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Teen Pregnancy Worse For Education Than Low Spending

“A new infographic released by ubiquitous mass e-mailer and education link bait site, er, “resource hub,” BestEducationDegrees (B.E.D.), surprisingly caught my eye recently. B.E.D. developers compiled data from the US Census Bureau, the Department of Education, and, in a unique twist, the sexual health advocacy organization, the Guttmacher Institute, … Continue reading

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How to Get Money for Your Child’s Future Education

“Youth with savings are 50 per cent more likely to attend post-secondary education than youth with no savings, says Statistics Canada. But educational savings can be a challenge, particularly for lower income families. There are several strategies that can assist … Continue reading

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Educational Apps for Children

“Kids these days have a penchant for high-tech and would rather play with smartphones and tablets than board games and building blocks.” http://phys.org/news/2013-12-experts-apps-kids.html

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“Education for Life or Career?”

“The standard answer that students keep hearing from business leaders is to pursue degrees that are in the greatest demand, such as engineering instead of humanities. From a purely economic perspective, this course of action is the most logical to … Continue reading

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“Vagabond photojournalist” named for Vancouver TED 2014

“It’s been a long time since Kitra Cahana called Vancouver home. In fact, it’s been a long time since she has called any city home for very long. But in March, the 26-year-old self-described “vagabond photojournalist” and conceptual artist will … Continue reading

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2013 WISE Prize for Education

“The 2013 WISE Prize for Education, the first distinction of its kind to recognize an individual or a team for an outstanding, world-class contribution to education, has been awarded to Ms. Vicky Colbert of Colombia. Founder and Director of Fundación Escuela Nueva, Ms. … Continue reading

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“5 Pillars of Education for the Next Decade”

“Over the next decade, it appears there are five non-negotiables that both students and their families (read: parents) want in a higher ed experience…” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-elmore/five-pillars-for-education_b_4136176.html

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Youth BIOLab for Science Education

“The province announced Thursday the opening of a new laboratory aimed at exposing students to hands-on science education. The Youth BIOLab at the St. Boniface Hospital Health Research Centre lets students and teachers explore research.” http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/new-state-of-the-art-lab-brings-science-education-to-students-1.1501207

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OECD: Canadians “Well-Equipped” for 21st Century

“A major international study released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that Canadians are increasingly embracing information and communications technologies (ICT) and are well positioned for the society and economy of the 21st century.” http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1238473/international-report-shows-canadians-are-adapting-to-the-digital-skills-era

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Salaries for Various Degrees

Check out this list of the top- and bottom-earning potential of many university degrees. http://www.workopolis.com/content/advice/article/the-highest-and-lowest-paying-university-degrees

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Money Management Simulator for Teens

“Engaging Canadian teens in understanding the consequences of good and bad money decisions just became easier for teachers and parents with the public release of Dollar Decision$, a new interactive scenario simulator from Investor Education Fund (IEF). Featuring three separate age-appropriate … 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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