Education

Teacher’s college lengthened

Earlier this month, the Ontario government announced sweeping changes to bachelor of education programs, but the University is in limbo as to how it will be affected.Continue...

Students tackle Shakespeare

It only takes 20 minutes to understand how much Jackie Omstead loves her job.Continue...

Learning privileges

Education shouldn’t be messed with — those who earn it and those who can benefit from it most are the ones who deserve it.Continue...

Undergrad needs four years

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities has floated some ideas concerning post-secondary education reform.

Suggestions include a three-year bachelor’s degree, year-round class and allowing students to earn half of their credits online.

These are changes that need to be resisted in order to protect the integrity, depth and breadth of a four-year bachelor’s degree.Continue...

Forget about WiFi woes

On Monday, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) called on schools to prohibit the installation of WiFi, citing increased risk of brain cancer.Continue...

End unearned adulation

A new U.S. teaching policy is trading methods that boost children’s self-esteem for ones that encourage them to struggle and find the right answer.Continue...

Policy on cheating will work

Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest school board has taken flak for a new policy that prevents teachers from assigning zeros when students are caught cheating.

The Eastern School District’s policy has been criticized as too lenient because cheaters are given a second chance to retake assignments and tests. It’s applicable to both elementary and high school students.Continue...

Students save with textbook rental plan

Instead of spending $142 on an Introduction to Biology textbook, it can now be rented for half the price.Continue...

Large class sizes raise questions

According to a recent study, an average first-year class at Queen’s is one of the largest in the country.Continue...

Increased enrollment

60,000 additional spaces to be created by 2015-16 in Ontario.Continue...

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