Lucie Edwardson

Journalist

Lucie Edwardson is a reporter with CBC Calgary, currently focused on bringing you stories related to education in Alberta. In 2018 she headed a pop-up bureau in Lethbridge, Alta. Her experience includes newspaper, online, TV and radio. Follow her on Twitter @LucieEdwardson

Latest from Lucie Edwardson

Alberta gives school boards green light to use lockers again

Changes to some back-to-school guidelines means Alberta schools boards can now allow the use of lockers again.

Changes to education funding model ends AHS rehab partnerships in Alberta schools

A spring change to the Alberta Education funding framework means funding has been cut for the Regional Collaborative Service Delivery, which supported the delivery of things like occupational, speech and physical therapy in schools.

CBE is the latest Alberta school district to cancel provincial achievement tests

The CBE said that due to the continued disruption caused by the pandemic, it will not be administering Grade 6 and 9 PATs for the 2020-21 school year. 

'There are probably going to be job losses': U of C looks to minimize impact of impending cuts

Facing another round of deep provincial budget cuts in 2021, the University of Calgary says job losses are likely.

Bishop McNally students allege truck tried to hit them during anti-racism walkout

The Calgary Police Service is investigating after reports of a truck attempting to drive into a group of students from Bishop McNally participating during an anti-racism walkout on Thursday. 

Hundreds of Calgary students join anti-racism walkout at Bishop McNally High School

Hundreds of students walked out of class at Bishop McNally High School on Thursday, calling on the Calgary Catholic School District to do more when it comes to incidents of racism in its schools.

CBE trustees 'on track' to meet November deadline to improve governance and financial management

The CBE's board of trustees says it is 'on track' to complete all the minister's directives on time.

Calgary Catholic students will not have to write provincial achievement tests this year

Grades 6 and 9 students in the Calgary Catholic School District will not be required to take part in provincial achievement tests this year after the province allowed school authorities the discretion to cancel them because of the pandemic.

Calgary post-secondaries see rates of academic misconduct, cheating rise during pandemic

Calgary's two universities say they've seen instances of cheating and academic misconduct increase since classes moved online at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calgary Catholic school board apologizes for principal using N-word

Calgary's Catholic school board has apologized days after a recording surfaced of a principal using the N-word in discussion with a group of Black students.

Law professor slams suspension of Calgary teens who posted audio of principal using N-word

A professor of law says students suspended by the Calgary Catholic School District for posting online an audio recording of their principal should sue the school board. 

Students suspended over recording of Calgary school principal using N-word

Multiple students from St. Michael School have been suspended after a portion of a conversation between a group of Black students and their principal was shared online.

'The outdoors is our classroom': Blended online, outdoor school launches in Bow Valley

The Lynx program  — which blends online learning with experiential outdoor learning — is new this year. It was started, in part, as a response to the uncertainty COVID-19 has brought to traditional schooling. 

Here's what life is like for southern Alberta teens living in rural towns during a pandemic

Without mandatory mask bylaws in towns like Black Diamond and Turner Valley, school is the only place that many southern Alberta kids are required to wear them.

Demand for substitute teachers up 20% at Calgary public schools in first 15 days of class

Substitute teachers from the Calgary Board of Education are in higher demand than usual this fall.

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