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Equity, Leadership, Opinion, Promising Practices, School Community

Cdn EdWire: With Students Back in Classrooms, Education Media Kicks into High Gear

A barrage of quality coverage on classrooms, teaching, and equity issues compete for space alongside updates on the B.C. teacher labour dispute and education policy promises from the Ontario campaign trail.

CLASSROOMS

Video in the class keeps savvy students engaged – Globe and Mail 

It’s back to school for cellphones in Toronto – Globe and Mail

CLASSROOMS

Video in the class keeps savvy students engaged – Globe and Mail 

It’s back to school for cellphones in Toronto – Globe and Mail

Help on the way to ease crowding in city’s classrooms – Edmonton Journal

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TEACHING

The Real Lives of Canadian Teachers – CBC The National

A teacher’s message to parents: Trust us, please – Globe and Mail

Schools face tricky calls on religion – Toronto Star

Teaching grads finding few opportunities – Calgary Herald
Shortfalls led to education job cuts

EQUITY

A rich turnout for Niagara’s ‘Poor School’  – Globe and Mail

Teachers see challenges through poor kids’ eyes – Toronto Star

Catholic board amends equity policy – Toronto Star

Catholic board eliminates some school fees, eyes further cuts – Saskatoon Star Phoenix

ON THE ONTARIO CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Liberals promise ‘summer school’ for primary grades – Toronto Star

Ontario Liberals promise to double length of teachers college if re-elected – Globe and Mail 

Skepticism greets Ontario Liberal vow to double study time for teaching degree – Globe and Mail

SCHOOLS

Kids ‘should go to school in a school’ – Montreal Gazette
Rehab centre wants to consolidate its services to one site, which means the schools for disabled children it hosts need a new home.

Are you ready for high school? Yes, I’m ready – Montreal 
Province-run camp helps ease students into high school and lower the dropout rate. Riverside School Board is seeing results.

How Chief Atahm Elementary School Became a Success Story – The Tyee

Muslim students enrolling in Catholic schools – Globe and Mail

Four simple secrets to student success – Toronto Star

ONGOING B.C. TEACHER LABOUR DISPUTE 

B.C. teachers to begin job action on first day back to school – Globe and Mail

Teachers ready for job action as school about to begin – BC Local News

Schools to be closely monitored during job action – Vancouver Sun
Education minister says no to pay hike

INTERNATIONAL

Why Can’t American Students Compete? – Newsweek

Spanish teachers furious over staff-cutting austerity measures as school year starts – Canadian Press

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. 

EDUBLOG HIGHLIGHTS

Truancy, Behaviour, Illiteracy – It’s The Student’s Fault! – Etc., Education, Technology and Culture (David Price)

Rethinking my school’s purpose – For the love of learning (Joe Bower)