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Learning and discussion plans and selected educational news from The Globe & Mail, designed to work in your home and classroom. Developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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ChatGPT prompting some professors to rethink how they grade students

In the News   |   January 31, 2023

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Instructors at Canadian postsecondary schools, warned that the struggle to prevent cheating with artificial-intelligence apps such as ChatGPT won’t be won by a technological arms race, are instead changing how they conduct assessments. Professors are de-emphasizing essays and take-home... read more

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New car 101: Expert tips and advice for buying a new vehicle in Canada

In the News   |   January 27, 2023

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There’s no easy way to buy a new car. They’re expensive, and the process is stressful and time-consuming. The good news is there have never been more resources available to help buyers make informed decisions. A... read more

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Should you pay off your student loan as quickly as possible? Depends how much of it is interest-free

Articles of Interest   |   January 27, 2023

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Paying your student loan is no fun. Every month, money that could’ve been used towards regular expenses, investments or feel-good purchases is pulled away from your account. But is there a right amount of money... read more

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Vaccine hesitancy, COVID conspiracies led to thousands of deaths, high cost for health care system, report finds

In the News   |   January 26, 2023

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Vaccine hesitancy, fuelled by misinformation and conspiracy theories, led to thousands of unnecessary deaths and hospital stays and cost the health care system at least $300-million during two COVID-19 waves in 2021, according to a report that... read more

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Cartoons   |   January 26, 2023

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The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction says one to two standard drinks a week is considered low-risk, and that only when people have zero drinks a week are there no health risks.

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Hitting children is still legal in Canada. These lawmakers want to change that

In the News   |   January 24, 2023

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Not on the head. Not with a belt, ruler or other object. Not if a child is younger than 2 or older than 12. Not if a child has disabilities that inhibit their understanding. Only... read more

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Another weekend, another mass shooting in America

Guest Column   |   January 24, 2023

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There is something severely wrong – sick, actually – with a culture where mass shootings are so frequent that they only earn a critical mass of attention when there’s a high number of victims or... read more

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Behind the high-tech hunt for the Russian bombers targeting Ukrainian civilians

In the News   |   January 23, 2023

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As soon as Artem Starosiek heard that a Russian Kh-22 missile had slammed into an apartment block in his hometown of Dnipro, he immediately felt he knew who was behind it: Colonel Oleg Timoshyn and Russia’s... read more

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Ottawa, provinces close to 10-year deal to fund health care

In the News   |   January 20, 2023

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Ottawa and the provinces and territories are inching closer toward a 10-year funding deal that would provide a hefty increase in federal health transfers, along with bilateral financial agreements in areas such as long-term care.... read more

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Canada to send 200 more armoured vehicles to Ukraine as Kyiv stresses need for tanks

In the News   |   January 19, 2023

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Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov thanked Canada on Wednesday for its donation of 200 additional armoured personnel carriers – but made it clear that his country’s biggest need remains main battle tanks. Speaking alongside Defence... read more

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China’s economic growth in 2022 among worst in decades as country posts first population decline since 1960s

In the News   |   January 17, 2023

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The Chinese economy grew by 3 per cent in 2022, the second-lowest rate since the 1970s, missing an official target of “around 5.5 per cent,” as COVID controls and other headwinds continued to drag on... read more

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Sports gambling is strangling the beauty of sports

Guest Column   |   January 17, 2023

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Bruce Kidd is a professor emeritus of sports policy at the University of Toronto, and a former Canadian Olympian. Ever since the federal government officially lifted its ban on single-game sports betting in 2021, enabling provinces to... read more

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Five technology trends driving the workplace in 2023 – and beyond

In the News   |   January 16, 2023

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We want the latest computers, software and gadgets to make work life easier. However, too much technology can be overwhelming – and nobody likes change for the sake of change. Many organizations are continuing to... read more

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Venezuelan migrants left in limbo at U.S.-Mexico border eye path to Canada

Articles of Interest   |   January 16, 2023

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Tens of thousands of migrants desperate to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have no idea if or when they will be allowed in. Some are looking northward. As Venezuela’s economy collapsed, life got harder and harder... read more

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Canada violating rights of Indigenous peoples, immigration detainees, Human Rights Watch report says

Articles of Interest   |   January 13, 2023

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A new report from Human Rights Watch criticizes Canada for violating the rights of Indigenous people and immigration detainees, and for not doing enough to address human rights issues abroad. The latest edition of the... read more

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