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Oct 05, 2017 jjamison

World Teachers’ Day to be celebrated at the Legislature

Tomorrow, October 5, 2017, is World Teachers' Day. BCTF President Glen Hansman will be in Victoria at the Legislature to celebrate with Premier John Horgan and the Education Minister Rob Fleming. The government will be officially proclaiming the day and will welcome several teachers, adult education students, and a local school choir to help celebrate.

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BCTF presents 2017 funding brief to Legislative committee

BCTF President Glen Hansman presented the Federation's 2017 Education Funding Brief to the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services today, October 4, 2017. The committee is made up of MLAs from all parties and makes recommendations to the government on setting priorities for the provincial budget.

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Voting starts today for Vancouver’s school board by-election

Vancouver teachers and parents have been waiting a long time to have a democratically elected board returned to their community. Vancouver has been without school trustees for a full year. Both of our locals in Vancouver, the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers' Association (VESTA) and the Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association (VSTA), have endorsed candidates. Review VESTA's list and VSTA's list and contact the locals if you have any questions.

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Opportunities for Members—ERAC Learning Resource Evaluators

The BCTF is seeking 44 active members to become learning resource evaluators to evaluate classroom resources for ERAC. Evaluations are shared with all educators and administrative staff through ERACs Online Collection. ERAC is an association of BC public school districts, independent schools, and the Territory of the Yukon working together on the evaluation, selection, access, and deployment of digital and print learning resources. Learn more and apply online. The application deadline has been extended to October 9, 2017.

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