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

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