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A Colourful Courtyard at John A. MacDonald

By | October 16, 2019

The Jason and Jane Louie Memorial Fund was established to honour and celebrate the memory two former Sir John A. MacDonald students; today, their memory remains alive throughout the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) community as a reminder of the importance of kindness and friendship. The Jason and Jane Louie Memorial Fund at EducationMatters provided  Continue Reading »

Using Music to Improve Reading and Math Skills in Annie Foote School

By | September 30, 2019

Xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels – these are just some of the new additions to the music program at Annie Foote School, but the new instruments are not only making their mark in music class. Annie Foote has a large population of students who are English Language Learners (ELL), and finding opportunities for these students to  Continue Reading »

How Robotics Can Develop Skills for the Future

By | August 28, 2019

You may be wondering what a robotics program is, or how is it significant to student learning. Robotics is an interdisciplinary brand of science that involves engineering the conception, design and operations of mechanical robots. Sounds like a mouthful, right? Well it is – and students are able to transfer their knowledge in STEM (science,  Continue Reading »

Niitsitapi Preschool

Niitsitapi Preschoolers Need New Outdoor Play Activities

By | August 9, 2019

The Niitsitapi Learning Centre is a unique school that focuses on Early Education for Indigenous students. Children from Kindergarten to Grade Two get a head start on learning while nurturing their cultural background. The Centre teaches the Alberta Program of Studies through First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences. One of EducationMatters’ primary mandates  Continue Reading »

Using Monologues and Masks to Spark Mental Health Discussions

By | July 23, 2019

Mental health. It is often a difficult subject to broach, compounded by centuries of stigma that still affect the way we view and talk about mental health as a whole. Normalizing the conversation and correcting misinformation and misunderstanding about the topic is the first step towards viewing mental health in the same way we consider  Continue Reading »

School Grants Can Help Build Future NBA Champs

By | June 28, 2019

With the Toronto Raptors being the latest NBA Champions, the popularity of basketball has greatly increased in Canada. For students at Glenbrook School, the sport of basketball has significantly increased grades in Physical Education on student report cards, and this would not have been possible without the support of EducationMatters, who granted the school funds  Continue Reading »