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Won't Someone Listen To The Children?
Won't Someone Listen To The Children? | Feb 12 2016 | Daryn Caister | Grade 5 students on endangered species, more on TPP and a severe facepalm warning about Rex Murphy's op-ed on Alberta.
UBC faculty launch petition of non-confidence over secret board meetings to oust former president | Feb 11 2016 | Jen Halsall | After newly released documents exposed secret meetings between board members, 450 faculty members have signed a petition of non-confidence. The faculty association is calling for an external review.
In the wake of budget cuts and cancelled programs, the humanities need gender studies more than ever | Feb 9 2016 | Erin Wunker | Gender needs to remain a central focus in humanities education for the simple reason that the humanities project is fundamentally an unfinished project.
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Mansbridge to Trudeau: 'It's 2016. Isn't it time for a national daycare program?' | Feb 4 2016 | Martha Friendly | Parents cannot find and afford good quality child care for love or money. Child care is in short supply. Quality is all too often weak, and fees are too high for most low- and middle-income families.
The struggle for responsible investment continues: UBC committee votes against divestment | Feb 4 2016 | Jen Halsall | Despite many successful international examples, credible financial advice, and strong student and faculty support, the University of British Columbia has voted not to divest from fossil fuels.
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What happens when public education is destroyed? You get Donald Trump. | Jan 29 2016 | Rick Salutin | It's hard to be smart if you've been through a system that forced you to use all your time prepping and taking tests while leaving little space for learning to think and practising thought.
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I'm not 'neutral' in my classroom and I don't think you should be either | Jan 29 2016 | Ryan Cho | When it comes down to it, schools, and the communities that surround them, are not neutral places. So neither should teachers.
National study on LGBTQ education finds both support and lack of security for students | Jan 28 2016 | Lauren Siddall | From concerns for students' safety to teachers' support of LGBTQ-inclusive education, the national Every Teacher Project is shedding light on a number of key issues in our schools.
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Below the radar: Athabasca U and St. Albert quietly discuss partnership to develop joint office space near Edmonton | Jan 25 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | The plan is likely to be controversial at the troubled distance-education university based in the town of Athabasca, in the City of St. Albert and within the provincial government.
An ongoing education: Why university graduates are increasingly enrolling in college programs | Jan 21 2016 | Jen Halsall | For many university graduates, post-secondary education doesn't end with a degree. Fifteen per cent of Ontario's college students already hold university degrees, and that number is expected to grow.
Paved with good intentions: Simply requiring Indigenous content is not enough | Jan 20 2016 | Adam Gaudry | Canadian universities are increasingly moving to implement Indigenous course requirements, but unless implemented effectively, these reforms may ultimately fail to accomplish meaningful change.
Social movements and how they make, learn and teach ideas | Jan 20 2016 | Scott Neigh | Aziz Choudry talks about his new book, "Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements."

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