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Education Reporter and Books Editor — Vancouver Sun

Education reporter and Books editor at Vancouver Sun.

Adoption series: An uphill battle to find ‘forever homes’

vancouversun.com — The two trickiest obstacles to improve adoption rates in B.C. are finding more homes for older children, many with special needs, and for aboriginal kids, who hail from communities with a historic distrust of the child welfare system. B.C. is not alone. These and other adoption challenges are being faced throughout Canada.

Adoption series: Open adoptions tricky but rewarding

vancouversun.com — When Julie and Rod Horncastle adopted two youngsters five years ago, they gained more than just two children. Along with Zach, now 16, and his sister Ebony, now 18, the Horncastles also opened their lives to the kids' birth family.

Adoption series: Finding a 'forever' home

vancouversun.com — Yanked into and out of foster care repeatedly as a little girl, 12-year-old Jillian desperately hopes to find an adoptive family who will help her live a happy life free of anxiety and pain.
Jul 07, 2015

"This love can be fulfilled." Great insight by @yeshe in Adoption series video: Finding a 'forever' home bit.ly/1HKP0NT

Jul 07, 2015

RT @DeanVanSun: "This love can be fulfilled." Great insight by @yeshe in Adoption series video: Finding a 'forever' home bit.ly/1HKP0NT

Jul 07, 2015

RT @loriculbert: Amazing video by my talented @VancouverSun colleague Mark Yuen @yeshe on adoption. Featuring family of @DltwThomas vancouversun.com/life/Adoption+…

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Adoption series: B.C. studies using online photos of kids to seek adoptive parents

vancouversun.com — The 10-year-old boy with the brown tousled hair and delightful smile pauses during a ball game in the park to answer, in his childlike lilting voice, the classic question: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Adoptions in B.C.: A Changing Landscape

vancouversun.com — There are more than 1,100 families in B.C. waiting to adopt, and about 1,300 children in government care who hope to find a permanent home. The solution might appear obvious, but the reality is complicated, emotionally charged and often tediously slow.
Jul 07, 2015

RT @loriculbert: Just searched twitter for adoption tweets and most are about PETS. Children need adoption too! vancouversun.com/health/Adoptio… pic.twitter.com/YVDzSaR0oL

Jul 07, 2015

RT @loriculbert: Just searched twitter for adoption tweets and most are about PETS. Children need adoption too! vancouversun.com/health/Adoptio… pic.twitter.com/YVDzSaR0oL

More Vancouver students switch from east side to west than the reverse

vancouversun.com — As the Vancouver school board prepares to respond to a report calling for it to close as many as 19 schools, an analysis of enrolment patterns shows that many students who live in neighbourhoods just east of Main Street will enrol in a nearby school on the city's west side.

New chairman has long history with Vancouver school board

vancouversun.com — Retired educator and NPA school trustee Fraser Ballantyne is the new chairman of the Vancouver school board. It's a job that promises to be challenging because of possible school closures, tensions with the provincial government and a politically split board. Q. You were a teacher before becoming a trustee.
Jun 25, 2015

New VSB chairman has long history with Vancouver school board - see what he has to say here #bced vancouversun.com/news/metro/cha…

NPA trustee Fraser Ballantyne the new Vancouver School Board chairperson

vancouversun.com — The Vancouver school board will vote June 24 for a new chairperson, a job that promises to be challenging because of possible upcoming school closures, tensions with the provincial government and a politically split board. Former chairman Christopher Richardson resigned Monday in a surprise announcement, citing "deeply personal matters."

Suggestion to close 19 Vancouver schools ‘short-sighted’: critics

vancouversun.com — A report that recommends the closure of 19 schools in Vancouver was deemed "short-sighted" and "offensive" by critics at a school board meeting Wednesday night.

Vancouver's lowest-capacity schools

vancouversun.com — A special advisor's report on the Vancouver School Board's financial situation recommends closing 19 schools, including seven annexes, 10 elementary schools and two secondary schools.
Jun 09, 2015

A list of Vancouver's 20 lowest-capacity schools, and their seismic status, as compiled by @vancouversun vancouversun.com/news/metro/van…

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Jul 22, 2015

RT @richmondreview: We're sad to report that Friday will be the last edition of the Richmond Review. Thank you #RichmondBC for all your support over the years.

Jul 03, 2015

RT @robshaw_vansun: Health Minister Terry Lake has asked the Ombudsperson to investigate the 2012 Health Ministry firings #bcpoli

Jul 03, 2015

RT @chadskelton: ICYMI: What your city’s education, income + transit use say about your chances of voting “Yes” vancouversun.com/news/metro/Met… pic.twitter.com/ptJrzI4kKh

Jul 02, 2015

RT @VancouverSun: BREAKING: Metro Vancouver residents reject tax increase to pay for expanded transit service. #TransitReferendum pic.twitter.com/GRXbEkHSPO

Jun 29, 2015

@rmfaris Great questions, Reema. Will try to get more details. And yes, choice programs definitely have an effect.

Jun 26, 2015

@CarrieBercic I can't seem to send you one either, but you could email me at tsherlock@vancouversun.com

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