Six COVID-Related Questions to VSB

The Vancouver Board of Education closed down in-classroom instruction when the BC Government shut down all schools March 17, 2020. So far, no date has yet been announced for re-opening classrooms. It’s a good time to start talking about what public education will look like after the pandemic has passed. According to UNESCO monitoring, about 70% of the world’s student population (well over 1 billion learners) remain out of school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as of May 1 2020. This is down from over 90% on April 25, but the data is clear: the situation is severe … Continue reading Six COVID-Related Questions to VSB

Tell me, How will reducing Vancouver car traffic impact your life?

If you live in Vancouver, I’d love to hear what you think about this. Please comment here or use the contact form for a less public engagement.

The media is reporting that the City of Vancouver is set to reduce Prior Street speed limits to 30km/h and reduce lanes to 1 in each direction starting Monday between Gore and Raymur for a 1-year test of traffic flows.

A Car drives down Vancouver's Prior Street.
Photo: CTV
A Car drives down Vancouver’s Prior Street.
Photo: CTV
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JOANNAH CONNOLLY

Vancouver-Centre Public School Mess Highlights Years of Ignoring Residents

The inaction of elected officials such as Liberals Hedy Fry and Sam Sullivan is responsible for the pain Yaletown or Olympic Village parents will feel every day taking their kids to Coal Harbour accross the downtown core. Continue reading Vancouver-Centre Public School Mess Highlights Years of Ignoring Residents

Stop making it worse for homeless students

This October 19, 2018 article is a reprint from an entry I wrote as part of my 2018 Vancouver School Board campaign, in which I received 27,900 votes Stigmatized youth, in particular LGBTQ2+ and indigenous youth, are over-represented in the 2018 Metro Vancouver Youth Homeless Count, published earlier this month. It represents a comprehensive snapshot of youth who are homeless in the Metro Vancouver region. The report paints a stark landscape about the outcomes faced by youth who are susceptible to marginalization and stigma. The first of its kind, the count was conducted in April 2018 and found at least … Continue reading Stop making it worse for homeless students

“Each For All” with Rubin Puga

Morgane speaks about her campaign on “Each For All” with Rubin Puga [Note: This is a re-post of an update from my 2018 Vancouver School Trustee campaign] Too many parents are telling me their child is not getting the education they deserve. You expect more, and I’m here to help. Listen to this segment of Each For All with Robin Puga, as we are joined by City Council candidate Tanya Paz. You’ll hear why I am running as an independent candidate, and why I believe local governance is a collaborative exercise that benefits little from parties or 3rd party vested … Continue reading “Each For All” with Rubin Puga

Morgane Oger running for Vancouver Board of Education Trustee

For immediate release

September 14th, 2018

Morgane Oger running for Vancouver Board of Education Trustee

http://votemorganeoger.ca

Education and human rights advocate Morgane Oger submitted her Nomination papers for Trustee in the 2018 Vancouver School Board election.

“Vancouver parents have been asking me to step forward as an independent candidate in this election for some time,” said Oger. “As the mom of two children in our public school system, I commit to making sure more of our K12 education funding is spent in the classroom, where it is meant to go.”

As Chair of the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC), Oger successfully organized parents to halt the closure of 12 Vancouver schools in 2017. Raising two children downtown, Oger understands the pressures our schools face due to overcrowding, campaigning for additional school capacity as the BC NDP candidate for False Creek in the 2017 BC General election. Continue reading “Morgane Oger running for Vancouver Board of Education Trustee”