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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.

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LaGrange announced $250M in education capital funding. But there’s a catch.

Earlier this week, the minister of education announced that she was increasing capital funding for school divisions by $250 million. That seems like a lot of money, but there are some things to keep in mind.

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UCP appoints former finance minister to Lakeland College board of governors

Earlier this week, the Government of Alberta announced 4 individuals as the newest members of the board of governors for Lakeland College in Vermilion, including a former finance minister.

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New at-home learning hotline to replace educational assistants

Last week, the provincial government announced a new helpline parents can use to find answers to questions they have about at-home learning.

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Lethbridge MLA chairing committee to consider private school buses

The Government of Alberta announced the Student Transportation Task Force, which Lethbridge–East MLA Nathan Neudorf will chair. On the surface, it actually seems pretty benign.

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Alberta isn’t even trying to hide its postsecondary cuts

There’s a reason why the minister of advanced education isn’t claiming that they’re maintaining postsecondary spending. Because they aren’t. Not even close.

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Alberta is not maintaining education spending

The education minister is trying to suggest that Alberta is maintaining spending, assuaging fears that they’re making spending cuts to education.