Education funding

Ecole Dr. Knox Middle School. (File photo/Captial News)

Dr. Knox Middle School in Kelowna to get 300 new student seats

The province has approved $22.8 million in funding to add 12 new classrooms

 

Mitchell Miller, CEO of Atlas Power Technologies in Abbotsford, gives a tour of his facility to ministers Ravi Kahlon and Anne Kang on Aug. 24. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Student research gets $8.6M boost from B.C. government

Funding will increase work opportunities while developing ideas, projects around clean energy

 

The B.C. government announced a one-time $60-million back-to-school fund Aug. 29. It will be divided between 60 school districts. (Unsplash)

$60M between 60 school districts: B.C. announces one-time back-to-school fund

Each district will receive at least $250,000 to be used at its discretion

 

Plans to proceed with a new secondary school on the Westside to help relieve the enrolment burden currently shouldered by Mt. Boucherie Secondary appear to still be proceeding, after reports this week the ministry of education has cancelled seven capital projects for 2022-23 due to funding issues. (File photo)

New Westside secondary school evades capital project deferrals

Ministry of education defers 7 confirmed capital school projects for 2022-23

Plans to proceed with a new secondary school on the Westside to help relieve the enrolment burden currently shouldered by Mt. Boucherie Secondary appear to still be proceeding, after reports this week the ministry of education has cancelled seven capital projects for 2022-23 due to funding issues. (File photo)
File photo (Capital News)

West Kelowna to have new secondary school by 2027

The new school is expected to be ready for students by September 2027.

File photo (Capital News)
UBC Okanagan is among the post-secondary institutions in B.C.’s Interior to receive provincial funding for new co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities, according to an announcement Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 (File photo)

Okanagan post-secondary students will soon have more work placement opportunities

Funding from province to bolster co-op, work-integrated learning programs at Interior schools

UBC Okanagan is among the post-secondary institutions in B.C.’s Interior to receive provincial funding for new co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities, according to an announcement Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 (File photo)
Jaclyn Spittle, a parent of a child with autism, said the province’s decision to move to a hub model of care would “rip away” the supports that have made her son self-reliant. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. families rally in Victoria against changes to support for children with autism

New model a step backward, removes effective individualized care, advocates say

Jaclyn Spittle, a parent of a child with autism, said the province’s decision to move to a hub model of care would “rip away” the supports that have made her son self-reliant. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)

Curtain closing on Vernon arts bursaries

Up to 3 $1,000 bursaries available from Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administration office in Kelowna. (File photo)

Central Okanagan teachers watching for changes in education funding

COVID impact may further delay funding changes first suggested in 2018

Central Okanagan Public Schools administration office in Kelowna. (File photo)
B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark is Indigenous and she grew up in government care. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. announces funding to support post-secondary students with disabilities

The province is investing $275,000 in the new BCcampus website

B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark is Indigenous and she grew up in government care. (B.C. government photo)
The final round of cyclists at the 2019 Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda took off at 9:30 a.m. at the Vernon Christian School Saturday, Sept. 14. They’re destined for Eagle Bay, more than 100 kilometres away. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Cyclists ride in Okanagan to support Rwandan schools

The 10th annual Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda has raised more than $100,000 in donations and counting

The final round of cyclists at the 2019 Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda took off at 9:30 a.m. at the Vernon Christian School Saturday, Sept. 14. They’re destined for Eagle Bay, more than 100 kilometres away. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)