Apr. 09, 2021
The Board of Trustees and Administration of The Calgary Board of Education have taken the time to carefully review the draft provincial curriculum and current realities within our system. The CBE has decided not to participate in the draft curriculum pilot in fall 2021. This decision considered the significant impacts of the pandemic and the importance of focusing on the immediate learning needs of students across our system.
While we appreciate the government’s intention to redesign the curriculum for the benefit of student learning, we have concerns similar to those expressed by educators, academic staff, parents, and community members.
As the largest public school board in Alberta, we believe it is vitally important to provide Alberta Education with feedback on the draft curriculum. In the fall, we will gather meaningful feedback through focus groups with classroom teachers and curriculum specialists. Staff, parents/guardians and community members are encouraged to continue providing feedback to Alberta Education here
The CBE supports the goal of strengthening the curriculum to prepare students for the future. We trust that government will consider all the feedback gathered across the province and make the necessary changes prior to implementation in September 2022.