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The bully, the bullied, and the not-so-innocent bystander

April 15th, 2015 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on The bully, the bullied, and the not-so-innocent bystander)

picture 623dpfr banner workingThe definitive guide to bullying prevention and intervention, by best-selling author Barbara Coloroso, provides real solutions for a problem that affects young people all over the world.

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Parents, politicos rally in Nanaimo, across B.C. against further cuts to public education

April 13th, 2015 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Parents, politicos rally in Nanaimo, across B.C. against further cuts to public education)

picture 622Rallies were held in Nanaimo and in other cities across British Columbia on Sunday April 12th to protest against plans by the B.C. government to further cut public education funding.

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Best-selling author brings bullying awareness to Nanaimo April 14, 2015

April 7th, 2015 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Best-selling author brings bullying awareness to Nanaimo April 14, 2015)

picture 620aBarbara Coloroso is an international bestselling author and for the past 38 years an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, nonviolent conflict resolution and restorative justice.

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Teacher wars: Where has respect for education gone?

June 17th, 2014 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Teacher wars: Where has respect for education gone?)

British Columbia’s education conflicts reveal the competition for funds between public and independent schools, and the political conflict between two visions of society

picture 553In British Columbia—and also in Alberta and Ontario—teachers seem to be under relentless attack and criticism. “The profession is in a state of seemingly constant turmoil,” writes National Post columnist Kelly McParland, “faced with steady demands for change to a system that was good enough to educate today’s leaders, but is deemed unsatisfactory for their children or grandchildren.”

B.C.’s teachers are on strike—though media reports suggest that contract negotiations with government haven’t ‘broken down’ but have ‘stalled.’ Teacher Ann McLean is retiring after 20 years at Sidney’s Parkland School, but is now walking the picket line. She told the Times Colonist, “I’m very worried about the public education system. It feels like it has all been taken away gradually.” Ongoing cuts and lack of funding has led teachers to wonder whether the government believes in public education, Ann McLean says.

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StEps for students nears a goal

August 5th, 2010 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on StEps for students nears a goal)

Tulani Ackerman’s cross-B.C. trek nears a destination point, but will Victoria listen?

On July 1st, 2010, the StEps movement hit the road to walk and bike throughout British Columbia in an effort to gather stories and ideas about challenges faced by the provincial education system. The  goal is to promote communication between  students, parents, teachers, administrators, community members, and the provincial government. We first spoke with Prince Rupert teacher Tulani Ackerman, who founded StEps for Students, on July 1st, the day she began her cross-B.C. travel. (more…)

StEps for students

July 1st, 2010 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on StEps for students)

Tulani Ackerman increases discussion about the needs of children, youth, and education

On July 1st, 2010, the StEps movement will hit the road to walk and bike throughout British Columbia in an effort to gather stories and ideas about challenges faced by the provincial education system. The  goal is to promote communication between  students, parents, teachers, administrators, community members, and the provincial government. (more…)