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

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