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Notable films for Easter, Canada and Earth Day
Your numerology cycles: April
Magic reelism: smoke & mirrors
Rx for youngsters: Take physic, pomp
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and...
"Never the Last," a virtuosic séance
A rock and a hard place
Super hero fun, a not so good Stephen King adaptation and a...
Vancouver writer and former public school educator Kristina Campbell highlights educational topics with stories from inside and outside the classroom.
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The parable of the Vancouver Board of Education's special advisor
There once was a man who kept his yard full of hundreds of well-groomed trees. He was very fond of his trees, watering and pruning them with care as the seasons changed. One day he received a...
Apr 23rd, 2010
VSB budget proposals on the table: Some parents pit music against Mandarin
The VSB's budget-balancing proposals include cancelling the itinerant band and strings program in 2010/11
Apr 16th, 2010
China lags behind in special education practices
China may be an emerging world power, but when it comes to caring for its vulnerable children with special needs, it has a long way to go.
Apr 9th, 2010
A call for positive inclusion of autistic children in classrooms from the Autism Canada Foundation
Kindergarten student Thomas is alert to every number in the vicinity. His eyes dart from the counting poster on the wall to the bar code of a library book on the table. He says all the numbers...
Apr 2nd, 2010
Toward an Inclusive Canadian Society: Schools Are a Good Place to Start
On the eve of of the Paralympic opening ceremony in Vancouver, it's worth reflecting on how inclusive we want our society to be.
Mar 12th, 2010
Are Alberta-Style Charter Schools Coming to BC?
After the March 2nd BC budget presentation, school trustees say the announced funding increases for education will "go a significant distance" toward covering the financial commitments of school...
Mar 5th, 2010
Hey Rosetta Shines Brighter Than The Stars At Vancouver Orpheum Show
Last night's duo of bands at the Orpheum had a clear winner: Newfoundland band Hey Rosetta shone with the energy of up-and-coming stardom while Montreal indie-rock veterans The Stars executed their...
Feb 20th, 2010
High Schoolers Know They'll Be Paying For The Games For Years To Come
As I breezed by a hoodie-clad crew in a West Side Vancouver high school hallway on Friday, the opening day of the Olympics, here's what one guy was saying to his buddies: "Do you guys...
Feb 14th, 2010
Proposed Cuts to French Immersion in Northern BC Communities Could Affect More Than Just the Students
A parent group says losing French Immersion programs in their Northern BC school district could cause fewer Southern-trained professionals to move Northward with their families, thus weakening communi
Feb 5th, 2010
Abracadabra: Screen Time Can Be Part of Teaching Kids to Read
Children don't learn to read and write the way they learn to kick and crawl - there's some hard work involved, whether they know it or not. Parents and teachers have to invest hours and hours of time...
Jan 29th, 2010