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Time for school boards to speak up for government action and full funding
With only two weeks before BC school districts must finalize budgets for the next school year, BC Teachers’ Federation President Glen Hansman is calling on school board trustees to speak up for more provincial funding and decisive government action to ensure the next school year starts with the smaller classes and better student supports in place that all three political parties promised. 

BCTF releases new teaching resource on the legacy of BC’s Indian Residential Schools
The BC Teachers’ Federation hosted a celebration event to launch a new teaching resource to help educators in BC and across Canada teach students about the history and legacy of Indian Residential Schools. 

BCTF calls on incoming government to act quickly on implementation of teachers’ Supreme Court win
The incoming government, no matter which parties are at the helm, needs to speed up the pace of implementing contract language that will mean smaller classes and more support for students with special needs, in accordance with the teachers’ Supreme Court of Canada win, said BCTF President Glen Hansman.

Education Funding Fact Sheets
The BCTF has prepared a series of education fact sheets that are available online. These fact sheets analyze current data and trends on education funding, teacher staffing, class size and composition, student enrolment and graduation rates in British Columbia. 

BC Teachers urge government to take immediate action on seismic safety in schools
For over 15 years, repeated promises to seismically upgrade BC schools have been broken and multiple plans have been delayed, leaving BC’s teachers, school support staff, and students in unsafe and dangerous buildings.


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