Nathan Ip

Nathan Ip is your Public Trustee in Edmonton's Ward H. He stands for programs tailored to what communities need, and creative new partnerships to help the school system do more.

Recent Blog Posts

COMMUNITY REMEMBERS SCHOOL NAMESAKE, RENOWNED CHEMIST
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Students and staff across the District paid tribute to Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour this week, recalling her contributions to education, science and the community at her namesake school. At an Edmonton Public School Board meeting Tuesday afternoon, Board Chair Michelle Draper expressed the Board’s sym...
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Edmonton public school trustees to press province for high school design money
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public school trustees are so anxious about a looming shortage of high school space, they’re asking Alberta’s education minister for money immediately to start planning two new ones. “This is one of the issues that keeps me up at night,” trustee Nathan Ip said while attempting to convince his sch...
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Edmonton public schools want community flex spaces
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Day cares, public libraries, and medical clinics could all find homes in new Edmonton public schools if the government will let boards include flexible spaces, public trustees say. The Edmonton public school board voted unanimously Tuesday to write to the ministers of education and infrastructure...
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Pre-enrolment and Registration Process for New Schools – 2016
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Many of you have asked me about the pre-enrollment and registration process for the new schools. I have included an update below with the latest information from our district as well as additional links to the Edmonton Public Schools website. Please contact Planning at 780-429-8539 if you have an...
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ASBA Remains Silent on Supporting LGBTQ Students
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On Friday, my motion to create a policy supporting LGBTQ kids was sadly not passed by the ASBA Board of Directors: “That the Alberta School Boards Association develop a comprehensive policy for establishing and maintaining welcoming, inclusive, safe and healthy learning and working environments f...
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Update on motion for a provincial Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity policy (SOGI)
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Friends, Over the past several weeks, many of you have contacted me to find out about my next steps to support transgender students in the province. Indeed, the fight to ensure that no student in Alberta faces discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity continues. As trustees, ...
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Thoughts on the Growth Accommodation Strategy
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Many of you are tuning in attentively to today’s announcement on space accommodation. I’ve been out to various schools in southwest Edmonton these past few months, getting to know you and your communities better. And I’ve certainly taken to heart what you’ve been telling me – I know parents...
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School Overcrowding
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It’s been another week of hitting the pavement and getting out there to talk with you about your concerns. I had a fantastic time attending the Blue Quill Party in the Park, as well as the Windermere Carnival – these are just some of the events that make our communities a great place for families...
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Keeping Schools Open to the Community
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Well, it’s been a busy but exhilarating week of doorknocking and events. I’ve been so struck by the interest, insight and passion for education that I’m hearing in chatting with Ward H residents on doorsteps and our in the community. I wanted to take a moment as we head into a new school year to ...
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School Boundaries
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Neighbourhoods in southwest Edmonton are now packed with growing families, and schools are stretched to their limits. A shortage of space means that some students may not be able to attend the school in their own neighbourhood. We need to look at innovative ways to get schools built quickly and m...
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