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Students in KFL&A join 6 other regions returning to in-class learning – Kingston

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Central Public School in Kingston was a hub of activity and young voices for the first time in weeks since the winter holiday break and suspension of in-class schooling until Jan. 25. Grade 3 student Leah Patterson says she was excited to see her school friends and say goodbye …

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2 Edmonton high schools move to online learning for 2 weeks – Edmonton

2 Edmonton high schools move to online learning for 2 weeks - Edmonton

About 2,000 Edmonton high school students will switch back to online learning on Monday – just two weeks after they returned to the classroom. Students from both M.E. LaZerte and J. Percy Page schools will move to online learning for two weeks after a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases …

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Coronavirus: Back-to-school Monday for some Ontario students

The Carroll family, December 2020.  Submitted by Ryan Carroll

As COVID-19 caseloads in parts of the province ease, many students in Ontario are preparing to go back to school again on Monday. Schools in seven public health units in southern Ontario will reopen to in-person learning on Jan. 25, while the rest will continue learning from home. The …

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University students eating worse, exercising less, drinking more in COVID-19 ‘isolation’: study

University students eating worse, exercising less, drinking more in COVID-19 ‘isolation’: study

University students aren’t known for their amazing diets and abstinence from alcohol. A new study from the University of Saskatchewan, however, shows in COVID-19 “isolation”, students’ diets and activity levels have gotten worse, while drinking is on the rise. The study looked at 125 undergraduate and graduate students from …

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Lethbridge post-secondary institutions report steady enrolment despite COVID-19 pandemic – Lethbridge

Lethbridge post-secondary institutions report steady enrolment despite COVID-19 pandemic - Lethbridge

Post-secondary students have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with some choosing to postpone classes or drop out altogether due to financial strain or difficulty with virtual learning. But Lethbridge College officials say so far, enrolment this year is consistent with last year. Read more: Lethbridge College declares …

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Lethbridge parents weary of looming public school boundary changes – Lethbridge

Lethbridge parents weary of looming public school boundary changes - Lethbridge

Lethbridge mother of six, Brandi Frohwerk, said the proposed changes to Lethbridge public school boundaries are not being well received among parents.  “This has to be the worst timing for them to announce all this,” she said Wednesday, adding that families had been through a lot in the past …

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Edmonton Grade 6 class gets virtual visit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – Edmonton

Edmonton Grade 6 class gets virtual visit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - Edmonton

For 11-year-old Zoe Cogger, it was nerve-racking when she found out she would be telling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau her experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I was getting less and less nervous and anxious, but then when he joined the (video conference call)… a lot of anxiety came back,” …

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Coronavirus: Dalhousie reports positive COVID-19 case in Halifax residence – Halifax

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Dalhousie University sent a memo to its students and faculty that a person in residence tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “At the onset of symptoms, the student sought testing and informed the university upon a positive result,” the school said in an email to the community. Dal said …

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Surrey high school notches 50 COVID-19 cases across 5 classes

Surrey high school notches 50 COVID-19 cases across 5 classes

A Surrey high school is notifying parents of an alarming number of Covid-19 cases that required affected individuals in the school to self-isolate over the winter break. In a letter obtained by Global News that was sent to parents on January 3, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jordan Tinney advises …

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Students and staff in London region told to prepare for possible online learning in January – London

Students and staff in London region told to prepare for possible online learning in January - London

The Thames Valley District School Board is encouraging students and staff to take home any materials that they may require for remote learning. That includes personal items, learning materials and assigned technology items. The message echoes that of Ontario’s education minister and deputy minister, who are encouraging students and …

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