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Ontario school board promotes literature diversity to reflect student body

Articles of Interest   |   September 12, 2017

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Students at a high school in Brampton, Ont., will not be reading about star-crossed lovers in Verona this year, or a feisty six-year-old girl in Maycomb, Ala., or a group of young boys marooned on... read more

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Sir Ken Robinson on how schools are stifling students’ creativity

Articles of Interest   |   September 7, 2017

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While many Canadian educators struggle to find the solution to students’ declining math scores, there’s one expert who says we may be looking at the problem the wrong way. Sir Ken Robinson – education guru,... read more

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Ontario to target math, report cards in curriculum revamp

Articles of Interest   |   September 6, 2017

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The Ontario government is planning a major reform of the school curriculum with a focus on improving student achievement in subjects such as math, where standardized test scores are falling or stagnating. The Globe and... read more

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Canadian universities hold steady in global rankings

Articles of Interest   |   September 5, 2017

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Canadian universities have maintained their global rankings in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but will need to bolster their investment in research if they want to keep up with intensive global competition... read more

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Why some schools have ditched academic and athletic awards

Articles of Interest   |   September 3, 2017

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For the first time in as long as anyone can remember, no one at Strathcona Elementary School in Chilliwack, B.C., won an award for athletics or academics this year. That is because there were no... read more

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CBC names Arsenault, Barton, Chang and Hanomansing new hosts of The National

Articles of Interest   |   August 2, 2017

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Conventional wisdom may hold that TV news anchors don’t much matter to viewers any more, but the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stuck a thumb in the eye of that belief on Tuesday, unveiling an unprecedented four... read more

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bookmark Amid Brexit anxiety, international students remain crucial to British universities
Amid Brexit anxiety, international students remain crucial to British universities

Articles of Interest   |   July 28, 2017

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Talking during a break on a whirlwind trip to Canada, Imperial College president Alice Gast pulls out a copy of Thursday morning’s Financial Times. A column by British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given new... read more

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Bank of Canada raises interest rates for first time in seven years

Articles of Interest   |   July 13, 2017

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The Bank of Canada’s first interest-rate hike in seven years has set in motion a complex unwinding of a near-decade-long era of easy money. The central bank raised its overnight lending rate by a quarter-percentage-point... read more

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University of Waterloo mulls standardized course-evaluation system

Articles of Interest   |   July 10, 2017

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The University of Waterloo will decide this fall whether a standardized system for course evaluations can balance student demands for more feedback on their classroom learning with faculty concerns about the impact of bias and... read more

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Growing gap in fundraising between affluent and needy schools, data show

Articles of Interest   |   June 5, 2017

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Schools in affluent neighbourhoods are fundraising almost $50 for every dollar raised by a needier school, new data show, raising concerns about a growing inequity in public education. Survey results released Monday by the advocacy... read more

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The forever war

Articles of Interest   |   May 29, 2017

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As the Globe and Mail’s senior international correspondent, Mark MacKinnon has been witness to the tears and panic of terrorist attacks in Paris, Nice, Brussels and now Manchester. The sad truth, he writes, is that... read more

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B.C. election: Why the Liberals suffered such a devastating blow

Articles of Interest   |   May 10, 2017

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British Columbians woke up to a new political reality on Wednesday after one of the tightest provincial elections in recent history. And in a scenario that was uttered during the campaign, but few took seriously,... read more

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University of Toronto in negotiations with Ontario over admission cuts

Articles of Interest   |   April 12, 2017

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The University of Toronto is in negotiations with the Ontario government that would see Canada’s top globally ranked university reduce the number of undergraduate students it admits and receive increased funding for research and graduate... read more

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Astronomers close in on first direct view of a black hole

Articles of Interest   |   April 5, 2017

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If Avery Broderick’s wishes come true, the next 10 days will bring something new to humanity’s view of the universe. For the first time, the University of Waterloo physicist says, there could be “visceral, direct... read more

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Canadian schools abandoning U.S. trips because of Trump ban

Articles of Interest   |   March 29, 2017

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Faced with the prospect of having to leave behind four Iranian classmates at the U.S. border due to travel restrictions proposed by President Donald Trump, the graduating students at Montreal’s Westmount High School had a... read more

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