A long awaited update!

Hello blog readers:

I’m taking a hiatus while I complete my journalism degree at King’s College. I hope to start posts again for December while I am away on winter break.

Then it’ll be back to a hiatus… And then back up again for regular posts next Summer!

EP

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What’s happening on August 30th?

Top Reads:

1. Sex industry recruiters at the doorstep, B.C. minister warns

2. Why we should all care about student debt

3. Teen suicides bring mental-health into the open

To…Youth:

Boards of health: surf camp aims to help kids with autism
ANN HUI
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/boards-of-health-surf-camp-aims-to-help-kids-with-autism/article4508920/

Teen suicides bring mental-health into the open
CAROLINE ALPHONSO AND JULIANNA CUMMINS
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/teen-suicides-bring-mental-health-into-the-open/article4506870/

Can you make your child smarter?
Featuring video from CTVNews.ca
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/life-video/video-can-you-make-your-child-smarter/article4505662/

Homeless youth are hidden victims of society
Andrew Wynn-Williams
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Homeless+youth+hidden+victims+society/7166391/story.html#ixzz2525023Nu

Pit bull attacks on children lead to renewed calls for B.C. ban
ZOE MCKNIGHT
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/bull+attacks+children+lead+renewed+calls/7164005/story.html#ixzz2525UFkLU

If stripping exploits foreign workers, why do we legally allow our kids to do it?
Daphne Bramham
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Bramham+stripping+exploits+foreign+workers+legally+allow+kids/7164041/story.html#ixzz2525YknTF

Shortage of child psychiatrists affects region
Charles Hamilton
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Shortage+child+psychiatrists+affects+region/7165538/story.html#ixzz25292Ai6d

ATV regulations needed across Canada to prevent youth injuries, group says
Jessica Vitullo
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/atv-regulations-needed-across-canada-to-prevent-youth-injuries-group-says-167936825.html

To…K-12 Schools:

Ontario classroom dispute puts sports, clubs at risk
CAROLINE ALPHONSO AND KATE HAMMER
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-classroom-dispute-puts-sports-clubs-at-risk/article4508939/

Ontario school boards upset by changes to legislation
CAROLINE ALPHONSO AND KATE HAMMER
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-school-boards-upset-by-changes-to-legislation/article4504258/

Dalton McGuinty has made enemies of friends
Martin Regg Cohn
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1248928–cohn-dalton-mcguinty-has-made-enemies-of-friends

McGuinty teacher gambit attacks the middle class
Thomas Walkom
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1248285–walkom-mcguinty-teacher-gambit-attacks-the-middle-class

Back to school on a budget
ROB CARRICK
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/rob-carricks-reader-back-to-school-on-a-budget/article4507219/

Time to start waking the kids up early
TRALEE PEARCE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/time-to-start-waking-the-kids-up-early/article4505903/

Taking learning outside the classroom
Featuring video from CTVNews.ca
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/life-video/video-taking-learning-outside-the-classroom/article4507956/

Kids’ snacks that make the grade
LESLIE BECK
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/kids-snacks-that-make-the-grade/article4506379/

Get green for back-to-school
Canadian Press
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/08/30/get-green-for-back-to-school/

Lunch hunches: Use the new USDA guidelines to go beyond the sandwich
Jennifer Sygo
The National Post
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/08/28/lunch-hunches-use-the-new-usda-guidelines-to-go-beyond-the-sandwich/

The new school year in B.C. – peace at last?
Janet Steffenhagen
The Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/29/the-new-school-year-in-b-c-peace-at-last/

Suburbs strained for new schools
Richard Cuthbertson
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Suburbs+strained+schools/7160303/story.html#ixzz2527HnYKV

Board fires principal of St. Emile School
Nick Martin
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/board-fires-principal-of-st-emile-school-167960186.html

Susur Lee recruited to spice up Toronto’s school cafeterias
Louise Brown
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1248953–susur-lee-recruited-to-spice-up-toronto-s-school-cafeterias

Back to school anxiety: How to cope with children’s fears
Isabel Teotonio
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1247694–back-to-school-anxiety-how-to-cope-with-children-s-fears

Kids wearing navy and white uniforms have lots of options
Leanne Delap
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/shopping/article/1248437–kids-wearing-navy-and-white-uniforms-have-lots-of-options

Litterless lunch policies at schools making kids’ lunches eco-friendly
Kristin Rushowy
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/food/article/1248934–litterless-lunch-policies-at-schools-making-kids-lunches-eco-friendly

Carleton-Riddell agreement misses point, teacher group says
Bruce Cheadle
The Canadian Press
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Carleton+donor+deal+gets+thumbs+down+from+university/7164592/story.html#ixzz252CNdZuP

Black students still face barriers
MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/metro/131218-educator-black-students-still-face-barriers

Halifax school board appoints new superintendent
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/metro/130906-halifax-school-board-appoints-new-superintendent

Board savings could mean more classroom funds
Frances Willick
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/131238-board-savings-could-mean-more-classroom-funds

Keep no-zero policies out of schools in Nova Scotia
Michael Zwaagstra
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/131227-keep-no-zero-policies-out-of-schools-in-nova-scotia

To…University Students:

Sex industry recruiters at the doorstep, B.C. minister warns
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/sex-industry-recruiters-at-the-doorstep-bc-minister-warns/article4508183/

Protesters defy back-to-school law as Quebec universities reopen
ANDY BLATCHFORD AND JONATHAN MONTPETIT
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/protesters-defy-back-to-school-law-as-quebec-universities-reopen/article4504166/

Masks and disruptions back as Quebec universities re-open
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/masks-and-disruptions-back-as-quebec-universities-re-open/article4500669/

Week’s classes cancelled in six departments at the Université de Montréal
René Bruemmer
The Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Week+classes+cancelled+departments+Universit%c3%a9+Montr%c3%a9al/7162392/story.html#ixzz252CrUgl0

Why we should all care about student debt
ROB CARRICK
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/why-we-should-all-care-about-student-debt/article4508695/

Universities warned of sex-industry recruiters
Clare Clancy
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Universities+warned+industry+recruiters/7164649/story.html#ixzz2524rxcsI

Student leaders vow to fight dorm property tax
Bryan Weismiller
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Student+leaders+fight+dorm+property/7164416/story.html#ixzz2527BGNy6

Vancouver strip club owner denies any plans to recruit dancers on B.C. campuses
John Colebourn
The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Vancouver+strip+club+owner+denies+plans+recruit+dancers+campuses/7161677/story.html#ixzz2527NdcSq

Tale of caution on universities
THE Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Tale+caution+universities/7165565/story.html

Forget the scalpel; med schools use robots, video games to train new doctors
Linda Nguyen
The Canadian Press
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Forget+scalpel+schools+robots+video+games+train+doctors/7155070/story.html#ixzz252CRjWpT

What’s happening on August 25th?

A note: A new section as of today, in order to recognize all the incredible stories about young people doing inspiring things. In particular, check out the news story from the Chronicle Herald about Sarah Atwell, a courageous young teen from Halifax who is taking a stand against bullying. 

–  E.P

 

Top Reads: 

1. Finding strength within painBullied teen copes with growing tumours, taunts; offers courageous video

2. Students fear work-to-rule by teachers angry at wage-freeze legislation

3. Thinking about education

To…Young Leaders: 

Two girls, 16, raise more than $50,000 for Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
Kamila Hinkson
The Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/girls+raise+more+than+Pharmaprix+Weekend+Women+Cancers/7141740/story.html#ixzz24am2S6uM

Finding strength within pain
Bullied teen copes with growing tumours, taunts; offers courageous video
Kelly Shiers
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/129829-finding-strength-within-pain

Teen Googles his way to new cancer testing method
Lauren O’Neil
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/08/teen-googles-his-way-to-new-cancer-testing-method.html

Summer Jobs: As a young man, Peter MacKay learned to appreciate Arctic life working as a stevedore
Peter MacKay
Special to National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/25/summer-jobs-as-a-young-man-peter-mackay-learned-to-appreciate-arctic-life-working-as-a-stevedore/

To…Youth:

A overdue discussion about how we treat junior hockey players
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/editorials/a-overdue-discussion-about-how-we-treat-junior-hockey-players/article4497913/

Police take on teens in Bonnie Doon
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/08/24/edmonton-police-street-hockey-bonnie-doon.html

The political party about nothing: Quebec’s “Parti nul” promotes spoiled ballots
Nelson Wyatt
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/the-political-party-about-nothing-quebecs-parti-nul-promotes-spoiled-ballots-167417235.html

Bulk of Youth Action Plan money headed to Toronto
Jayme Poisson
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1246850–bulk-of-youth-action-plan-money-headed-to-toronto

To…K-12 Schools:

Ontario PCs will help Liberals pass bill forcing controversial teachers contract
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-pcs-will-help-liberals-pass-bill-forcing-controversial-teachers-contract/article4496844/

Hamilton teachers ‘disgusted’ by legislation to freeze their pay
Kate Adach
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2012/08/24/hamilton-teachers.html

Asbestos clean up delays school opening
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/08/24/asbestos-john-kennedy-high-school-delay.html

Edmonton teachers offer two perspectives on education
Chris Zbed
Edmonton Journal
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Edmonton+teachers+offer+perspectives+education/7141932/story.html

Making Parental Peace With Kids’ Homework
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/making-parental-peace-with-kids-homework-167418955.html

Tories pushing for changes to bill that would force new contracts on teachers
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/tories-pushing-for-changes-to-bill-that-would-force-new-contracts-on-teachers-167425795.html

School turns 80, holding forum
Emma Graney
Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/School+turns+holding+forum/7137692/story.html#ixzz24afn8hod

Students fear work-to-rule by teachers angry at wage-freeze legislation
Louise Brown
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1246876–students-fear-work-to-rule-by-teachers-angry-at-wage-freeze-legislation

Teachers’ wage freeze bill will pass, Tim Hudak says
Rob Ferguson
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1246607–teachers-wage-freeze-will-pass-tim-hudak-says

Bankrupt Ottawa Montessori school owes parents almost $400,000
Chris Cobb
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Questions+raised+over+Montessori+school+collapse/7061752/story.html#ixzz24aiFiCbM

Back to COOL
Julie BEUN, Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Back+COOL/7139879/story.html#ixzz24aiitBTt

Raising critical thinkers
Joanne Laucius
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.canada.com/health/Raising+critical+thinkers/7139816/story.html

Thinking about education
Joanne Laucius
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Thinking+about+education/7139890/story.html#ixzz24ajFVcCN

Avoid backpack hunchback
Janet Wilson
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.canada.com/Life/Fashion-Beauty/Avoid+backpack+hunchback/7139802/story.html

To…University Students:

Plane tickets, encyclopedias and other things freshmen have never seen
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/life-video/video-plane-tickets-encyclopedias-and-other-things-freshmen-have-never-seen/article4495189/

Mohawk College students face strike threat
Adam Carter
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2012/08/24/hamilton-college-strike.html

B.C. Transit adding buses to busy UVic, Camosun routes
Bill Cleverley
The Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Bus/7142967/story.html#ixzz24Z6U1Fmz

Tuition costs must be curbed
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/Tuition+costs+must+curbed/7144676/story.html

New one-day UBC courses feature Leonard Cohen prose and Japanese tea ceremonies
Janet Steffenhagen
The Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/courses+feature+Leonard+Cohen+prose+Japanese+ceremonies/7142257/story.html

How to spruce up a dreary dorm: get the look
Angela Koszuta
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/fashion/article/1243245–how-to-spruce-up-a-dreary-dorm-get-the-look

Students over 19 must still buy adult OC Transpo passes, transit commission says
Neco Cockburn
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Transit+commissioners+soundly+rejected+Friday+proposal+give+discounted+passes+full+time/7142680/story.html#ixzz24aiNlKT3

Dioramas to dorms
Lydia Louli
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.canada.com/sports/Dioramas+dorms/7139867/story.html

The long goodbye
Joanne Laucius
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.canada.com/Life/All/long+goodbye/7139808/story.html

What’s happening on August 24th?

Top Reads:

1. Is home school where the heart is?

2. Teachers unions vow to take Ontario to court over wage freeze legislation

3. Students should wait to pay tuition, PQ says

To…Youth:

Oh, those lazy young people
TODD HIRSCH
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/oh-those-lazy-young-people/article4496086/

MIT to honour two professors transforming the world from Toronto
ELIZABETH CHURCH
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/mit-to-honour-two-professors-transforming-the-world-from-toronto/article4490975/

Facebook generation takes on regulators over crowdfunding
KEVIN CARMICHAEL
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canada-competes/facebook-generation-takes-on-regulators-over-crowdfunding/article4493639/

Hey mom, stay out of your kid’s breakup
ZOSIA BIELSKI
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/hey-mom-stay-out-of-your-kids-breakup/article4496138/

The camp sent you home a ‘new’ kid. Here’s how to keep him that way
JOANNE KATES
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/the-camp-sent-you-home-a-new-kid-heres-how-to-keep-him-that-way/article4495712/

Don’t let a confrontation with your teen turn physical
ANTHONY E. WOLF
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/dont-let-a-confrontation-with-your-teen-turn-physical/article4496001/

MLA asks chip giant to boycott Alberta potatoes until child labour laws reformed
Jen Gerson
The National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/24/liberal-mla-asks-chip-giant-to-boycott-alberta-potatoes-until-child-labour-laws-reformed/

MLA says call for potato boycott wasn’t intended to hurt producers as
report show child farm fatalities on the rise
Meghan Potkins
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/says+call+potato+boycott+wasn+intended+hurt+producers+report+show+child+farm+fatalities/7136866/story.html#ixzz24Sxl0L1d

Immigrants, young buyers to buoy home sales, CIBC says
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/23/housing-market-cibc.html

Gen Y will be able to buy homes: expert
LuAnn LaSalle
The Canadian Press
http://www.montrealgazette.com/homes/will+able+homes+expert/7134761/story.html#ixzz24T4Jz4J9

Anti-gang youth programs didn’t work, federal review claims
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/08/23/mb-antigang-youth-program-funding-winnipeg.html

At LPGA event, youngsters both on and off the greens bodes well for women’s golf
Ian Austin
The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/news/LPGA+event+youngsters+both+greens+bodes+well+women+golf/7136818/story.html#ixzz24Sw5vR7R

Childhood obesity: Mississauga couple fights leading genetic cause
Peter Small
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1246389–childhood-obesity-mississauga-couple-fights-leading-genetic-cause

Ontario’s youth action plan is modest but in strong hands
Carol Goar
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1246377–ontario-s-youth-action-plan-is-modest-but-in-strong-hands

Refusing to be ignored, at-risk youth paint the town
Kelly Egan
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Kelly+Egan+Refusing+ignored+risk+youth+paint+town/7136261/story.html#ixzz24T3lD9WY

Elections Quebec campaign urges young anglos to vote
The Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Elections+Quebec+campaign+urges+young+anglos+vote/7135010/story.html#ixzz24T4SKhZm

To…K-12 Schools:

Teachers unions vow to take Ontario to court over wage freeze legislation
KATE HAMMER
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/teachers-unions-vow-to-take-ontario-to-court-over-wage-freeze-legislation/article4494909/

Unions vow to fight Ontario’s proposed teachers legislation in court
Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/23/unions-vow-to-fight-ontarios-proposed-teachers-legislation-in-court/

Ontario teacher unions say no pressure tactics planned
Rob Ferguson
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1246009–teacher-unions-say-no-pressure-tactics-planned

Ontario cannot buy labour peace, Tim Hudak says
Tim Hudak
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialcartoon/article/1246379–ontario-cannot-buy-labour-peace-tim-hudak-says

Is home school where the heart is?
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/is-home-school-where-the-heart-is/article4496124/

Province opens 15 new schools
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/08/23/edmonton-alberta-15-new-schools.html

School board giving laptops to students
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/08/23/tby-new-school-technology.html

Back-to school bill eased by donations
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/08/24/pei-school-supplies-donations-584.html

New scholarships aim to encourage B.C. students to take up trades
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/scholarships+encourage+students+take+trades/7130760/story.html#ixzz24SuMzqkp

For kids and parents, starting school is a good kind of stress
Editorial
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Editorial+kids+parents+starting+school+good+kind+stress/7136847/story.html#ixzz24SvFLoBX

Language excludes parents from B.C. education reform discussion: school trustees
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Language+excludes+parents+from+education+reform+discussion+school+trustees/7129055/story.html#ixzz24SvXHTBc

Back-to-school shopping sees searches for ‘haul videos’ reach record high
Misty Harris
Postmedia News
http://www.canada.com/life/Back+school+shopping+sees+searches+haul+videos+reach+record+high/7134893/story.html#ixzz24SyS8xFx

Educating kids in the virtual world
Allen Abel
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/educating-kids-in-the-virtual-world-167292975.html

Olsen named deputy minister of education
Patricia Brooks
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/129218-olsen-named-deputy-minister-of-education

School closure decision new rests with court
Cape Breton Post
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2012-08-23/article-3059598/School-closure-decision-new-rests-with-court/1

To…University Students:

Ontario colleges call for union to cancel strike vote
The Canadian Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/08/24/toronto-ontario-colleges-strike-vote.html

New dean at UBC’s Okanagan to expand international connections
JENNIFER LEWINGTON
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/business-education/new-dean-at-ubcs-okanagan-to-expand-international-connections/article4495659/

What expenses qualify for RESP withdrawal?
NANCY WOODS
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investor-education/what-expenses-qualify-for-resp-withdrawal/article4495374/

How to get low-income students hooked on university
TRALEE PEARCE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/how-to-get-low-income-students-hooked-on-university/article4495327/

Students should wait to pay tuition, PQ says
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/story/2012/08/23/parti-quebecois-students-not-paying-tuition.html

University of Windsor battles binge drinking
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/08/23/wdr-university-binge-drinking.html

Coding’s not just for boys: Women learn web progamming in Vancouver classes
Soe McKnight
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Coding+just+boys+Women+learn+progamming+Vancouver+classes/7136674/story.html#ixzz24SvPVfUu

SAIT opening doors of $400-million trades and technology complex
expansion (video)
Sherri Zickefoose
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/SAIT+opening+doors+million+trades+technology+complex+expansion+video/7136974/story.html#ixzz24SxtSIeM

Identity crisis grips law schools
Michael Plaxton
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1246383–identity-crisis-grips-law-schools

What’s happening on August 23rd?

Top Reads:

1. So you graduated and landed a job. Now what?

2. Professors encourage use of gadgets in class, saying it can enhance learning

3. Tackling big-city violence at its roots

To…Youth:

Take your baby hiking in the backcountry
DARRYL LENIUK
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/activities-and-interests/take-your-baby-hiking-in-the-backcountry/article4493420/

What’s the rush, first-time buyers? Now’s the time to rent
ROB CARRICK
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/mortgages/whats-the-rush-first-time-buyers-nows-the-time-to-rent/article4493774/

Father’s age seen as crucial to baby’s disease risk
Kate Kelland
Reuters
http://www.timescolonist.com/health/Father+seen+crucial+baby+disease+risk/7129016/story.html#ixzz24NQghhZB

Cartoon stickers may sway kids’ food choices: study
Reuters
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Cartoon+stickers+sway+kids+food+choices+study/7128106/story.html#ixzz24NSJvARs

The Kids of 311 Jarvis (Video)
David Bruser
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/videozone/1073318–the-kids-of-311?bn=1

Tackling big-city violence at its roots
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1245691–tackling-big-city-violence-at-its-roots

To…K-12 Schools:

Is McGuinty being unfair to teachers? (podcast)
The Toronto Star
http://thestar.blogs.com/podcasts/2012/08/is-mcguinty-being-unfair-to-teachers.html

Walking school buses to gain traction in Metro Vancouver
Erin Ellis
The Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/22/walking-school-buses-gain-traction-in-metro-vancouver/

Parents upset students heading back to demolished school
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/08/23/ns-river-hebert-demolished.html

Teachers’ completes $1.32-billion MLSE sale to Rogers, Bell
Barbara Shecter
The National Post
http://business.financialpost.com/2012/08/22/teachers-completes-1-32-billion-mlse-sale-to-rogers-bell/

Re: Mandatory student laptops
Letter to the Editor
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/have-your-say-167154095.html

Early childhood educators, primary teachers attending conference
The Telegram
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2012-08-23/article-3058965/Early-childhood-educators%2C-primary-teachers-attending-conference/1

Education Needs Creative Thinking
Bob Giasson
Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/ur/story/483200

To…University Students:

So you graduated and landed a job. Now what?
April Fong
The National Post
http://business.financialpost.com/2012/08/21/so-you-graduated-and-landed-a-job-now-what/

Professors encourage use of gadgets in class, saying it can enhance learning
Jessica Vitullo
The Canadian Press
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Professors+encourage+gadgets+class+saying+enhance+learning/7133645/story.html#ixzz24NdulN5r

Canadian universities try to attract more diversity to law schools
Linda Nguyen
The Canadian Press
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Canadian+universities+attract+more+diversity+schools/7123022/story.html#ixzz24Ne5m7Wk

It took some work to find that ‘wow’ factor in a virtual classroom partner
The National Post
http://business.financialpost.com/2012/08/21/it-took-some-work-to-that-wow-factor-in-a-virtual-classroom-partner/

Boycotts on hold, but march goes on
René Bruemmer
The Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Boycotts+hold+march+goes/7124444/story.html#ixzz24NfEyIHg

Student union president not happy with transportation in city
Cory Hurley
The Western Star
http://www.thewesternstar.com/News/Local/2012-08-23/article-3058707/Student-union-president-not-happy-with-transportation-in-city/1

What’s happening on August 22nd?

Top Reads:

Class of 2016 doesn’t watch TVs and sees women as leaders

Canada’s new immigration rules put premium on young people

Children in foster care get moved up to 30 times

To…Youth:

Canada’s new immigration rules put premium on young people
BILL CURRY
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadas-new-immigration-rules-put-premium-on-young-people/article4492594/

Smoking during pregnancy tied to kids’ asthma
Amy Norton
Reuters
http://www.timescolonist.com/health/Smoking+during+pregnancy+tied+kids+asthma/7127470/story.html#ixzz24Hd6fYS8

Pacific Rim countries aim to get youth interested in trades
Amanda Stephenson
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Pacific+countries+youth+interested+trades/7123714/story.html#ixzz24HhqQoGI

4-H: A stable environment for kids
Stephanie IP
The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/stable+environment+kids/7126286/story.html#ixzz24Hi026R8

Program takes aim at childhood obesity
Janet French
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Program+takes+childhood+obesity/7125587/story.html#ixzz24HkgGRYE

Conference tackles child-welfare system
Creeson Agecoutay
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Conference+tackles+child+welfare+system/7125591/story.html#ixzz24HknUELc

Fringing with kids child’s play
Elizabeth Withey
Edmonton Journal
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Fringing+with+kids+child+play/7113150/story.html

Girl, 14, groomed for sex trade
Mike McIntyre
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/girl-14-groomed-for-sex-trade-167004435.html

Children in foster care get moved up to 30 times
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Children+foster+care+moved+times/7127496/story.html#ixzz24HoZqPNP

Canadian kids with diabetes to compete in international soccer tournament
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/canadian-kids-with-diabetes-to-compete-in-international-soccer-tournament–167003275.html

Out-of-province apprenticeship hours won’t count in N.S.
Paul Mcleod
The Chronicle Herald
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/128985-out-of-province-apprenticeship-hours-wont-count-in-ns

Measures to target students’ high-risk drinking
Michael Lightstone
The Chronicle Herald
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/128840-measures-to-target-students-high-risk-drinking

Why I believe the legal drinking age should be eighteen
Marius Normore
The Telegram
http://www.thetelegram.com/web-article/2821/Why-I-believe-the-legal-drinking-age-should-be-eighteen

Western Pride NL provides support network for LGBT community
Diane Crocker
The Western Star
http://www.thewesternstar.com/News/Local/2012-08-20/article-3056516/Western-Pride-NL-provides-support-network-for-LGBT-community/1

Ontario government invests $20M in helping youth
Alex Consiglio
The Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/22/ontario-government-invests-20m-in-helping-youth

To…K-12 Schools:

Ontario minister urges opposition to avoid teachers’ strike
KATE HAMMER
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-minister-urges-opposition-to-avoid-teachers-strike/article4491524/

Ontario’s Tories should hold their noses and pass McGuinty’s imperfect teachers’ contracts
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/editorials/ontarios-tories-should-hold-their-noses-and-pass-mcguintys-imperfect-teachers-contracts/article4492267/

Photos: Essential back-to-school gear
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Photos+Essential+back+school+gear/7118908/story.html#ixzz24HksrP6n

Concordia High School students scramble to find new schools
Andrea Sands
Edmonton Journal
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Concordia+High+School+students+scramble+find+schools/7124599/story.html

To…University Students:

Thousands of students and supporters stage peaceful demonstration
René Bruemmer
Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Thousands+students+supporters+stage+peaceful+demonstration/7129047/story.html#ixzz24La0am21

Class of 2016 doesn’t watch TVs and sees women as leaders
Dinesh Ramde
The Associated Press
http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Mindset+List+Class+2016+doesn+radios+watch+sees+women+leaders/7123111/story.html#ixzz24HclHIsv

Teaching students a thing or two about cooking
Patricia Reaney
Reuters
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Teaching+students+thing+about+cooking/7122393/story.html#ixzz24HgOMbtA

What’s happening on August 21st?

Top Reads:

1. Youth should target voters, not Tories

2. Age of Majority: blunt instrument to gauge maturity

3. Girls encouraged to pursue careers in trades and technology
To…Youth:

Girls encouraged to pursue careers in trades and technology
Cape Breton Post
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2012-08-19/article-3056004/Girls-encouraged-to-pursue-careers-in-trades-and-technology/1

How Todd Akin revived medieval beliefs about rape and pregnancy
SHARON BEGLEY AND SUSAN HEAVEY
Reuters
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/how-todd-akin-revived-medieval-beliefs-about-rape-and-pregnancy/article4490867/

Republican’s ‘legitimate rape’ gaffe fuels divide in U.S. sexual politics
OLIVER MOORE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/republicans-legitimate-rape-gaffe-fuels-divide-in-us-sexual-politics/article4489809/

Why Pussy Riot honours the struggles of women everywhere
LYNN CROSBIE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/why-pussy-riot-honours-the-struggles-of-women-everywhere/article4490370/

Ruling carries beyond Russia
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Ruling+carries+beyond+Russia/7120581/story.html

Razor blades found at Dewdney pool
Terrence Mceachern
The Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/Razor+blades+found+Dewdney+pool/7118599/story.html#ixzz24BAgCqWT

Youth should target voters, not Tories
Barbara Yaffe
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Yaffe+Youth+should+target+voters+Tories/7119166/story.html#ixzz24B5G0iNA

Working-class parents coach kids to problem-solve, middle-class promote asking for help
ZOSIA BIELSKI
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/working-class-parents-coach-kids-to-problem-solve-middle-class-promote-asking-for-help/article4490450/

Unintentional injuries twice as prevalent in aboriginal children than in others, study finds
Canadian Press
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/08/15/unintentional-injuries-twice-as-prevalent-in-aboriginal-children-than-in-others-study-finds/

DHX Media to acquire Cookie Jar, creating Canada’s largest kids’ entertainment company
Christine Dobby
Financial Press
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Media+acquire+Cookie+creating+Canada+largest+kids+entertainment+company/7116315/story.html#ixzz24B7qaHuU

Clearasil offers tips to help improve skin in as little as two weeks
Irene Seiberling
Leader Post
http://blogs.leaderpost.com/2012/08/20/clearasil-offers-tips-to-help-improve-skin-in-as-little-as-two-weeks/

Southdale centre hits families with hike
Building overruns, city neglect to blame
Dan Lett
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/southdale-centre-hits-families-with-hike-166859596.html

Kids’ show producer goes for bigger share of digital market
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/kids-show-producer-goes-for-bigger-share-of-digital-market-166859296.html

Exhausted, but jubilant Annaleise Carr completes Lake Ontario crossing
Tim Alamenciak
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1243772–lake-ontario-swimmer-reaches-50-000-donation-goal-keeps-swimming

Lake Ontario swimmer, 14, raises $115K to send kids with cancer to camp
Adam Miller
Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/20/lake-ontario-swimmer-14-raises-115k-to-send-kids-with-cancer-to-camp/

To…K-12 Schools:

Public wants K-12 schools more flexible, dynamic
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Public+wants+schools+more+flexible+dynamic/7118858/story.html#ixzz24B56l4Lj

Changes to curriculum, assessment in B.C. schools – official comment
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/20/changes-to-curriculum-assessment-in-b-c-schools-official-comment/

Edmonton’s Concordia High School closing permanently, effective immediately
SARAH O’DONNELL
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Edmonton+Concordia+High+School+closing+permanently/7117096/story.html

Regina-Fujioka student exchange program offers a life-changing experience
Vanessa Brown
Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/test3665/7115958/story.html#ixzz24BC57N5Q

5 tips for a better back to school
Lisa Evans
Special to the Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1234437–5-tips-for-a-better-back-to-school

Ontario Liberals recall MPPs to Queen’s Park to legislate teacher contracts
Matthew Pearson
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Ontario+Liberals+recall+MPPs+Queen+Park+legislate+teacher+contracts/7116801/story.html#ixzz24CWlbMw0

Back-to-school trends for tweens (VIDEO)
Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/VIDEO+Back+school+trends+tweens/7094723/story.html

Schools are ‘germ factories’ in fall
Helen Branswell
The Canadian Press
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/128521-schools-are-germ-factories-in-fall

New USDA nutritional guidelines for school lunch menus taking effect in 2012-2013 school year
The Canadian Press
The Western Star
http://www.thewesternstar.com/News/Canada%20-%20World/Society/2012-08-21/article-3057162/New-USDA-nutritional-guidelines-for-school-lunch-menus-taking-effect-in-20122013-school-year/1

Ontario Liberals recall legislature early in move to impose contract on teachers
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/20/ontario-teachers-liberals/

Young athletes commemorate fallen Canadians of Dieppe Raid
Cassandra Bernard
The Guardian
www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-08-20/article-3056162/Young-athletes-commemorate-fallen-Canadians-of-Dieppe-Raid/1

Education minister refutes Opposition claims
The Telegram
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2012-08-21/article-3057511/Education-minister-refutes-Opposition-claims/1

Ontario’s teacher wage freeze bill could spark costly Supreme Court challenge
Rob Ferguson
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1244484–ontario-s-teacher-wage-freeze-bill-could-spark-costly-supreme-court-challenge

Liberals recall legislature in bid to pass bill freezing teachers’ wages
Rob Ferguson, Tonda MacCharles
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1243978–liberals-recall-legislature-in-bid-to-push-through-bill-freezing-teachers-wages

To…University Students:

Student strikes heated issue in one-on-one debate between Charest and Marois
Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/20/quebec-election-2012-one-on-one/

Students may struggle to find housing post-flood
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/08/20/tby-student-housing-post-flood.html

Some students stressing most about debt
Ontario Finance Minister says ‘pay it off’
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/08/20/wdr-student-debt-stress.html

Last CÉGEP strikers return to class
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/08/20/montreal-student-strike-last-cegeps-return.html

Binge-drinking students are happier than their non-binge-drinking peers, study finds
Theresa Boyle
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/health/article/1244246–binge-drinking-students-are-happier-than-their-non-binge-drinking-peers-study-finds

Facebook campaign to keep English CEGEPs available gets over 42,000 Likes
RENÉ BRUEMMER AND BRENDA BRANSWELL
The Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Facebook+campaign+keep+English+CEGEPs+available+gets+over+Likes/7118308/story.html#ixzz24CXg0u1Q

Waterfront Campus on time and on budget, college says
Stephen Brun
The Journal Pioneer
http://www.journalpioneer.com/News/Local/2012-08-20/article-3056713/Waterfront-Campus-on-time-and-on-budget%2C-college-says/1

Student strikes heated issue in one-on-one debate between Charest and Marois
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/20/quebec-election-2012-one-on-one/

Holland College Waterfront campus on time and on budget, college says
Stephen Brun
The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-08-21/article-3057289/Holland-College-Waterfront-campus-on-time-and-on-budget-college-says/1

Les touristes n’ont pas fui Montréal
Pierre-André Normandin
La Presse
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/dossiers/conflit-etudiant/201208/20/01-4566694-les-touristes-nont-pas-fui-montreal.php

Le conflit étudiant a coûté 15 millions au SPVM
Pierre-André Normandin
La Presse
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/dossiers/conflit-etudiant/201208/21/01-4566891-le-conflit-etudiant-a-coute-15-millions-au-spvm.php

What’s happening on August 20th?

Top Reads:

1. Student debt biggest stress, BMO poll finds

2. How the school system got to be the way it is

3. Ontario Liberals recalling legislature to introduce bill to impose contract on teachers

To…Youth:

I’m one young person who is leaving B.C. due to its low wages and high cost of living
Zachary Bellesen
Letter of the Week
The Province
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2012/08/19/letter-of-the-week-im-one-young-person-who-is-leaving-b-c-due-to-its-low-wages-and-high-cost-of-living/

For U.S. immigrants, arriving younger is better
MILES CORAK
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/for-us-immigrants-arriving-younger-is-better/article4485315/

Monitor: A young life comes full circle
Rob Shaw
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/life/young+life+comes+full+circle/7113018/story.html

Window screens don’t stop kids from falling out, health officials warn
Tiffany Crawford
Vancouver Sun
http://www.timescolonist.com/Window+screens+stop+kids+from+falling+health+officials+warn/7112950/story.html#ixzz244zBs41Y

Working the Fair at the PNE can be a fun summer job that leads to more
SHAWN CONNER
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Working+Fair+summer+that+leads+more/7096297/story.html#ixzz2450zibDm

Teen swims across Lake Ontario, believed to be the youngest to do so
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Teen+swims+across+Lake+Ontario+believed+youngest/7114374/story.html#ixzz2451SOt9z

Ontario teen youngest ever to swim Lake Ontario
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/08/19/toronto-swimmer-carr-lake-ontario.html

P.E.I. marathon puts age restriction in place
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/08/19/pei-marathon-age-restrictions.html

Lake Ontario swimmer just 14 but inspires a nation
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1244187–lake-ontario-swimmer-just-14-but-inspires-a-nation

Toronto art program is a creative way to trump graffiti taggers
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1243557–toronto-art-program-is-a-creative-way-to-trump-graffiti-taggers

Jane Fonda pens a book on teenage sex — but admits she put off the ‘big talk’ with her kids
Nick Patch
The Canadian Press
http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Jane+Fonda+pens+book+teenage+admits+talk+with+kids/7116455/story.html#ixzz248RovZuZ

Teenager receives Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award
Cape Breton Post
http://www.capebretonpost.com/Living/Community/2012-08-17/article-3055475/Teenager-receives-Governor-Generals-Caring-Canadian-Award/1

The adventure of life changes, but doesn’t have to end
SUSAN CROSSMAN
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/the-adventure-of-life-changes-but-doesnt-have-to-end/article4486089/

To…K-12 Schools:

How the school system got to be the way it is
CHRIS BERUBE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/how-the-school-system-got-to-be-the-way-it-is/article4487114/

Back to school doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank
Tracy Sherlock
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/Back+school+doesn+have+mean+breaking+bank/7102622/story.html#ixzz2451bvx1J

Ultrabooks top every student’s ‘must-have’ list
Michael V’inkin Lee
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Ultrabooks+every+student+must+have+list/7107556/story.html#ixzz2451hpmkp

Early mornings make for a painful transition back to school
ERIN ELLIS, VANCOUVER SUN
LAUREN LA ROSE, CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Early+mornings+make+painful+transition+back+school/7114244/story.html#ixzz2451o49KF

Excellent teaching, not longer school hours, is best for students
Geoff Johnson
The Province
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2012/08/17/geoff-johnson-excellent-teaching-not-longer-school-hours-is-best-for-students/

City plans seniors homes for surplus schools sites
ELISE STOLTE
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/City+plans+seniors+homes+surplus+schools+sites/7113838/story.html

Liberals recall legislature in bid to pass bill freezing teachers’ wages
Rob Ferguson, Tonda MacCharles
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1243978–liberals-recall-legislature-in-bid-to-push-through-bill-freezing-teachers-wages

Ontario Liberals recalling legislature to introduce bill to impose contract on teachers
MARIA BABBAGE
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-liberals-recalling-legislature-to-introduce-bill-to-impose-contract-on-teachers/article4489669/

There are only losers in Ontario’s teacher feud
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/There+only+losers+Ontario+teacher+feud/7107798/story.html#ixzz248RcvfAe

McGuinty says parents will back wage freeze for teachers
Johnathon Jenkins
QMI AGENCY
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/20/mcguinty-says-parents-will-back-wage-freeze-for-teachers

Late summer prep can help kids off to a healthy start of school year
Helen Branswell
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Late+summer+prep+help+kids+healthy+start+school+year/7116748/story.html#ixzz248Rugg3H

At back-to-school time, let’s press for healthy eating
DANIELLE NIERENBERG, CARLY CHAAPEL
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Opinion+back+school+time+press+healthy+eating/7114510/story.html#ixzz248Stp6UV

To…University Students: 

Student debt biggest stress, BMO poll finds
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/08/17/student-debt-survey.html

To compete for foreign students, Canada needs to step up its game
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/editorials/to-compete-for-foreign-students-canada-needs-to-step-up-its-game/article4487271/

Two business students on a 1,000 kilometre mission
PAUL WALDIE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/careers-leadership/two-business-students-on-a-1000-kilometre-mission/article4486485/

How to raise your university graduate
Michelle Reddick
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/raise+your+university+graduate/7118014/story.html#ixzz248RhbQSY

Damaged sculpture at Dalhousie removed
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/metro/128028-damaged-sculpture-at-dalhousie-removed

What’s happening on August 18th?

Top Reads:

1. There’s no online substitute for a real university classroom

2. Save up for a down payment? The young adult’s struggle

To…Youth:

Religious intervention can hurt child health care
JULIET GUICHON AND MARK JOFFE
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/Religious+intervention+hurt+child+health+care/7110455/story.html

The real and troubling skinny on skinny jeans for kids
KATRINA ONSTAD
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/the-real-and-troubling-skinny-on-skinny-jeans-for-kids/article4484484/

What zombies are doing for Calgary kids
ANNA-KAISA WALKER
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/giving/what-zombies-are-doing-for-calgary-kids/article4478700/

Save up for a down payment? The young adult’s struggle
ROBERT MCLISTER
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/mortgages/save-up-for-a-down-payment-the-young-adults-struggle/article4484367/

‘I used to wear a pink skirt to work’: The backbreaking inside scoop on tree planting
Joe O’Connor
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/17/tree-planting/

Here’s how to help your kid avoid Digital Deficit
Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/healthzone/news%20&%20features/article/1241441–here-s-how-to-help-your-kid-avoid-digital-deficit

To…K-12 Schools:

Bill to impose teachers’ contract will not be a confidence motion, McGuinty says
KEITH LESLIE
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/bill-to-impose-teachers-contract-will-not-be-a-confidence-motion-mcguinty-says/article4485704/

Northwest Territories appeal Supreme Court order to expand French schools
Armina Ligaya
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/17/northwest-territories-appeal-supreme-court-order-to-expand-french-schools/

Catholic school boards say Ontario government bargaining in bad faith
Marino Gazzola, Anne O’Brien and Carole Allen
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1242436–catholic-school-boards-say-ontario-government-bargaining-in-bad-faith

Premier Dalton McGuinty to recall MPPs to deal with teachers’ wage freeze
Mohammed Adam
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Premier+Dalton+McGuinty+recall+MPPs+deal+with+teachers+wage+freeze/7106281/story.html#ixzz23uJwqb6B

School supplies in a class of their own
CHRISTIAN LAFORCE
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/127829-school-supplies-in-a-class-of-their-own

To…University Students:

University of life: Free night-school courses at UVic aimed at those living in poverty
Cory Ruf
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/University+life/7104953/story.html#ixzz23uCmslbg

There’s no online substitute for a real university classroom
CLIFFORD ORWIN
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/theres-no-online-substitute-for-a-real-university-classroom/article4487214/

 

 

What’s happening on August 17th?

Top Reads:

1. Most students expect to graduate more than $20,000 in debt

2. Ontario unveils plan to force through teacher pay freeze

3. Study in mice raises hopes for birth control pill for men

To…Youth:

Russia’s anti-Putin band Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism
Moscow
Reuters
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/russias-anti-putin-band-pussy-riot-found-guilty-of-hooliganism/article4485305/

Canadian twist in Pussy Riot case sparks call for Ottawa to intervene
Kathryn Blaze Carlson
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/17/pussy-riot-case-takes-canadian-twist/

Children and friendship
Amanda Swartz
Times Colonist
http://blogs.timescolonist.com/2012/08/16/children-and-friendship/

Many young people are taking another look at the family farm
RENATA D’ALIESIO
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/many-young-people-are-taking-another-look-at-the-family-farm/article4483574/

Study in mice raises hopes for birth control pill for men
Julie Steenhuysen
Reuters
http://www.timescolonist.com/health/Study+mice+raises+hopes+birth+control+pill/7100998/story.html#ixzz23o4AYBQP

Road to Olympic glory should start with physically active children
TRACEY BRIDGERTOM WARSHAWSKI
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/road-to-olympic-glory-should-start-with-physically-active-children/article4485073/

Keep kids out of tanning salons
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/editorials/keep-kids-out-of-tanning-salons/article4481597/

The Star helps find volunteer jobs for children who want to do good
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1243262–the-star-helps-find-volunteer-jobs-children-who-want-to-do-good

‘The show’ must go on for the kid in each of us
Michael Madigan
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/the-show-must-go-on-for-the-kid-in-each-of-us-166513196.html

How can my four-year-old have high blood pressure?
DR. MICHAEL DICKINSON
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/ask-a-health-expert/how-can-my-four-year-old-have-high-blood-pressure/article4457705/

Known for teen love, Molly Ringwald now writes of adult betrayal
Erin Geiger Smith
Reuters
http://www.theprovince.com/life/Known+teen+love+Molly+Ringwald+writes+adult+betrayal/7105521/story.html#ixzz23qdjnra7

To…K-12 Schools:

Ontario unveils plan to force through teacher pay freeze
KATE HAMMER
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-unveils-plan-to-force-through-teacher-pay-freeze/article4484298/

Hey, Ontario Teachers, leave them kids alone
Matt Gurney
National Post
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/08/16/matt-gurney-hey-ontario-teachers-dont-leave-them-kids-alone/

Online tool intended to help B.C. parents choose schools
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/15/online-tool-intended-to-help-b-c-parents-choose-schools/

Student who spent summer wandering Saskatchewan heads home
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/Saskatchewanderer+heads+west+school+after+fantastic+summer/7107785/story.html

Teachers, partner buying stake in Denmark’s ISS
Toronto
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/teachers-partner-buying-stake-in-denmarks-iss/article4484793/

Eco-friendly fun lunch kits so cool for school
MARTA GOLD
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/friendly+lunch+kits+cool+school/7100608/story.html

Dalton McGuinty won’t risk minority government over teachers’ wages
Tonda MacCharles
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1243328–mcguinty-won-t-risk-minority-government-over-teachers-wages

Broten proposes bill to stop teacher pay hikes
The Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/16/broten-proposes-bill-to-stop-teacher-pay-hikes

Ontario teachers heading for court
Tom Godfrey
Toronto Sun
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/17/ontario-teachers-heading-for-court

College union calls for strike vote 4
Labiba Haque
The Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/16/college-union-calls-for-strike-vote

Support boosted for EAL students in Regina schools
Emma Graney
Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Support+boosted+students+Regina+schools/7097559/story.html#ixzz23qfu3yoq

School bus drivers fight mandatory retirement age
Matt McClure
Calgary Herald
http://www.canada.com/business/Merkel+pledges+speedy+deal/7102780/story.html#ixzz23qddSwsu

Fee debate goes round and round
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Editorial+debate+goes+round+round/7102489/story.html#ixzz23qe28k8w

To…University Students: 

SMU profs, management reach tentative deal
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/metro/127555-smu-profs-management-reach-tentative-deal

CEGEP du Vieux Montréal students to vote again on class boycott question
René Bruemmer
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/CEGEP+Vieux+Montr%c3%a9al+students+vote+again+class+boycott+question/7105908/story.html#ixzz23qjPMBKF

Three more CEGEPs vote to resume studies
Rene Bruemmer
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Three+more+CEGEPs+vote+resume+studies/7101716/story.html#ixzz23qjVdRS3

Most students expect to graduate more than $20,000 in debt
DIANNE NICE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/home-cents/most-students-expect-to-graduate-more-than-20000-in-debt/article4484530/