Tag Archives: Education

Coronavirus: Students protest Lethbridge School Division decision to delay sports – Lethbridge

Coronavirus: Students protest Lethbridge School Division decision to delay sports - Lethbridge

Dozens of students from all over southern Alberta gathered outside the Lethbridge School Division office on Thursday, protesting the division’s decision to delay reintroducing sports and other extra-curricular activities back into schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of Thursday’s protest, both the Lethbridge School Division (LSD) and the …

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Blended learning brings NAIT students back to campus – Edmonton

Blended learning brings NAIT students back to campus - Edmonton

Most post-secondary classes in Alberta have moved to online learning, but for some students, a virtual education is not enough. For instance, auto body students at NAIT returned to the classroom this week. “[It’s been challenging] trying to work in the shop with your mask on, wearing your safety …

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Southwestern Ontario county opens student-only coronavirus test sites

Southwestern Ontario county opens student-only coronavirus test sites

A county in southwestern Ontario has established COVID-19 assessment centres exclusively for school children to reduce the amount of time kids have to spend waiting for a test. Lambton County hopes the sites will help get students back into classrooms faster if they’re dealing with mild seasonal illnesses but …

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University of Toronto to use $250M donation for new building, healthcare research – Toronto

University of Toronto to use $250M donation for new building, healthcare research - Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 24, 2020 11:58 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — The University of Toronto has received a $250-million donation it says will be used for health-care …

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Quebec youth protection sees increase in child abuse reports following Granby girl’s death – Montreal

Quebec youth protection sees increase in child abuse reports following Granby girl’s death - Montreal

Quebec’s youth protection directors from centres across the province tabled their 2019-2020 annual report on Wednesday. Despite a drop in reported cases of child abuse during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, statistics show an overall increase of 12 per cent compared to the previous year. The death …

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B.C. teacher wasn’t told of COVID-19 case in cohort, later tests positive – BC

B.C. teacher wasn’t told of COVID-19 case in cohort, later tests positive - BC

A West Vancouver teacher has filed a claim with WorkSafeBC after officials failed to tell her that a COVID-19 exposure at her school was within her cohort, and she later tested positive herself. The principal at Sentinel Secondary notified staff and parents on Saturday that someone in the school had …

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Coronavirus: Education minister says Ontario to review COVID-19 symptoms list for schools – National

Coronavirus: Education minister says Ontario to review COVID-19 symptoms list for schools - National

TORONTO – Ontario’s education minister says he is considering shortening the list of COVID-19 symptoms that require kids to stay home from school. Stephen Lecce says he is working with the province’s medical officials to consider possible changes to the list. British Columbia shortened its list earlier this week …

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Returning students could cause COVID-19 infections to double in University towns: New study finds – London

Returning students could cause COVID-19 infections to double in University towns: New study finds - London

A new research study from Western University researchers says that returning students in university towns could double the number of COVID-19 infections. The study by researcher and lead author Lauren Cipriano, associate professor of management science at Ivey Business School, who is also cross-appointed to the department of epidemiology …

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Coronavirus: Quebec school bus drivers want to be informed of positive cases they’ve transported – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec school bus drivers want to be informed of positive cases they’ve transported - Montreal

School bus drivers in Quebec say they deserve to know if they have recently transported students who have tested positive for COVID-19. It is currently not mandatory for school boards and service centres in the province to notify their partner organizations, including school bus companies, after a school has …

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B.C.’s daily health checklist for children going to school shortens to just 7 symptoms

B.C.’s daily health checklist for children going to school shortens to just 7 symptoms

The B.C. Teacher’s Federation is concerned about the recent amendments of the daily health checklist for school-aged children in the province. What was once a checklist of 18 symptoms has now been changed to seven. Parents are required to make sure their children are healthy enough to go to …

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