CBE schools will open to students on Thursday morning at regular start time and dismissal will be at noon, giving staff and students the opportunity to finish up the school year.
Read the details here.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A pilot project will be introduced in some Calgary schools next year eliminating numerical grades on report cards. “Evident,” “emerging” or “support required” would replace "1 - 5" on reports to parents. There would be fewer (and maybe no) personal teacher's comments about our kids and reports would only be done twice per school year.
There hasn't been much, if any, public input about the project and even the trustees say they haven't been fully informed: click here.
Frank Bruseker, the ATA president has suggested that this would be a welcome change because teacher's wouldn't need to spend as much time on reporting student's progress. An interview with CBC can be heard here. David Grey at Calgary Eye Opener asks: "Are these changes about finding better ways to give parents feedback about how their kids are performing in school or are these changes about cutting down the workload for teachers"?
CAPC would like some help with parental response to this project. Please see this web page if you'd like to provide a voice.
From my point of view, teachers are going to spend a whole lot more time explaining to parents what 'emerging' means than if they just wrote down a 3.