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September 23, 2017 10:06 pm

Ministry of Education to Host Open House on Student Reporting

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 5:55 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Parents with questions or concerns about student progress reporting are invited to participate in an open house next week.

It will be hosted by the Ministry of Education and take place at Prince George Secondary School on Wednesday, Feb.22.

Parents can take part in the casual open house from 5-7 p.m. to share their ideas on how to improve student reporting and if they like participate in a brainstorming workshop from 7-8 p.m. to share their thoughts in greater detail.

The feedback is part of the three-year implementation of B.C.’s new curriculum which the ministry says “is designed to get students ready to succeed in the changing world.”

Ministry staff and school district officials will also be on hand to discus the future of student progress reporting in kindergarten-to-Grade 9 classrooms.

Parents unable to attend can still share their thoughts online until Feb.28, 2017. So far, the ministry says the engagement website has received over 26,100 visits while close to 5,000 have completed the feedback form.

A summary report of what was heard during the engagement process will be posted online in June.

Comments

How can they expect students to succeed in the real world when the first thing that they eliminate is reporting on progress. There is no accountability for students anymore. They can work at their own pace, hand in stuff when they choose and never have to adhere to deadlines. Fast forward to having a job. Boss asks you for a report on sales. Needs it on his desk in 2 hours. “Well in school I was able to hand in whatever I want whenever I want”. That’s good preparation for future workers.

    Shhhhhhh PGguy1234, we’re not supposed to mention that!

    Ya, but if we require students to actually do the work to pass courses then we can’t brag about how great our graduation rate is compared to other jurisdictions, which is proof of how great our education system is.

    Bernier trumps about it all the time…

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