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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
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2016
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) is pleased to have the opportunity to present its views on priorities for the 2017 provincial budget to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (the Committee). The BCTF represents 41,000 members who are teachers and associated professionals in public schools across British…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Elementary Secondary Education
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2016
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) is a union of professionals that represents the 41,000 teachers in BC's public-education system. The BCTF is committed to success for every student in a strong and stable public-education system. In reviewing the current BC graduation requirements and plans for the draft curriculum in the fall of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduation Requirements, Public Education, Curriculum Implementation
White, Margaret; Kuehn, Larry – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2015
This report describes the methodology used by the Ministry of Education to calculate per Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) student funding for independent schools and discusses the underlying inequities when the public school funding formula is applied to funding for private schools. Vancouver school district is provided as a case example to work through…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Public Schools, Educational Finance, Financial Support
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2015
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) would like to express its appreciation for the recommendations made on funding for K-12 education in the past two reports of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (the Committee). The BCTF does not like to be repetitive, but the situation with funding of public education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Elementary Secondary Education
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2015
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) has taken an active role in addressing both youth and teacher mental health issues in recent years, and will continue to do so. The BCTF is a participant in the British Columbia (BC) School-Based Mental Health Collaborative, has a web page with resources to support teachers in understanding mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Children, Youth
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2014
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation and a number of its locals annually present to the Select Standing Committee. They do so because they think it is important to inform the committee and the public about the difference between the education funding decisions made by government and the reality of the needs in the schools. In reading through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Elementary Secondary Education
Naylor, Charlie – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2014
In the opening of this paper, critical questions regarding the role of education are asked. Is it to make a living or to build a better world? To serve the needs of industry or to build a democratic society? Should the "educated citizen" be a critical thinker? A person who lives in a sustainable way and cares for the environment? An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Role of Education
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2013
Teachers and the British Columbia (BC) government share a common interest in a quality education system that serves both their students and society. Even with that common interest, they often do not agree on what resources are required to achieve and maintain quality education. In this brief the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF)…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Advocacy, Teacher Associations
White, Margaret – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2013
Part 1 provides evidence, drawing on Statistics Canada reports, that Canadians without a high-school certificate are most at-risk of unemployment, low earnings, and poverty. Young adults are especially hard hit, with significantly higher unemployment rates and lower average earnings than high-school graduates. Part 2 cites research that shows the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Poverty Programs, Poverty
Naylor, Charlie – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2013
Several recent documents and presentations, most but not all from the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Education, suggest that considerable changes are being floated as options for redesigning inclusive educational approaches in the BC K-12 public education system. The documents include: (1) "The BC Education Plan"; (2) "Global…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Court Litigation
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2012
This report presents facts and figures on British Columbia's education for 2012. It is divided into the following seven sections: (1) Schools, which covers: (a) Number of public schools; (b) Number of independent (private) schools; (c) School closures; (d) Rural schools and students; (e) School-district amalgamation; and (f) School safety: Seismic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Private Schools, School Closing
White, Margaret – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2012
The BC Ministry of Education announcement about 2012-13 operating grants estimates includes "new" funding to districts of $11.2 million for vulnerable students, $10.7 million for districts to implement elements of the Education Plan, and $21.8 million to address "districts' differing geographic circumstances." This makes for a…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Change, Funding Formulas, Declining Enrollment
White, Margaret – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2012
In 2009, 100,000 children in British Columbia (BC) lived in families who have incomes below the after-tax poverty line, with BC having the highest child poverty rate in Canada (First Call, 2011). Income inequality is also increasing among BC families (First Call, 2010), a trend that has emerged in Canada and the United States. This report provides…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Justice, School Activities, Foreign Countries
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2012
Students in British Columbia are being shortchanged in comparison to students elsewhere in Canada. The teachers of BC are urgently appealing to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to recommend to government sufficient increases in education funding to reverse this situation and provide more educational services to BC…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Second Language Learning
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