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Ask me, ask me!

Cartoons   |   November 11, 2019

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Under Ontario's classroom cellphone ban, students can only use personal mobile devices for educational purposes, for health purposes, or for special needs.

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Royal Canadian Legion partners with Fortnite to teach military history for Remembrance Day

In the News   |   November 8, 2019

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Ahead of Remembrance Day, the Royal Canadian Legion hopes to teach children about the sacrifices men and women in this country have made in conflicts dating to the First World War with a game, one... read more

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French immersion causes two-tier school system, data show

In the News   |   November 7, 2019

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As parents increasingly choose French immersion, new data from one Ontario school board show that the program is creating a two-tiered system, with new Canadians, children from low-income families and students with special needs overrepresented... read more

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Goodbye F. Scott Fitzgerald, hello Rita Joe: Thunder Bay’s schools bring Indigenous stories into classes

In the News   |   October 29, 2019

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In a city facing tough questions about racism and reconciliation, educators hope new authors in the curriculum can offer different answers. Rather than read The Great Gatsby, students in John Power’s English class are studying something... read more

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Student groups contend with lower revenues under Ontario’s new opt-out fee policy

In the News   |   October 25, 2019

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Student groups are cutting services, slashing budgets and preparing for a years-long fight to maintain aspects of campus life affected by the Doug Ford government’s move to make some student fees optional. Most student organizations... read more

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When e-learning works best

Research & Findings   |   October 15, 2019

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This year, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced a new requirement for graduating from high school: four completed e-learning courses—three more than the other provinces using e-learning courses. Fears that this threatens the traditional role... read more

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Ontario education workers poised for full strike action on Oct. 7

In the News   |   October 3, 2019

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Note:  The strike was called off when a tentative agreement was reached on October 6, 2019. The union representing 55,000 custodians, secretaries and education-support workers at Ontario schools is threatening to strike on Monday if... read more

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Ontario to have 10,000 fewer teaching positions in public schools over next five years: FAO analysis

Articles of Interest   |   September 27, 2019

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Ontario will have 10,000 fewer teaching positions in its public schools over the next five years as a result of increases to class sizes announced by Doug Ford’s government, according to an analysis by the... read more

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Conservatives’ on-campus flyers maligning ‘left-wing’ professors anger academics, faculty representatives

In the News   |   September 13, 2019

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The Conservative Party is distributing flyers that suggest university professors are agents of left-wing indoctrination. The party flyers were spotted on the York University campus in Toronto this week. The flyers bear an image of... read more

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Just the facts, please

Research & Findings   |   September 12, 2019

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As the Canadian school year kicks off, raucous campaigns for our federal election in October are in full swing. Research and Findings was impressed by a college-aged niece, who asked where she could find unbiased... read more

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Top Canadian universities rise in global rankings

In the News   |   September 12, 2019

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Canadian universities, led by the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia and McGill, have moved up in an influential ranking of the world’s top schools. Seven Canadian institutions were ranked among the top... read more

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Student Vote program looks to engage, educate students on election process

In the News   |   September 11, 2019

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Elementary and high-school students across Canada will have a chance to participate in the federal election voting process first-hand through a national program. The initiative, known as Student Vote, is designed to encourage students to... read more

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Should we give up on financial literacy? Are you kidding me?

CFEE Blog   |   September 3, 2019

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So here we are the start of another school year. For a brief period each year, the media and others focus on issues pertaining to schooling and what we teach our kids. Let’s suppose for... read more

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Campus life threatened, student groups say of Ford’s opt-out initiative at Ontario universities and colleges

In the News   |   September 3, 2019

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Fifteen cents for the food bank, a quarter for sexual education and peer counselling, a little less than three dollars for the student newspaper. The list of student fees made optional by the Ontario government... read more

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Mind your Zs: schools study adding sleep to their lesson plans

Articles of Interest   |   September 3, 2019

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Along with their French lessons, Johanne Boursier’s Grade 10 students will also be learning about sleep this school year. Ms. Boursier, a French and ethics teacher at Montreal’s Heritage Regional High School, says she has... read more

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