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Education Reporter and Books Editor — Vancouver Sun

Education reporter and Books editor at Vancouver Sun.

Vancouver housing affordability for many becomes a matter of strategy — With Vancity projecting that the average Vancouver detached house will cost more than $2.1 million by 2030 and require more than 100 per cent of the median household income to maintain the debt, it would seem very difficult for most people to buy one.

Transformation leader Rod Allen leaves Ministry of Education — Rod Allen, an assistant deputy minister at the Ministry of Education, will be leaving his job to take on the superintendent position in Cowichan Valley, effective May 19. Allen has been leading education transformation efforts in B.C., including working to revise the curriculum in the move to create a more flexible and personalized education system....

Average Vancouver house prices of $2 million foreseen in Vancity report — If housing prices continue to rise unchecked in Vancouver, the average detached home will cost more than $2.1 million by 2030 and require more than 100 per cent of the median household income to maintain, according to a new report from Vancity.

B.C. school districts grapple with funding shortfalls — School districts throughout the province are facing at least $35 million in shortfalls for next year, on top of the $29 million the government is demanding in "administrative savings."

Up Close: Fruit Salad Collection — Fruit Salad Collection Mmm, berry delicious! Treat yourself to a fresh fruit salad picked in your own backyard. It's the taste of summer at its sweetest. You get two 'Duke' blueberry bushes (a consistent, heavy producer), two 'Heritage' raspberry plants (a self-pollinating, everbearing variety known for great flavour, colour, disease resistance and drought tolerance); and...

Up Close: Pineapple Punch Planter Collection — Pineapple Punch Planter Collection It's easy to slip into the sultry feel of the tropics with these gorgeous pineapple-shaped lilies in a pot beside you. Amaze your friends with one of the plant world's true treasures. Native to South America, eucomis need a warm, sunny spot to grow to perfection.

Up Close: Best of Bishops Dahlia Collection — Best of Bishops Dahlia Collection These heavenly dahlias come with dark purple foliage making the flowers look even more striking. 'Bishop of Canterbury' has pink blooms; 'Bishop of Oxford' produces coppery-orange flowers; and 'Bishop of York' has orange-yellow flowers. They all grow into small bushy clumps about 90 cm (36 inches) high and flower from...

Up Close: Exotic Flower Bulb Collection — Exotic Flower Bulb Collection Step out of the box and grow something special this summer like peacock gladioli, Peruvian daffodils, Mexican tiger flowers and Guernsey lilies. You never see these packaged this way; it's a first, making it so much easier to have a showstopper collection of unusual flowers in your garden.

School districts around the province facing tough budget choices — In what has become an annual tradition, school districts across B.C. are grappling with significant budget cuts that include "administrative savings" and unfunded expenses like increasing MSP premiums and hydro costs. The government announced a plan to cut $29 million in "administrative savings" this year and another $24 million next year during its budget presentation...

UBC president heads to China — UBC's leader is going to China, not just to set up more student exchanges, but also to join that country's bigger discussion on social issues. Arvind Gupta, president of the University of B.C., said China faces many of the same challenges as Canada and that it is incumbent on universities to participate in the dialogue.
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Mar 26, 2015

Government takes control of teachers' pro-d & taking new powers to force school districts into shared svcs #bced…

Mar 25, 2015

Transformation leader Rod Allen leaves Ministry of Education #bced via @sharethis

Mar 19, 2015

School districts around the province facing tough budget choices #bced via @sharethis

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