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Following BC’s Throne Speech, next week’s budget must significantly invest in public education
The latest Throne Speech from the new BC government made some important promises around increased spending to upgrade unsafe schools and to get students out of crowded portables. BC Teachers’ Federation President Glen Hansman welcomed those commitments and urged the government to invest significantly more in the operating side of public education in next week’s budget to ensure students’ learning conditions continue to improve. 

New investment in teacher education programs welcomed by the BCTF
BC Teachers’ Federation President Glen Hansman is welcoming the news that the provincial government plans to invest in more teacher education spaces to help address the province’s teacher shortage. 

New Teachers, New TTOCs, and Student Teachers’ Conference

March 2 and 3, 2018, Radisson Hotel, Richmond
The BCTF is once again hosting an amazing conference full of learning opportunities, networking, and fun designed specifically for you. Please find all the details (workshops program, agenda, resource fair…) at ntc.bctfbuzz.ca.

BCTF members, please click here. Please note you will have to log in to the member portal.  
Non-members, please click here.

Digital Reporting Tools - A survey of BCTF members
Digital reporting is rapidly becoming common—through MyEducation BC, FreshGrade and other programs. The BCTF surveyed members about what tools they are using, the quality of tools and the impact on their work. The findings are in a Research Report and slides from a presentation.

Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone
Far too many Canadians can’t afford the medication they need. The Canadian Labour Congress has started a campaign in favour of a universal prescription drug plan for all Canadians. See a powerful video about one family’s impossible choice on the Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone site, where you can also find out about the plan’s benefits to both people and the economy, and take a few seconds to sign the petition and send a message to your MP.

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