News Topics: Education (K-12)


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Vancouver Early Years Partnership Develops New SEL Matters Website

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a critical component to the healthy development of young children – impacting how we process emotions, achieve goals, maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions in our lives. The Vancouver Early Years Partnership developed the new SEL Matters website to offer early years providers and parents/caregivers MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Study finds links between school music participation and academic achievement

 A recent study by researchers at the University of British Columbia found that higher levels of music participation in students in grades 7-12 correlated with higher exam scores in all subjects. Highly engaged instrumental music students were, on average, academically over 1 year ahead of their peers. The findings suggest MORE


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SPICE Research on Special Education for K-12

The Supporting Progressive Inclusive Child-centred Education (SPICE) Research Lab recently shared results from an investigation on special education. The research is a population-based investigation of the K-12 educational trajectories of children across multiple categories of needs. The survey respondents helped identify research priorities related to the education journeys of students MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CBC News: Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to develop memorial register of residential school deaths BC Local News: Residential school ‘monster’ now lives in child-welfare system: senator Delta Optimist: B.C. announces new transition housing for women fleeing violence Benzinga: Public education is a strong equalizing force in Canadian society, UNICEF MORE


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The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM

The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence honour exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines. The committee looks for clear evidence that nominees have excelled in all of the following five areas: Digital and Creative Literacy in the Classroom, Innovative and Exemplary Teaching Practices, Support Student Success and MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Toronto.com: (Opinion) Extend Canada Child Benefit to all The Nelson Daily: Op/Ed:Progress on Child Care in BC StarMetro Vancouver: Even social-housing workers are being priced out of Vancouver Global News: Housing crunch pushing even the suburbs out of reach of B.C. families: report Times Colonist: Tent cities a ‘viable first step’ toward solving housing crisis MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Kelowna Daily Courier: B.C. budget committee hears plea for provincial funds for youth recovery house Columbia Valley Pioneer: B.C. advocacy groups aim for new federal autism funding Globe and Mail: B.C. cancer patient’s case exposes gaps in care for homeless people, advocates say The Tyee: Health Minister Reflects on BC’s ‘Big Challenge’: Fighting Poverty MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Globe and Mail Limited screen time, adequate physical activity and sleep associated with improved cognition for kids: study Times Colonist: Comment: Are private schools better than public schools? Perception versus reality Huffington Post: Canada Needs A ‘Children’s Charter’ To Protect Kids’ Rights Georgia Straight: Melanie Mark: Provincial tuition waiver program helps young people formerly MORE


events

Public Education: Championing Lasting Change

Join us at First Call’s Fall Public Education Forum with special guest, Annie Kidder from People for Education in Ontario. Public education allies often find themselves rushing from one issue to the next in what seems like an unending series of crisis. This forum aims to explore what collective strategies MORE