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COU Report Creates Intense Education Debate

“A new report from the Council of Ontario Universities is taking aim at the notion that its members are just glorified prep schools for a life making lattes.” http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/02/24/does_a_university_education_pay_off_the_debate_in_7_reader_comments.html

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Female Education In Saudi Arabia Improves

“Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars to improve women’s education, part of a broader drive to empower young Saudis for the marketplace. That has meant improved campuses, better facilities and research programs and a slight expansion in the curriculum … Continue reading

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Co-op Programs Make Positive Impact

“As the University of Regina celebrated 44 years of success with its Co-operative Education program, one student marked the conclusion of her education and the start of her career — thanks to the program. Sydney Gossard, an English major, began … Continue reading

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Alterative Education Programs in BC

“Personalized, student-centred learning focused on the needs, strengths and aspirations of each student is an important aspect of the new B.C. Educational Plan, which is intended to modernize the education system. There are countless alternative programs offered in B.C., including … Continue reading

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New value-centered university rating systems

“Purists might regard such bottom-line calculations as an insult to the intellectual, social and civic value of education. But dollars-and-cents tabulations like that one (which was compiled by Washington Monthly), are the fastest-growing sector of the college rankings industry, with ever … Continue reading

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University of Fredericton Incorporates Tech into Education

“The University of Fredericton is one of the few accredited and online universities in Canada. Just recently, it became the first university in the country to complete one full year of teaching using the Cisco WebEx technology.” http://www.troymedia.com/2013/10/15/a-step-forward-for-online-education/

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All Ages Should Consider Returning to School

“This week millions of Canadian students are returning to high school but they aren’t all young people. A large number of adults will also be returning to high school. For these students, earning top grades has little to do with … Continue reading

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