Speaking Municipally goes to school
This week we learn all about the Edmonton Public School Board and its intersection with provincial and municipal politics and the city plan, with board chair Trisha Estabrooks.
Here are the relevant links for this episode:
Critical race theory
- 'A political football': Concern over Alberta's premier pushing U.S.-style views on school curriculum
- Education Minister Adriana LaGrange's response
Guest: Trisha Estabrooks
City plan and schools
- Edmonton City Plan
- Dr. Anne Anderson Community Centre
- Ever Active Schools
- Edmonton Catholic, public schools expand shared busing program to save money
- Ten-Year Facilities Plan 2023-2032
- Edmonton Public Schools facing mounting enrolment pressures
- 'We have been passed over for new builds': Edmonton Public School Division needs more locations
Other links from the discussion
- Division Feedback Survey
- Edmonton Public Schools seeks feedback on calendar revamp
- Edmonton Public Schools trustee tables notice of motion asking for government support for incoming refugee students
- Alberta to spend $72 million to expand charter schools
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