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The importance of theatre education | Jul 20 2014 | Holly Adams | Theatre education is critical to the development of happier, healthy, successful students. Here's why.
Students are struggling to find summer jobs for the sixth year in a row | Jul 18 2014 | Kayle Hatt | New data from Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey released Friday shows that students are struggling to find summer jobs for the sixth year in a row.
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Beer bottles to books: Remaking Merchants Corner | Jul 14 2014 | Jim Silver | Young North End activists hailed it as the latest example of "North End Rising." At the heart of what will be called Merchants Corner is an innovative educational strategy.
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The Taxpayers' Federation is wrong about SSHRC | Jul 10 2014 | Erika Shaker, Kayle Hatt | Just before Canada Day, the CTF slapped a graduation cap and gown on their ubiquitous pig mascot and held a press conference denouncing "wacky" student research projects that receive public funding.
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Toronto youth campaign to resurrect a beloved arts program | Jul 10 2014 | Jeannine M. Pitas | Palisades Media Arts Academy was a resource for youth in Toronto's Jane and Finch community. Then funding ran out. Now youth in the community are raising money to reopen the centre.
'We must compete': Corporate elite leveraging public universities into private profit | Jul 10 2014 | Alexander Ervin, Howard Woodhouse | In the past 40 years, Boards of Governors and Presidencies at Canadian universities have been stacked with members of the corporate elite, transforming public schools into private corporations.
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It takes two: B.C. government needs to negotiate with teachers | Jul 9 2014 | Jim Sinclair | Not negotiating is not an option. The B.C. government needs to start negotiating if it wants teachers in school by Labour Day.
No winners in sight for B.C. teacher strike | Jul 3 2014 | Rod Mickleburgh | The teachers have legitimate grievances, says Rod Mickleburgh, but they have found themselves on an indefinite picket line against a government that is prepared to leave them out there.
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Education's cost-benefit equation doesn't add up | Jun 30 2014 | Ralph Surette | Education is in growing turmoil across Canada over both results and cost. How come education spending is ballooning while clientele is shrinking dramatically?
British Columbia teachers -- let's keep our eyes on the prize | Jun 28 2014 | Tara Ehrcke | The B.C. government is ignoring Supreme Court rulings telling it to negotiate in good faith with teachers, including on class sizes. Instead, the strike it has provoked risks being drawn out.
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The elephant in the room; Or, students bear the cost of the corporate university | Jun 25 2014 | Alexander Ervin, Howard Woodhouse | What is going on at the University of Saskatchewan? The answer, in our new series on the corporatization of the university, is an appropriation of a younger generation's future wealth.
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Building confidence in autistic teens through video games | Jun 23 2014 | June Chua | Sarah Drew runs Every1Games, a company that provides a skills course in video game production activities along with social and professional development for teens with autism.

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