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Cellphone crackdown will improve student achievement, Ontario Education Minister Lecce says

In the News   |   May 1, 2024

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The Ontario government is strengthening its crackdown on the use of cellphones and vaping in elementary and high schools, giving school leaders the authority to notify parents, take away devices and suspend students who don’t comply.... read more

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Spike in international student asylum claims an abuse of study permits, experts warn

In the News   |   April 22, 2024

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Asylum claims by international students have risen more than 1,500 per cent in the past five years, figures obtained by The Globe and Mail show, as experts warn that the study-permit system is being exploited... read more

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Trudeau announces budget funding for national school food program

In the News   |   April 3, 2024

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the coming federal budget would include funding for a national school food program that advocates say is needed to support schools and community groups struggling to provide nutritious meals to children.... read more

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There’s one key topic missing from your child’s financial literacy education

Articles of Interest   |   April 3, 2024

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If your child goes to school in Canada, they’ve likely learned some money basics. That’s because school boards across the country have recognized the importance of teaching kids financial literacy and made it part of... read more

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Four Ontario school boards sue social-media giants for products that harm students’ behaviour and education

In the News   |   March 28, 2024

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Four of Canada’s largest school boards are suing the companies behind social-media platforms Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and TikTok, accusing them of negligently designing products that disrupt learning and rewire student behaviour while leaving educators to... read more

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Labour-starved provinces seek new ways to draw high-school students to skilled trades

In the News   |   February 28, 2024

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As recruitment lags behind retirement in construction and other industries, educators are fighting old stigmas and offering different incentives. Around noon on an unseasonably mild Friday in January, Evandro Arruda wasn’t preparing for his lunch... read more

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Canadian universities and colleges trying to come to grips with fallout from international student cap

In the News   |   February 7, 2024

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Postsecondary schools across the country are trying to come to grips with the financial impact of the federal government’s cap on international study permits, assessing short-term issues such as visa processing delays and longer-term threats... read more

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‘It will be a good thing for us’: International students living in Canada react to Ottawa’s visa cap

In the News   |   February 1, 2024

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International students living in Canada are feeling both hopeful and frustrated over the cap on study permits the federal government announced last week. Faced with life in cramped accommodation and struggling to find enough work... read more

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Educators across Canada shifting their thinking around exams and assessments

Articles of Interest   |   January 31, 2024

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At the end of every high-school semester, it’s not unusual to find teens weighed down by those stress-inducing final exams. But one Ontario school board has taken a different approach. Instead of dedicated exam days... read more

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Quebec reduces tuition hike at English universities, but adds French requirement

Articles of Interest   |   December 15, 2023

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The Quebec government has announced that planned tuition hikes for out-of-province students at English universities will be smaller than first proposed, but it’s adding a new requirement that 80 per cent of students from outside... read more

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Math scores of Canadian students continue steep slide, raising concern about how it’s taught in school

In the News   |   December 5, 2023

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Math scores of Canadian students continued their steep slide, according to a new international ranking that reinforces the continuing domestic concern about how the subject is taught in schools. The latest results from the Organisation... read more

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York University suspends at least three employees after charges in Indigo store vandalism

In the News   |   November 28, 2023

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A York University sociology professor who studies protests and at least two other employees of the school have been placed on leave from their jobs after they were charged in connection with hate-motivated mischief over... read more

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University campus tours are in full swing. But even parents with RESPs lack an education financial plan

Articles of Interest   |   November 21, 2023

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For parents of Grade 12 students, things are getting real. You and your kid are likely researching college and university programs, touring various campuses and finalizing applications. Now’s the time when the full cost of... read more

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Ontario advised to abandon tuition freeze as universities and colleges face financial strain

Articles of Interest   |   November 16, 2023

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A panel of experts is calling on the Ontario government to lift the domestic tuition freeze it has maintained for the past four years and allow universities and colleges to charge higher fees to address... read more

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What are parents’ rights groups actually fighting for in schools? And do students want it?

Articles of Interest   |   November 9, 2023

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Pronoun policies and sex education are just some of the targets of conservative movements that want to control how children learn. Some pupils have other ideas. Alex Harris, a New Brunswick student, was 14 when... read more

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