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Creating Math Excitement: How Tech is Helping

By | March 11, 2019

Mathletics! It’s the new online subscription service that donors have made possible at Highwood School for all of its students to help them engage with math concepts, and other students, in new ways.

Generous Scholarship Inspires a Career and a Belief in Others

By | February 20, 2019

“As a child I always believed in the kindness of strangers, but with the reality of things going on in my world, I was rudely reminded of how naïve my beliefs were. To be quite honest, I grew up in an environment where people took things. People take and take but rarely give.”

Creating Math Thinking Classrooms

By | January 29, 2019

Hesitation. Nervousness. Anxiety. Not exactly the emotions that foster a strong learning environment, but for many students these are unfortunately a first response when presented with new math problems.

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.