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Minister Adriana LaGrange
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.
From the Minister
Helping First Nations students feel more welcome and supported in provincial schools.
A first-of-its-kind agreement will strengthen collaboration between Alberta Education and Fort Chipewyan Indigenous communities.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and successful school year.
A new task force will prepare students for seamless entry into post-secondary studies or employment.
We are delivering a more efficient and sustainable funding model for K to 12 education, beginning in the 2020-21 school year.
The Education Act, provides a strong foundation that will serve as a blueprint for the education system for years to come.
The Choice in Education Act affirms that parents have the right to choose the kind of education they feel will be best for their children.
Created a new vision that will transform student learning, update curriculum and strengthen the K to 12 education system.
Alberta’s government is investing $2.3 billion over the next 3 years, for new and modernized classrooms.
Ensuring students are successful
- Our vision for learning means students gain the knowledge and skills to form the foundations for successful and fulfilling lives, and make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world. Today’s students are the future drivers of Alberta’s economy. Our government is making sure students have every opportunity to pursue their career and personal interests and succeed in Alberta’s dynamic job market.
- We are updating Alberta’s curriculum to emphasize the values, learning foundations and outcomes students need for rich personal and working lives, which is a key commitment we’ve made to parents and students. We anticipate that all K to 6 students attending school in Alberta will be learning from the new K to 6 curriculum by the 2022-23 school year.
- We are supporting reconciliation by including First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences throughout Alberta’s curriculum. Alberta’s commitment to First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences in curriculum was reaffirmed on March 27, 2014, at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Edmonton.
Building excellence in the education system
- For our students to receive a modern education that gives them the tools to be successful, our education system must also be updated so it functions at the highest level possible and supports the wide variety of choice Albertans expect. This includes the laws and regulations that govern the system and how the province funds K to 12 education.
- As our government works to strengthen and diversify our economy, we need to recognize how education must evolve in order to meet those needs. We must direct as many dollars as possible to the classroom where they have the greatest benefit to students. A system that excels must also have teachers teaching in subjects that they are knowledgeable – and passionate – about.
Taking quick, effective action to cut costs and deliver relief to help families, businesses and vulnerable Albertans.
Minister LaGrange was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Red Deer North.
A wife, mother of seven, and proud grandmother of seven, LaGrange understands the importance of the role that parents play in the development of children. She has an extensive career in helping those Albertans who face physical and mental disabilities, earning her Diploma in Rehabilitative Studies from Humber College in 1981.
LaGrange also has a pedigree as an entrepreneur, owning a trucking company, as well as running a family farm.
Adriana LaGrange was appointed as Alberta’s Education Minister on April 30, 2019. Serving as a Trustee of the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division for more than 11 years, LaGrange is well positioned to understand the unique needs of the education system. She is committed to the development of a modern curriculum to prepare Alberta’s next generation with the skills they need to succeed.