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UCP appoints PC & Wildrose donors to Grande Prairie college board of governors

Two people were recently appointed to the Grande Prairie Regional College board of directors.

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U of L staffing levels increase by 3 persons a year over the last decade

During the same 10-year period, the University of Lethbridge saw enrolment increase by 747 students, a 9.1% increase, but only 30 new employees, a 2.6% increase.

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Newman Theological College 6th religious school in Alberta to grant degrees

Last week, the UCP cabinet gave Newman Theological College the ability to grant degrees.

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UCP to go after federal grants after cutting postsecondary funding by $2.7B

Last week, the Alberta government announced a working group to “engage the federal government to get Alberta’s post-secondary institutions their fair share of research dollars.”

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Alberta funding increase to school boards still $1.4 billion short

The province promised an additional $118 million in funding to help school boards deal with COVID-19 adjustments. Here’s why it’s still not enough.

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UCP appoints former Conservative MP to Olds College board of governors

Two people were recently appointed to the Olds College board of directors, including a former cabinet minister under Stephen Harper.

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UCP government to cut over $100M from K–12 revenue fund

Two days ago, Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved a recommendation from Adriana LaGrange to reduce the mill rates on the education portion of property taxes. A tax reduction seems like a good idea, but there’s something you should know.

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UCP paying private firm $3.7 million to “renew and transform” post-secondary education

Yesterday, the minister of advanced education announced that the hiring of a private consulting firm to lead out on the new Alberta 2030 initiative.

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Alberta government to spend $5M on 26 new school playgrounds

Last week, Adriana LaGrange, Alberta’s education minister, announced that the provincial government would spend $5 million to help build 26 new school playgrounds.

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Education minister email claims MLAs excluded from grad ceremonies

I recently acquired the following email from Adriana LaGrange, the education minister, indicating that MLAs were being ignored in high school graduation ceremonies.