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A fall semester without students threatens economies in Maple League university towns

In the News   |   June 2, 2020

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For a handful of Canada’s oldest liberal arts colleges, the pandemic-induced pressure to shift to online education threatens to undermine the personal contact that is their selling point. The universities of the Maple League, with... read more

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Debate continues over best way for teachers to educate students online

In the News   |   May 20, 2020

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For two hours every day, Martine Gagnon’s fifth-grade class learns about geometry, the French language and social sciences from a well-appointed nook in her Ottawa-area kitchen. She has two whiteboards, a laptop, another computer screen... read more

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Summer enrolment up at universities despite online shift during pandemic

In the News   |   May 19, 2020

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Enrolment in spring and summer courses has jumped at many Canadian universities despite the shift to online classes. The increase likely reflects a depressed summer jobs market, but may also raise hopes that online learning... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 13, 2020

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Many graduation events will have to be conducted remotely or deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Homeschooling Your Kids in These Anxious Times? It’s a Great Time to Talk With Them About Money

Behind the Breaking News   |   May 13, 2020

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Well, what extraordinary times we are living through – likely unprecedented in all of our lifetimes. It will be fascinating to see what comes of this time, how we come out of it and what... read more

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McGill, UBC among universities to offer majority of fall semester online

In the News   |   May 12, 2020

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A number of Canadian universities announced that their classes will be held primarily online in the fall, acknowledging that restrictions required to contain COVID-19 may remain in place for months. McGill University, the University of... read more

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Strategies for remote teaching/learning

Research & Findings   |   May 11, 2020

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What a difference a month makes. By now, you will have been working for weeks to meet the challenge of online teaching and learning. So, for our final Research and Findings of this school year,... read more

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House of Commons approves $9-billion student aid package after Liberals agree to opposition changes

Articles of Interest   |   April 30, 2020

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The House of Commons approved a $9-billion package of new measures for students during a brief sitting Wednesday afternoon, after the minority Liberal government agreed to several opposition requests. The Senate will now sit Friday... read more

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Ottawa creates new benefit to help students, recent graduates without summer jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic

In the News   |   April 23, 2020

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The federal government revealed a $9-billion package of emergency measures for postsecondary students Wednesday, including expanded summer job grants, up to $5,000 for community volunteers and a new $1,250-a-month benefit for students who can’t find... read more

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Universities, donors amass millions in grants for students struggling with financial implications of COVID-19

In the News   |   April 21, 2020

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Universities and colleges are funnelling millions in emergency grants to students struggling to cope with the financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s a moment unlike any ever faced in university student aid offices across... read more

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How different provinces have handled the school closures

In the News   |   April 16, 2020

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As an elected official, New Brunswick Education Minister Dominic Cardy is used to people telling him he’s wrong. Those comments arrived in waves again in March when parents told him closing schools was unacceptable, that... read more

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Universities try to recruit new students, convince others to stay enrolled for fall

In the News   |   April 14, 2020

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Universities are recruiting new students and trying to convince others to stay enrolled for the fall even as it’s still not clear whether in-person classes will be offered because of the impact of COVID-19. The... read more

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Homeschooling advice from some experts

Research & Findings   |   April 14, 2020

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has everyone at home, leaving parents and teachers taking on the challenge of homeschooling their children/students. Not surprisingly, a raft of material has appeared online to offer support. We have selected... read more

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French immersion causes two-tier school system, data show

Discussion Topics   |   April 9, 2020

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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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How much should parents be sweating homeschooling?

In the News   |   April 6, 2020

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A high-school teacher in Surrey, B.C., has a simple piece of advice for the complex problems that parents across Canada are suddenly facing, with concerns of their children falling behind academically with schools closed during... read more

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