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Vancouver school board approves new policy addressing transgender students. Bravo! Excellent leadership in diversity and inclusion.

from BBC News

Canada: Schools axe 'he' and 'she' in favour of 'xe'

Canadian schools go gender-free | Vancouver schools introduce gender-neutral pronoun bbc.com

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Vancouver school board names 12 schools to be considered for closure next year

from CBC News

Students at East Vancouver school stay up all night to test effects of sleep deprivation

Students at Vancouver Technical Secondary School got a crash course in sleep deprivation when about 120 students arrived at the east end high school Friday at dusk and deliberately stayed up all night.

‘Buddy bench’ at school promotes inclusion and friendship Faced with the reality that many children were feeling excluded and lonely, a North Vancouver school introduced a buddy bench to help promote friendship amongst students. http://www.thesouthafrican.com/buddy-bench-at-school-promotes-inclusion-and-friendship/

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from CBC News

VSB reminds students 4/20 is not a day off

The Vancouver School Board is reminding parents and students that April 20 is still a school day regardless of planned 4/20 events.

from CBC News

Parents say closing Vancouver schools would harm children

An independent audit report by Ernst & Young suggests the Vancouver School Board should close up to 19 schools in order to address its projected $15 million budget shortfall.