Saturday, August 31, 2013

Recess cancelled

Recess cancelled: Joel Westheimer

li-bc-110906-school-playground.jpgIt's not just school buses that are cancelled when the weather turns foul.  More and more schools are also cancelling recess.  Our education columnist cries foul. Robyn speaks to Joel Westheimer.

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School architecture and design

MPP Yasir Naqvi announced yesterday more than 47 million dollars for school projects in Ottawa's public board.  But as the old saying goes, schools are more than bricks and mortar.  Our education columnist Joel Westheimer tells Robyn the space where students' learn matters more than you think.


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Applied math as another way of streaming students

Are students sorted into advanced or "applied" courses based on family income?

There's a new report out on applied high school courses, and the people who take them in Ontario. The report was written by the advocacy group People for Education. It found the bulk of teenagers taking "applied" courses in Ontario continue to come from low-income households despite the fact streaming was officially abolished in 1999. Our education columnist Joel Westheimer weighs in on the study, and the concept of streaming.

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