• Demetrios Nicolaides is smiling at the camera wearing a dark suit and tie with a white dress shirt.

    Minister Demetrios Nicolaides

    Demetrios Nicolaides was sworn in as Minister of Education on June 9, 2023.

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Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Education outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Key information

Our responsibilities

Through safe and caring schools for all students, Alberta’s government is making life better by investing in education – one of the most important investments we can make in our future.

The Ministry has the following responsibilities:

  • develop curriculum and set standards
  • evaluate curriculum and assess outcomes
  • teacher development and certification
  • support students with diverse learning needs
  • fund and support school boards
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit and Francophone education
  • oversees basic education policy and regulations

In focus

Taking quick, effective action to cut costs and deliver relief to help families, businesses and vulnerable Albertans.

Discover the 4 key themes and 8 subjects for elementary grades and have your say.

The new guides will help students and their families assess the strengths of online and blended learning.

Learn about the many ways to finish high school in Alberta.

Results are available under K to 12 provincial assessment.

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