Change takes time. Baby steps to transparency.

When ARTICS started over 3 years ago in late 2010, the group discussed that in order for our school board and democracy within it to progress, we needed to advocate…

Why are so many parents upset with their school board?

For the casual observer, it must seem like a stream of news about upset parents with a school board decission of movement, lack of school space and lobbying for new…

The phone call

There has been much discussion in the media and on social media about the phone call. For those not aware, 6 of 7 Calgary Public School Trustees made a 21…

2013-2014 a new board and a new beginning.

This is our first post since the 2013 trustee election. So a little review might be in order? October 2013 started with great hope. It was hoped three new trustees…

What IS the role of a Trustee?

  In mid-September, a few parents took to Twitter to thank Calgary Board of Education Trustee Joy Bowen-Eyre for helping them secure additional bike racks at their school. A picture…

April Workshop

Date: April 20, 2013 from 9:30am to 11:30 Location: Crossroads Community Centre - 1803 14th Avenue NE, Calgary, AB Topics: Financial Literacy and Campaign Communications We are fortunate to have Derek…

March Workshop

Date: March 16, 2013 from 9:30am to 11:30 Location: Oakridge Community Centre - 9504 Oakfield Dr SW, Calgary, AB Topic: Creating a Campaign Strategy We look forward to having Sheila Taylor,…

Campaign workshop notes

We were lucky to have speakers who brought a lot of political experience to address us. The benefit is that we were given a very realistic view of the hill…

We believe in the CBE

Over the past two years, members of ARTICS have been called many things; advocates, watchdogs, troublemakers, and armchair quarterbacks to name a few. However, since our inception we have consistently…

ARTICS – Looking back & to the future

“We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to surface the hidden tension that is already alive.” Martin Luther King Jr. Over…