Monthly Archives: August 2013

Reasons to Upgrade Executive Education

“If you’re going to leave the house to go to school, you might as well go all the way. That’s easy these days, with so many of Canada’s executive education programs making travel a core part of the curriculum.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/9-reasons-to-upgrade-your-executive-education/article13999082/

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Ontario Test Scores Continue to Rise

“Ontario students continue to improve their achievement levels, with 71 per cent of Grade 3 and 6 students meeting or exceeding the provincial standard in reading, writing and math. The latest test scores from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) show … Continue reading

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YMCA Provides Job Co-op for Youth

“An organizer says the job co-op, called United Youth of N.D.G., has given the teenagers work experience and has taught them the basics of running their own business. At the start of the summer, the teens distributed flyers advertising their … Continue reading

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Appreciating All Types of Education

“How can we measure the value of higher education? Higher education has always promised to promote and maintain freedom, stimulate imagination and creativity, and reveal the unlimited possibilities of humanity. And we can acknowledge our continuous progress in many spheres … Continue reading

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Technology to Revolutionize Education

“Adaptive learning software tailors the learning experience to a student’s strengths and weaknesses.” http://www.troymedia.com/2013/08/26/technology-poised-to-revolutionize-education/

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Music Education Has Wide Range of Benefits

“This city’s focus on live music and technology as key drivers of economic growth received a major boost yesterday when a national study was released here touting the broad-ranging benefits of music education for the digital economy.” http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4046083-report-credits-music-education-for-boosting-high-tech-communities/

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Post-secondary Education Rates

“On average, roughly half of all Canadians between the ages of 25 and 64 have attended college or university, but education levels are not even across all provinces.” http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2013/08/09/the-most-and-least-educated-parts-of-canada/

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A “Permeable, Interconnected Higher Education System”

“The sheer size and diversity of our higher education system has long been a pillar of strength, distinguishing U.S. postsecondary education from the rest of the world. But that also means our wide array of institutions — two-year and four-year, … Continue reading

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Higher Education Combats Youth Unemployment

“Youth unemployment has been the scourge of much of the developed world throughout the recession and recovery, but the data show that higher education may be the greatest antidote for this economic toxin. Fortunately, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and … Continue reading

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Universities Offer Alternatives for Strike-Affected Foreign Students

“Canadian universities are being proactive and offering support to international students caught in the visa backlog created by the labour dispute between federal government and foreign diplomats. The extent to which international students, who require study permits to attend schools in … Continue reading

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Canada Remains World’s Most Educated Country

“According to the Education at a Glance 2012 report issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Canada maintains its leadership as the world’s most educated country. In fact, the percentage of our population with a tertiary education has … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Smartest Kids in the World”

“To understand what is happening in these classrooms, Ms Ripley follows three American teenagers who spend a year as foreign-exchange students in Finland, Poland and South Korea. Their wide-eyed observations make for compelling reading. In each country, the Americans are … Continue reading

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First Canada-Greece/Cyprus Partnership Forum

“Canadian Ambassador to Athens Robert Peck this week announced the first Canada-Greece/Cyprus University Partnership Forum, which will take place in Athens on September 16. Eight Canadian institutions will take part in the showcase of Canadian higher education. These are the … Continue reading

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Canada Boasts Low Fees for Foreign Students

“A new survey says international students studying in Canada pay some of the lowest fees amongst Western developed nations.” http://globalnews.ca/news/777089/canada-boasts-some-of-the-lowest-international-student-fees-amongst-western-developed-nations-survey-finds/

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Visions for Fixing Higher Education

“A classmate of mine at what was then a reasonably but not insanely selective Northeastern college has since become an education consultant. “So,” I asked him casually, “what chance do you suppose we would have — ” “None,” he said, before … Continue reading

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Education Experiences Its “Napster Moment”

“Digital education is like whitewater rafting. Or like the Napster era in music. The two analogies were among many that came up yesterday as panelists considered the future of technology in education at a Scientific American and Macmillan Science & … Continue reading

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How To Take Great Notes

“If you want to make studying for a degree that little bit easier – and you should, because university is hard – the best way to do it is by going digital. Typed notes are a must. Either bash them … Continue reading

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Dig Deep to Find Best Courses for You

“Most students stick to the straight and narrow when it comes to picking their course at uni. “I was good at English (or maths, or chemistry) at school, I’ll do that.” It’s not surprising – there are tens of thousands of courses … Continue reading

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A Debt-Free College Education

“Indeed, the price of higher education — and how that price is paid — is still a huge problem in this country. Federal and student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion. Today, the average graduate leaves school with nearly $30,000 in debt. … Continue reading

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Social Enterprises Improve Education

“Education may not always be thought of as an innovative sector but as schools increasingly look to relieve budgetary burdens and provide inspirational education experiences, a new breed of innovative social enterprises are emerging that can help on both counts.” http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2013/aug/02/social-enterprise-aids-education-innovation

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