Recent Blog Posts - Nathan Ip

Statement about cancelled classes: COVID-19
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As you may have heard, the province announced that all classes in K-12 schools will be suspended until further notice due to the COVID19 Pandemic. The division remains operational and...
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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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