Engagement, Opinion, School Community

Canadian EdWire – Our Public Schools: Consumer-driven?

As back-to-school time approaches, the growing parental demand for niche market programs reflects a desire for their children to be more engaged in school.

Skateboard school or single-sex? Niche schools take off – Globe and Mail

Fight brews over petition to move prestigious education program – Toronto Star


B.C.’s schools to cut optional exams, no longer required for university – Vancouver Sun
Scholarships will now be based on marks in five mandatory tests

Getting ‘YouTubed’ big issue facing teachers, professors – Toronto Star

From ‘sexting’ to truancy: A world of woes for school principals – Toronto Star

Dropout chiefs imperil a generation of kids – Globe and Mail

What news am I missing? Can you recommend some education blogs for me to follow? Please tweet me at @max_cooke, e-mail me at mcooke@cea-ace.ca or better yet, use the comment box below to suggest additional articles happening in your region so that others can check it out. 


The Missing Link in School Reform – Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Global Search for Education: More Focus on Change – Huff Post


Further to my earlier blog recap of the UnPlug’d Canadian Education Summit, reflections of this groundbreaking event continue to pour in from the organizers and participants.  

UnPlug’d 11 wasn’t perfect, it was real Learning Together (Ben Hazzard)

The Process is the Product – The Clever Sheep (Rodd Lucier) 

Why Relationships Matter – The Unplug’d Model – Pipedreams (Zoe Brannigan-Pipe)

Unplug’d 2011: The Change We Need – EnVisioned (Lorna Constantini)

Unpacking from UnPlug’d11 – Mrs. D’s Flight Plan (Headther Durnin)

Filling Your Apple Basket — The Continuous Learner (Joe Evans) 

What I should have shared at #unplugd11….. – Teaching and Learning Together (Kelly Powers)

Not that kind of story – Barker Blog (Danika Barker)

Unplug’d 11 – Ramblings (Jaclyn Calder)

Unpacking, reminiscing, and wondering… Alana Learns about Educational – (Alana Callan) 

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