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Finland's education system well worth studying
While B.C.'s school crisis grows worse, the Finnish education system is setting the gold standard for public education. Here are some things Canada can learn from Finland's schools.
Jun 20th, 2012
Childcare crisis eased by VSB and Collingwood Neighbourhood House Partnership
There's a huge challenge for parents looking to find high-quality, licensed and affordable childcare for their kids.
Jun 1st, 2012
Younger children in the classroom likely over-diagnosed with ADHD: UBC research
The youngest children in the classroom are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – and given medication – than their peers in the same grade,...
Mar 5th, 2012
Parenting advice: How to make teenagers read a book
Educator Howard Eaton gives useful advice on how reading impacts the young mind, and more importantly, how to encourage teenagers to pick up a book.
Jan 29th, 2012
Parenting advice: children and video games
How many hours of video games are too many for children? A prominent educator offers an in-depth answer to a worried parent's question about children, teenagers and video games.
Jan 21st, 2012
Parenting advice: what to do if your child isn't interested in school?
Howard Eaton has powerful advice.
Jan 13th, 2012