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Cdn EdWire – Should poor students receive financial incentives?

Toronto District School Board mulls rewards for at-risk students; freshly sworn in Alberta Premier Redford makes funding cut reversal for substantial teacher rehiring; and the Ontario College of Teachers faces a scandal that leaves Ontarians slack-jawed.

School board to mull rewards for at-risk students – Toronto Star

Experts support rewards for at-risk students – Toronto Star

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School board to mull rewards for at-risk students – Toronto Star

Experts support rewards for at-risk students – Toronto Star

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Photo by John Steven Fernandez http://www/flickr.com/photos/stevenfernandez/2370347860

Alberta to rehire teachers after Redford win – CBC

Restored education funding ‘to pay for programs, services’ – Calgary Herald

Parental veto may face review – Edmonton Journal
Redford concerned about restrictions on controversial topics in class

Bad teachers: Ontario’s secret list – Toronto Star 

Sexting, cuddling with student, a teenage girl, did not cost teacher his job – Toronto Star

Star investigation: Teacher watchdog writes soft porn for teens – Toronto Star

OTHER NEWS

What should your kids be learning about sex in school? – National Post

Around half of Grade 12 students report excessive drinking: study – Toronto Star

Liberals plan to overhaul B.C. College of Teachers in fall – Globe and Mail

B.C.’s Education Feuds: The Last 30 Years – The Tyee

B.C. offers $165 million for special needs students – CBC

Teaching food literacy, one school lunch at a time – Globe and Mail

Lessons learned – Vancouver Courrier
Longtime advocate Lulla Sierra Johns, who survived the residential school experience, hopes an aboriginal-focused school in Vancouver will improve the grades and lives of aboriginal kids.

INTERNATIONAL

New Zealand – A world class education system – Daily Mirror

Co-education Is Good Science – Huffington Post

EDUBLOG HIGHLIGHTS

EdCamp Toronto: It’s really all about the questions – Teaching Out Loud (Stephen Hurley)
It’s now time to turn our attention to the reason we’ve invited people to gather on a Saturday around this place we call school and this project we call education. In particular, it’s time for participants to begin thinking about the question(s) that they wish to carry with them to York University on October 15th! What are the things that excite you, concern you, intrigue you about the 21st century school? What are the things that you would like to see changed, strengthened or deepened as we move forward in our thinking about education? And, more specifically, how do you frame your thinking in terms of an engaging question?

This will be the heart of the EdCamp experience! It’s not about coming and listening to someone else tell us what they’ve figured out about education. It’s not about coming to grab a pile of handouts or resources to take back to your schools on Monday morning. It’s not about providing answers(to continue reading)

Learning the Way – The Principal of Change (George Couros)
Because of blogging, tweeting, etc., I often get labeled as a “techie”,  yet I see it a lot differently. Yes I am somewhat comfortable with a lot of technology, but most importantly, I am comfortable learning technology and actually have learned to appreciate the problem solving process.  There does not seem to be a day that goes by where I am not trying to solve an issue or fix something (I still have a CD stuck in my iMac but I am going to get it one of these days!), yet I have learned to have patience and work through my problems.  Last night, I spent two hours (not kidding), trying to figure out the easiest way to set up a widget for people to subscribe by email to our school division blog site.  I would love to say I was smiling the whole time, but the reality of it was that I was continuously frustrated by something that seemed SO simple.  When I finally figured it out, the utter joy of that moment was utterly awesome.  To actually struggle with something and then finally achieve success is a fantastic feeling, one that I hope our kids go through over and over again.(to continue reading)

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Max Cooke

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Max Cooke is Interim CEO of the EdCan Network .

Max Cooke est le directeur général par intérim du Réseau ÉdCan.

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