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Focus Foundation programs a big help for troubled youths
One third of students unprepared for kindergarten study finds
When did education become a race
Taking stock of life long learning in Canada
Why can’t Johnny read? Maybe it’s the parent’s fault.
Secrets of the world’s best education systems
Why can’t Johnny read? (Time magazine)
Full day kindergardten in BC (Province of BC website)
The new first grade.
ID Tech Camps for ages 7 – 18 at major universities in North America.
B.C. government won’t divulge details of preschool plan
Mixing old-fashioned study methods with high-tech tools
Violence against school staff is on the rise
Kids have theories on spelling bee preparation
Toronto girl wins Canspell contest
Virtual Field Trips: A New Approach to Montessori “Going Out” Activities
Kindergarten expansion expected to cause space shortages
Is playtime over?
Exposure stops bullying
Why do Finland’s schools get the best results
Vancouver school board faces ‘drastic reductions’
Both kids and adults face bullies
Well-stocked bookshelves give children learning edge
Taking care of the world around them. Girl Guides celebrates 100 years in Canada committed to respect for global culture
Foreign families bring special needs students to B.C. schools
Confessions of a mean girl
VSB votes to shorten school year by 10 days
Boys left behind in school – and then in life: experts
Club makes good guys. An outreach program was created by a teacher and the vice-principal
Educational programs that provide opportunities for early childhood development are disappearing
How to assess a school’s performance
Anti-gang message hits home in Abbotsford
Want to go to UBC? You’ll need an A average
Roots of Empathy Vancouver celebrates 10 years of babies
Vancouver looks at closing schools, raising rents and cancelling programs
A speech to the graduating class of UBC 2010
Sometimes, you can go home again. Heading back to elementary school 50 years later …
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