What’s happening on August 15th?

Top Reads: 

1. Soccer league bans B.C. pre-teens from tournaments because team is too diverse

2. How can teachers and parents work together to help students learn?

3. Canada may limit study permits and visas of foreign students

To…Youth:

Health unit wants under-18 tanning ban 4
By Alison Shouldice
Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/14/health-unit-want-under-18-tanning-ban

Odd Life of Timothy Green shows ‘unknowableness’ of children
CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/126455-odd-life-of-timothy-green-shows-unknowableness-of-children

Designers work to bring costs for kids clothes to somewhat less lofty heights
ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/126461-designers-work-to-bring-costs-for-kids-clothes-to-somewhat-less-lofty-heights

Fonda’s latest chapter is book telling kids about sex
NICK PATCH
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/126791-fonda-s-latest-chapter-is-book-telling-kids-about-sex

Vancouver teens can find drugs on the street in 10 minutes, study says
Petti Fong
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1241595–for-vancouver-teens-it-takes-less-time-to-find-drugs-than-alcohol

Quebec youth should be more like their Asian counterparts, says CAQ’s François Legault
Allan Woods
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1241640–quebec-election-2012-quebec-youth-should-be-more-like-their-asian-counterparts-give-up-search-for-the-good-life-says-francois-legault

Leader of new Coalition party to Quebec kids: Be more like Asians
Alexander Panetta
The Canadian Press
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/critical+condition+after+being+struck+falling+bricks+Montreal/6630831/story.html#ixzz23cFiknr6

Regina RCMP Depot hosts youth camp
Tonaya Marr
The Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Regina+RCMP+Depot+hosts+youth+camp/7089285/story.html#ixzz23cFq0JRG

Making progress, one kid at a time
Don Marks
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/making-progress-one-kid-at-a-time-166226476.html

Hepatitis A Vaccine for Children Lasts for 10 Years: Study
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/hepatitis-a-vaccine-for-children-lasts-for-10-years-study-166190816.html

Ontario changes age recommendations for cervical cancer screening
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Ontario+changes+recommendations+cervical+cancer+screening/7088942/story.html

Soccer league bans B.C. pre-teens from tournaments because team is too diverse
Brian Hutchinson
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/13/soccer-league-bans-b-c-pre-teens-from-tournaments-because-team-is-too-diverse/

Generation Fat: Parental paranoia killing Canadian kids
Joe O’Connor
National Post
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/05/29/generation-fat-parental-paranoia-killing-canadian-kids/

Babysitting turns pro: Parents expecting more from caregivers
AMANDA KWAN
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/babysitting-turns-pro-parents-expecting-more-from-caregivers/article4478632/

To…K-12 Schools:

Cost of government-appointed trustee in Cowichan Valley school district
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/13/cost-of-government-appointed-trustee-in-cowichan-valley-school-district/

How can teachers and parents work together to help students learn?
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/13/how-can-teachers-and-parents-work-together-to-help-students-learn/

Extended school year: More of the same not good enough
PAUL W. BENNETT
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/126390-extended-school-year-more-of-the-same-not-good-enough

Let kids choose from range of healthy snack-style choices for school lunch
LOIS ABRAHAM
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/kids+choose+from+range+healthy+snack+style+choices+school+lunch/7087835/story.html

New gym announced for Eskasoni school
Cape Breton Post
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2012-08-15/article-3052980/New-gym-announced-for-Eskasoni-school/1

Dwight Duncan slams teacher union over criticism
Rob Ferguson
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1241884–dwight-duncan-slams-teacher-union-over-criticism

School bus drivers may strike
Nick Martin
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/school-bus-drivers-may-strike-166226576.html

School levy gets overhaul to raise more funds
David Hutton
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/School+levy+gets+overhaul+raise+more+funds/7085706/story.html#ixzz23cCVn9dK

Contract road map an ‘attack’ on public sector, Ontario teachers union head says
KATE HAMMER
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/contract-road-map-an-attack-on-public-sector-ontario-teachers-union-head-says/article4479753/

To…University Students:

Feds must lead recruiting effort
THE STAR PHOENIX
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Feds+must+lead+recruiting+effort/7091684/story.html

Student confrontations possible on Friday in Montreal
René Bruemmer
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Student+confrontations+possible+Friday+Montreal/7090494/story.html#ixzz23cMLEjyl

‘Back to school’ means goodbye
Jeanne Beker
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1241672—back-to-school-means-goodbye-jeanne-beker

Canada may limit study permits and visas of foreign students
Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1241802–canada-may-limit-study-permits-and-visas-of-foreign-students

Foreign students wanted
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/foreign-students-wanted-166226786.html

Why U.S. student loans are not the next financial bubble
John Shmuel
Financial Post
http://www.timescolonist.com/business/fp/student+loans+next+financial+bubble/7083306/story.html#ixzz23WnPtIsh

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