Education Minister Adriana LaGrange issued the following statement on Education Week:
“Education Week runs from April 27 to May 1 this year and I am especially proud to pay tribute to teachers, education partners, parents and family members for their support for students during this unprecedented time.
“The theme of Education Week is ‘Learning is a Journey’ and educators and parents across Alberta have truly gone the extra mile to ensure their students and children continue to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic. While I realize our temporary normal is not the same as being in school, we will continue to put the safety of students and staff first, and give school authorities the flexibility to do what is best in their communities. Together, we will get through this.
“I want to thank Albertans who have brought collaboration and innovation to new levels during the past several weeks. While we may not be able to celebrate this important week in the ways we normally would, I do hope that everyone finds an opportunity to recognize the important role Alberta’s diverse and robust education system plays in the success of our province.”