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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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Teacher math tests don’t boost student scores, agency finds

In the News   |   August 30, 2019

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Standardized tests for educators do little to advance student achievement in the classroom, according to findings from the agency the Ontario government has directed to develop a math proficiency test for future teachers. The research... read more

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Trudeau government outlines five-year, $148-million plan to attract more foreign students to Canadian universities

In the News   |   August 27, 2019

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Concerned that more than half of the international students in Canada come from just two countries, China and India, the federal government has pledged nearly $30-million over the next five years to diversify global recruiting... read more

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Ontario government changes course on class sizes, as school boards assess implications before school starts

In the News   |   August 23, 2019

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Ontario school boards on Thursday tried to understand the implications of the provincial government’s announcement of specific class-size targets, days before the start of the school year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Thursday that the... read more

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Parents will be allowed to remove children from sex-ed classes under new Ontario government curriculum

In the News   |   August 21, 2019

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Parents will have the option of removing their children from sex-ed classes as the province rolls out a new curriculum that moves topics of gender identity and gender expression to later grades, Ontario’s Education Minister... read more

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Laurentian University to waive tuition for students who grew up in child welfare system

Articles of Interest   |   August 18, 2019

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Laurentian University is offering to waive tuition for students who have been in the child welfare system, regardless of their age, the latest addition to a movement that aims to provide more educational opportunities to... read more

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In a push for diversity, medical schools overhaul how they select Canada’s future doctors

In the News   |   July 30, 2019

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Have you ever used a food bank? Were you raised by a single parent? What was your family income in the second decade of your life? And how should the answers to those questions influence... read more

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Ontario French school boards face potential constitutional challenge over admitting too many English students

Articles of Interest   |   July 15, 2019

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Franco-Ontarian parents have long complained that the province’s French-language schools admit too many pupils who aren’t French speakers, putting in jeopardy their children’s linguistic development. Now, Ontario’s French school boards are facing the prospect of... read more

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York University professor asks Peel school board to reconsider teaching of To Kill a Mockingbird

In the News   |   July 11, 2019

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A prominent anti-black racism researcher is pushing an Ontario school board to reconsider teaching To Kill a Mockingbird – reigniting a debate about the educational value of literature mainstays and introducing voices that reflect a diverse student... read more

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