schools' and independent schools' graduation rates of Aboriginal and special needs students.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
This fact sheet reports on independent schools in British Columbia, including enrollment in independent schools, student composition in independent schools compared to public schools, public funding, and graduation rates.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
In many school districts, rural life in British Columbia continues to be a geographic and economic fact. Delivering equal school services and ensuring equal educational opportunities to areas with thinly scattered populations continues to be a challenge for the provincial government and school districts. Rural schools offer many positive benefits…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Small Schools
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
As a significant number of British Columbia's Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ToDHHs) reach retirement eligibility in the coming decade, this report highlights various educational, economic and workplace-related impediments to attracting and retaining qualified ToDHHs in British Columbia (BC) public schools. The report endeavours to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Deafness
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
Following recent analysis by "We The Educators", a joint project of the Alberta Teachers' Association, the Canadian Teachers' Federation and Education International, the global proliferation of education technologies is inseparable from "the privatisation and standardization of education occurring around the world" (We The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Professional Autonomy
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
Last August, teachers wholeheartedly welcomed Minister Fleming's announcement that tuition fees for adult learners, which had posed such a significant barrier to thousands of students, would be eliminated. As the Minister pointed out when making the announcement, "Tuition fees on Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Educational Finance
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
Teachers welcome the British Columbia government's review of the funding formula for public education. While inevitably suffused with technicalities, this exercise is fundamentally an opportunity to ensure that schools and classrooms reflect both the needs of students and, more broadly, British Columbia's values as a society. It is a chance to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, Public Education
Rozworski, Michal – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
For years, British Columbia has been allocating far less money for special education to school districts than districts have been spending on special education. Meaningful inclusion for all students requires a broad array of supports--specialist teachers, educational assistants, learning resources, specialized equipment and more. There in turn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Allocation, Special Education, Educational Finance
Kuehn, Larry – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
The number of international students in British Columbia (BC) public schools has grown four-fold since the 2001-2002 school year. Two factors have promoted this growth: tuition from international students was one area that school districts could increase financial resources during a period of government austerity policies; and the province…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Tuition, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
In Spring 2018--almost a decade into province-wide implementation of Full-day Kindergarten--the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) Research Department and British Columbia Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA) investigated who the K/K-1 teachers are, how they teach and learn, and whether they have the resources and supports needed to…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Schedules, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2017
This fact sheet reports on teaching positions in British Columbia, including changes in the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) public school teachers, changes in teacher workload, and changes the number of Aboriginal students per Aboriginal education teacher.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Faculty Workload, Indigenous Populations
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2017
This fact sheet reports on inclusive education and students with special needs in British Columbia, including changes to the composition of students with special needs in public schools, cuts to specialist teaching positions, and graduation rates for students with special needs.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Public Schools
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2017
This fact sheet reports on student enrollment in British Columbia, including enrollment in public schools and independent schools, adult student enrollment, student enrollment in language programs, international student enrollment in public schools, and enrollment of students with special needs.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Enrollment Trends, Public Schools, Private Schools
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2017
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) is pleased to have the opportunity to present its views on priorities for the 2018 provincial budget to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. The BCTF represents 43,000 members who are teachers and associated professionals in public schools across British Columbia. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Elementary Secondary Education
Naylor, Charlie – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2016
Every British Columbia (BC) school district has been mandated and funded to initiate attendance management programs. Three "advisory" and seven "pilot" school districts have been announced. While the issue is evolving, this paper provides some background, research, and details about the current proposals for attendance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Teacher Attendance
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