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October 11, 2014 Update: Alberta Education Organization

Due to changes within the Alberta Government and the bureaucracy of Alberta Education, there has been no active movement on the Home Education Regulation.  AHEA continues to remain in contact with the Ministry of Education and active in bringing the regulation to their attention. 

Alberta Education Organizational Changes:

Education Minster:

Honourable Gordon Dirks has been appointed to the position of Education Minister.  His appointment is dependent upon him being elected in the Calgary-Elbow by-election, the date which has not yet been set.  Mr. Dirks is a strong believer in parental rights. 

http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2014/09/15/new-education-minister-gordon-dirks-a-strong-advocate-for-parental-choice-in-schooling/

Education Deputy Minister (Acting):

Mr. Gene Williams is the Acting Education Deputy Minister.  He was an Assistant Deputy Minister under Johnson/Bass administration in the division of System Excellence.

Education Act Regulatory Review Committee:

Members for the Education Act Regulatory Review Committee have not yet been appointed by the Government.  Honourable Maureen Kubinec, the new Minister of Culture and Tourism, is unlikely to continue on as the Chair of the Education Act Regulatory Review Committee.

Members for the committees are likely to be appointed soon and AHEA will be advised as soon as the appointments to the Education Act Regulatory Review Committee are made.

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