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Aug 5, 2022 12 tweets 2 min read
Travis Toews right now at the Ed. choice forum: “I would fund transportation for students to go to private schools, and increase capital funding for charter schools.” #AbEd Brian Jean: “We need to get back where we were 25 years ago in education. There are good and bad things in the draft curriculum. Math and ELA got some good reviews. Some concepts were age inappropriate. The grade 5-6 drama curriculum has some odd things.”
May 8, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
⚠ Friday May 7 #ABEd Covid-19 Update:

⏺ Variants in schools (May 6)
2,888 total cases (⬆163 since May 3) in 852 schools (⬆40)
Transmission likely in 430 schools (⬆29)
1,373 variant cases likely caught at school (⬆106)
Source: Global News

1/4 ▶️ AH/GoA Map of school status…

⏺ New to SOS list:
1463 Monsignor McCoy (Medicine Hat)
1464 Lethbridge Christian School

1465 École Terre des Jeunes YYC – OUTBREAK
1466 St. Anthony YYC – ALERT
1467 St. Thomas Aquinas (Provost AB) – ALERT

May 8, 2021 8 tweets 8 min read
AB does not exist in a bubble.
🛑When Jason Kenney lifted the cap on charter schools it wasn’t because #ABEd is unique.
🛑When the UCP adopted a 💯 % voucher policy at their 2019 AGM it wasn’t because they believe every family actually has choice.....
1/x 2/x
It’s because privatization follows a playbook - and right wing governments around the world follow it.
Alberta charter and private schools are NOT unique -right down to the way they claim to benevolently help those in the margins to prove their value:
#Abed #Ableg
May 7, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
⚠ Thurs May 6 #ABEd Covid-19 Tracker Update:

⏺ AH reports:
5,847 school cases (⬆489 since May 3)
Transmission likely in 729 schools (⬆51)

⏸ Closures/ Scenario transitions:
GoA announced: All K-12 move online May 7

1/4 Duchess School (Duchess AB) – moved online one day early (May 6)

Baturyn YEG: 17 cases; all move online May 6

▶️ AH/GoA Map of school status…

Apr 4, 2021 9 tweets 7 min read
ACTION 📣🍎📣🍎📣🍎

Let Kenney know: We reject the curriculum draft!

Now is the time for all Albertans to band together to let Premier Kenney and Minister LaGrange know that their proposed curriculum simply cannot stand.

#Abed #ableg 1/x 2/x We’ve been working hard to give YOU actionables:

1. Use our letter writing app to send a letter to them, and copy SOS, so we can keep track of the thousands of Albertans raising their voices.


#abed #ableg
Feb 9, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
⚠ Monday #ABEd COVID-19 Update:

⏺ AHS reports:
844 active school cases (⬆81)
76 reports of school transmission (⬆7)

⭕ Outbreaks declared (5-9 cases):
Belmont School YEG
Lacombe Composite High
Kirkness School YEG
Rundle School YYC
St. Francis High YYC

1/4 Outbreaks cont (5-9 cases):
St. Teresa of Avila (Red Deer)
St. Thomas Aquinas (Red Deer)
Twelve Mile Coulee YYC

🅰 Alert (2-4 cases):
#1185 NEW Glendale Science & Tech. School (Red Deer)
Lester B. Pearson YYC
Michael Strembitsky Sch YEG
Salisbury Composite (Sherwood Pk)

Jan 25, 2021 23 tweets 10 min read

With the recent announcement of a new STEM Charter school coming to #yyc, we thought it an opportune time to set the record straight on charter schools and separate fact from fiction.
Please make use of the links we've embedded!!
#abed #ableg #abpoli 1/x 🍎1. Charters are privately managed, publicly funded schools ✅
By defn,chartering ANY service is when private citizens organize to privately reserve a special service not offered.Commonly, teams/orgs charter a plane/bus to procure a special service specific to that groups needs
Jan 19, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
⚠ Monday #ABEd COVID-19 Tracker Update

Day 6 of General Back to School:

*New terminology for case levels in effect as of today, Jan 18th, list reflects these changes*

➡ AHS Stats:
181 total active cases in schools
17 reports of in-school transmission in January so far

1/7 ⭕️ Upgraded to OUTBREAK (5-9 cases) *used to be WATCH*
George McDougall (Airdrie)
Fairview School YYC…

Dec 7, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
⚠️Monday 10am #ABEd COVID-19 Update:

🔘 From AHS memo (Dec 4):
"Since September, 22 students from Alberta schools have been hospitalized for COVID-19 with two being treated in ICUs
As of Dec 3, AHS has confirmed 2,681 individuals with COVID-19 were present at schools...
1/4 (cont)...while infectious or acquired the disease in the school setting. As of Dec. 2,831 out of 2,415 schools in the province have reported an individual has attended their school while infectious or had in-school transmission."

🔘 Outbreak:
Lord Beaverbrook High YYC

Dec 5, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
⚠️Friday 9pm #ABEd COVID-19 Update:

From AHS:
1,581 active school cases
In-school transmission likely occurred in 269 schools

WATCH retraction by AHS:
Percy Baxter (Whitecourt) (listed in error on GoA map)

1/5 Image Upgraded to WATCH:
Bishop Grandin High YYC
J.J. Bowlen YEG

Outbreaks declared:…
#975 (new) St. Rupert School YYC
Kim Hung YEG (reinstated)
FFCA South Middle Campus YYC
Meyonohk School YEG
Dovercourt School YEG
St. Francis of Assisi (Red Deer)

2/5 ImageImage
Aug 13, 2020 17 tweets 13 min read
Long Thread, with a big announcement at the end.
Pls bear with us.
For almost 6 years, SOS AB has been uncompromising in our dedication to universal, accessible and equitable public education.
#Abed #ableg #SaferSchoolsAB 2.
We believe all public dollars should go to public education, that public education must be barrier free, and redefined as unable to be selective in ANY way.
If you want to know more about who we are and what we believe please read:
#Abed #ableg
Jul 17, 2020 6 tweets 5 min read
🧵This article lays out the plan Kenney is putting into play here in #ABed. Considering #Bill15 (promotes & eases legislation around charter schools) in conjunction w this govts complete lack of leadership to reopen schools safely-can only be interpreted as market creation. 2/x
Lack of leadership, planning and funding for a safe reopening of Alberta public schools is not incompetence, it’s strategic.
It’s deliberate undermining of public education.
#abed #ableg…
May 25, 2020 13 tweets 11 min read
🧵 Last week Minister @AdrianaLaGrange scolded the CBE, citing among other things their inability to put students first.

One would expect a leader in her position to lead by example: so let’s take a look back at some of her initiatives over the past year or so.
#abed #ableg 1. @AdrianaLaGrange Delayed school budgets until 6 weeks into the school year (Oct 2019) creating fiscal uncertainty for school boards. Not great for students!


#abed #ableg
Mar 31, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
If you are not already motivated to stand up and fight for public education, we have some inspiring news for you!
We've received notice from our friends @backpackthefilm that their amazing documentary is NOW AVAILABLE FOR HOME STREAMING!!!
#abed #ableg 2/x
SOS has been facilitating screenings across AB since 2017. This film is incredibly impt viewing now more than ever!
Pls pay close attn to:
🍎How governments deal w public education during a crisis
🍎How vouchers divert public dollars to privately run schools
#abed #ableg
Nov 8, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
The #ABEd Ministry released a Choice In Education survey yesterday.
Our position on this survey:
-The survey is poorly designed and ineffective for collecting data as multiple responses can originate from the same IP address or multiple hard copies. 2/
Because of this it is clear the survey is strictly for optics & the illusion of engagement.
*Choice* to this government refers to more charter and private schools and continued underfunding of public education.
The Choice In Education Act is likely already written. #abed
Nov 3, 2019 8 tweets 6 min read
🧵We’d like to take a moment (since we get an *extra* hour today 😉) to highlight the real damage austerity takes on a society, and why we are so concerned about Alberta Budget 2019. /1
#abed #ableg #RealCostOfCuts 🧵We know sometimes its hard to see the collective damage, we know it can be difficult to see why this affects you.
We hear these things all too often:
-It’s OK if they reduces transit operating hours, I don’t use transit anyway. /2

#abed #ableg #RealCostOfCuts