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By jkeller on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:08 AM

Just wanted to send a big Speak Out shout out to our Grade 12 students who survived the latest round of diploma exams!  Congratulations!!!

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By jkeller on Monday, June 28, 2010 6:47 AM

Alberta Education recently released changes to the Guide to Education that will apply in the new school year. The changes also apply to charter schools but not private schools.

The changes are required because Section 11.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act comes into force Sept. 1.

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Friday, June 25, 2010

We've got not one, but TWO blogs for you this fine summer day.  Part 1 -  we're going to share something pretty cool that we think you should see.  Part 2 -  HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!  Make sure you check back later today!

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Friday, June 25, 2010

We've got not one, but TWO blogs for you this fine summer day. Part 1 - we shared some pretty cool information that we think you should see. Part 2 - HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!   Welcome to Part 2.

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Youth Secretariat's Youth Advisory Panel is recruiting!

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's never too early to start thinking about your plans for life after high school.

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hurray!  You're almost finished.  Just a few more days and you can start maxin' and relaxin' until the next school year.  But is that REALLY what you want to do?

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Monday, June 21, 2010

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day in Canada.

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By kbeitel on Friday, June 18, 2010

Today's blog entry is brought to you courtesy of Amanda.  She is a member of our Minister's Student Advisory Council.  She's from Calgary.  Check out her bio!

Amanda A.

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By kbeitel on Thursday, June 17, 2010

As you all know, we spent a lot of time carefully constructing a safe and anonymous place for the students of Alberta to SPEAK OUT!  eSchool News has just reported that the national Parent Teacher Association in the United States is partnering with Facebook to promote internet safety.

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By kbeitel on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I found an interesting article in The Examiner, a publication out of Southeast Texas.  The author, James Shannon, was honoring some teachers that received the prestigious Reaud Excellence in Education and he ponders whether teaching is an art or science.

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By kbeitel on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I was reviewing the latest education news and came across a blog on the use of the iPad and how it has the ability to revolutionize learning.

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By kbeitel on Monday, June 14, 2010

Alberta Education released this statement on special needs education last Friday.

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By jkeller on Friday, June 11, 2010 7:31 AM

This question about whether high performing teachers should be paid more to create incentives for continuous improvement has been asked a lot.  Researchers are starting to get worried about the impact of this kind of approach...

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By jkeller on Thursday, June 10, 2010 7:25 AM

After logging thousands of kilometres across the province and attending hundreds of meetings and events, Alberta’s Cabinet Ministers heard input directly from Albertans on the key issues facing our province.

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By jkeller on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 7:03 AM

It's true!  Last year, Speak Out won one Telly award for the videos featuring students (you can still see them on our website).  This year, we can't believe that we won 4!

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By jkeller on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 7:33 AM

 

Yes.

 

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By jkeller on Monday, June 07, 2010 7:00 AM

So, for those of you who are writing these exams, I'm sure this countdown comes as no surprise!! 

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Friday, June 04, 2010

We try our best to make this website easy for you to use and a place you want to spend time.  Sometimes that means taking your advice...

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Thursday, June 03, 2010

Inspiring Education, a report outlining high-level direction and a vision for education over the next 20 years, was released by the 22-member Steering Committee of Inspiring Education: A Dialogue with Albertans. Approximately 4,000 Albertans participated in this unique public engagement project last year through facilitated community sessions, a conversation kit, a provincial forum and various social media tools.

You may remember that we've blogged about this before.  Try doing a quick search to see what has been written about Inspiring Education: A Dialogue with Albertans.

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Wednesday, June 02, 2010

I think we can all remember how excited we would get in kindergarten when it was our day to bring our parents to school. Not only did we get to show off to our mom and dad at the water station, but everyone else in our class got to hang out with our super-cool parents. It was kind of that way through all my early years in school.

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By I_Heart_Spaghetti on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Cheyanne V.This blog is brought to you courtesy of Cheyanne, a member of our 2009-2010 Minister's Student Advisory Council.  Click here for Cheyanne's bio.

 

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