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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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Learning in nature is good for teachers and students | Sep 16 2014 | David Suzuki | With most of Canada's teachers back after summer, facing challenges that contribute to high rates of teacher attrition, it's a good time to ask: How can "nature as classroom" support their well-being?
Enough feminism? UBC Student Union shuts out feminist clubs | Sep 16 2014 | Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki | The attitude among UBC student politicians that we have "enough" feminism, that we've reached our "feminism quota", so to speak, is regressive and deeply offensive.
GroundWire | September 16, 2014: Quebec Political Repression Commission, Bill C-36, tuition fees at SFU | Sep 16 2014 | GroundWire | On this week's episode of Groundwire: the Quebec Political Repression Commission, sex workers testify against Bill C-36 and international student fee hikes at SFU.
A degree is the new high school diploma. But who can afford it? | Sep 15 2014 | Jennifer Story | It's accepted wisdom that an undergraduate degree is the new high school diploma -- it's the ticket into the workforce. But that ticket comes at an unrelentingly steep price.
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Academics speak out against CCPA audit | Sep 15 2014 | Louis-Philippe Rochon, Mario Seccareccia | After learning that the Canada Revenue Agency is auditing the CCPA on the grounds that it allegedly engages in politically partisan activity, a number of professors have drawn up an open letter.
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B.C. schools could be open Monday, if the government wanted | Sep 12 2014 | E. Wayne Ross | If B.C. schools could be open on Monday, why won't the government make it happen? Oh, because they think binding arbitration is "absolutely silly."
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Quebec laws keep undocumented children out of school | Sep 12 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | When Max's family's refugee application was denied, they were asked to pay for public school. They couldn't. Max missed two years. Advocates are working to make school free for all children.
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Teachers vote for binding arbitration to end strike | Sep 11 2014 | Larry Kuehn | More than 30,000 B.C. teachers voted "yes" to return to classes -- if the B.C. Liberal government will agree to send to arbitration all the issues except for those related to court decisions.
This is awkward. B.C. has a budget surplus. | Sep 11 2014 | Marc Lee | There is no reason why B.C. cannot afford to really put families first, and invest in a first-class public education system.
Call it like it is: 'School Choice' is privatization for B.C. schools | Sep 11 2014 | Lizanne Foster | Does the word 'privatization' strike fear in your heart? That's why the B.C. Liberals are calling it 'School Choice'.

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