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

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