Education

Recent stories about education


Newspaper clipping showing a story from 1891 with a headline that reads, "Annual School Meeting."
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A moment in history: Jan. 10, 1891

On this day in 1891, Edmonton's first school board considered if it needed a new school for the growing settlement.

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Shelves containing canned food and a sign that reads "Tomato sauce".
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University students fall through cracks as costs multiply

Alberta has played host to Canada's highest year-over-year increases to rents in 2023, and this mixed with inflation and inadequate support has pushed many post-secondary students further into poverty, student leaders say.

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Three women and one man stand in formal dress, holding large scissors and red ribbon.
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NorQuest opens first Métis student centre in Canada

NorQuest College and the Rupertsland Institute have launched Canada's first Métis student centre after students voiced concern about their culture's lack of representation.

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A brunette woman and two children smile amidst a field of sunflowers.
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Edmonton educator launches guide to field trips

A teacher and homeschooling mom has launched AllFieldTrips, an online resource that provides a place to both search for and review field trip options for their educational value.

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The facade of a brick building reading "MacEwan University" with parking signs and cars parked along the street.
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Conservatory of Music needs new home after Alberta College sale

MacEwan University is seeking a new home for its Conservatory of Music following the sale of the Alberta College building that now houses it.

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A newspaper clipping of a rendering of the Alberta College building, with a caption that starts "Proposed $1,000,000 college"
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A moment in history: Sept. 27, 1958

On this day 65 years ago, one of Alberta's oldest private colleges was planning a major expansion to deal with rising enrolment.

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Nate Glubish, Cam Linke, and Bill Flanagan stand in front of banner for Amii and the University of Alberta
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Amii and U of A launch AI literacy course for all

Students of all disciplines at the University of Alberta will be invited to take an AI literacy course online starting in January.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad that reads "Start a learning Revolution: Capture a career at Nait!" around a cartoon of soldier-like figures
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A moment in history: Aug. 2, 1977

On this day 46 years ago, a newspaper ad encouraged people to "start a learning revolution" at NAIT.

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Taking Care: Alumni Stories About Life in the Original Residences and Lister Hall, 1911-2020, on a bookshelf surrounded by other books of Canadiana
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New book documents residence life at the University of Alberta

A chance meeting at an alumni event that Ellen Schoeck almost skipped led to a series of books about the University of Alberta, the latest of which has just been published.

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