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Our Kids provides the education, camp, and parenting headlines you should know. A new study, like many other before it, finds that preschoolers are overdosing on screen time, but this time the results are even more disturbing. Another study in Spain finds that the country’s adolescents in private schools cope better to stress by using [...]
The story behind the massive school cuts and the planned shuttering of five schools in B.C. is more than just numbers. It’s not only about balancing budgets and financial efficiencies. It also involves ethical and moral decisions that can have a devastating impact on schools, essentially community centres linking students with people in their communities as well as health, recreation and arts services.
It is normally rainy in Vancouver this time of year, but now there are some particularly dark clouds brewing over the B.C. capital’s public schools. As we reported last September, British Columbia’s public school enrollment has been dropping – fast. Chair of the Vancouver School Board, Patti Bacchus, stated a decrease of 10,000 students in [...]
Public education reform, in Canada as in the U.S., is focused on improving student learning through systematic testing, data analysis, and system-wide initiatives. How do we zero in on individual school improvement and fundamentals such as curriculum quality and teaching? Time is running out to close the gaps between the educated and undereducated in our [...]