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'Fair Employment Week' highlights higher education's dirty little secret | Oct 21 2014 | Robin Vose | Fair Employment Week, celebrated every October, reminds us that all academic work must be fairly supported, validated and remunerated.
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Un/Covering the North: News, Media, and Aboriginal People | Oct 19 2014 | George Lessard | "...a comprehensive survey of communications in the circumpolar region, focusing on the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic but also looking at the circumpolar North..."
Student financial aid overly complex, not equal | Oct 19 2014 | Redeye Collective | Jordan Maclaren looked into the intricacies of student aid from province to province across Canada. She found huge variability in grants, parental contributions and debt reduction strategies.
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Wage war on poverty, Nova Scotia, not on teachers and schools | Oct 17 2014 | Shelley Morse | Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. There is lots of work ahead of us before we achieve that goal.
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Welcome to Alberta, where, baby, these are the days of miracles and wonders… | Oct 9 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Yesterday, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice announced his intention to perform an actual, literal miracle -- to create 230 new schools in five years.
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Community literacy programs: The first rung on the education ladder | Oct 9 2014 | Jim Silver | A wealth of evidence confirms the value of literacy, and the importance of programs that promote it. For low-income communities, gains in literacy can be transformative.
Podcast: The Good Jobs Discussion: Saturday morning at the Good Jobs Summit | Oct 4 2014 | rabble staff | Day two of the Good Jobs Summit kicked off with a discussion featuring Canadian Federation of Students, GE Canada, and the Canadian Labour Congress.
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Students walk out over plans to censor the history of protest in Jefferson County | Oct 2 2014 | Amy Goodman | High-school students in Jefferson County, Colo. are protesting the planned censorship of the district's Advanced Placement United States history curriculum by the local school board.
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Climate change: The great educational challenge | Sep 25 2014 | Ruth Gamberg | A new school year is an opportunity to ask: how is our education system preparing students to deal with climate change? Short answer: not very well.
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'Band-Aid' schools: Just the thing for a government suffering the death of a thousand cuts | Sep 23 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Band-Aid Schools announced for Calgary by Alberta Premier Jim Prentice yesterday can be bolted together quickly -- say, in time to be on display for the next general election.
B.C. teachers ratify agreement, strike ends | Sep 19 2014 | BC Teachers' Federation | Members of the BC Teachers' Federation have voted to ratify the agreement-in-committee reached on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, with the BC Public School Employers' Association.
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Unelected and unknown education minister looms as first major blunder of Prentice new Tory Government | Sep 17 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Gordon Dirks is now in public life. Whether he likes it or not, he's going to have to make his views on social conservative ideas crystal clear to ordinary voters.

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