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New Woodshop Encouraging Students to Attend Class

By | January 15, 2019

“When I did not feel like coming to school, I would remember my project and come anyway. It was literally the only reason I got out of bed,” says a woodworking student in the Calgary Board of Education’s Discovering Choices program.

Holiday Greetings From Marilyn

By | December 16, 2018

As it is for most people, December is a whirlwind of a month here at EducationMatters as we wrap up the old year and get ready for the new, so it‘s nice to pause for a few moments to reflect on everything we have done together for Calgary Board of Education (CBE) students in 2018. 

2018 Fall Grant Recipients Selected

By | December 14, 2018

There may be snow on the ground and holiday jingles playing over the loudspeaker at the grocery store, but for some Calgary schools it’s beginning to look like a lot like Christmas for a different reason.

2018 Tax Receipting Deadlines

By | December 5, 2018

As we celebrate this season of giving, we thank all our supporters for helping Calgary students to succeed this year. If you would like to end the year by investing in the Calgary Board of Education’s students and wish to receive a 2018 tax receipt, please be sure to note our holiday office hours and  Continue Reading »

A Budding Psychology Career Begins at a Young Age

By | November 14, 2018

As the Assistant Principal at Centennial High School entered Julia’s sociology class, she didn’t know that her entire career was about to take shape.

Niitsitapi Learning Centre

With Your Help We Are Learning and Healing Together

By | October 15, 2018

At Niitsitapi Learning Centre, we are lucky to spend our days with students from preschool through grade two as we explore the Alberta curriculum from a variety of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit perspectives.

Back to School Campaign William Reid Math

Your Support Helps Students Feel Successful in Math

By | October 4, 2018

I arrived at William Reid School a year ago. As a banker in my previous life, I have a strong math background and mathematics is dear to my heart.

Equinor’s (formerly Statoil) First Arts Scholarship Recipient in Calgary

By | September 27, 2018

When Lan Tran saw the scholarship opportunity, she could not believe it. The Equinor, (formerly Statoil), Arts Scholarship at EducationMatters, would be given to a graduating high school student who demonstrated passion for artistic achievement

Your Support Helps Students Like Me Reach Their Goals

By | September 26, 2018

I always knew that I wanted to help people, I just wasn’t sure how. In 2017, while in grade 12 at Ernest Manning High School, I began to imagine the next steps for my life.

Pre-apprentice electrician program

RBC Helping to Build a New Generation of Electricians

By | September 24, 2018

Calgary students who are looking to begin a career in the electrical trades have something to be excited about this fall. EducationMatters is pleased to announce that RBC is expanding its commitment to creating meaningful work experience opportunities for students.