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Show entries from: February 2012 returned 132 result(s).

Education minister uncommitted to Drummond's recommendations 0

Published: 2/22/2012 6:16:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario has already shot down economist Don Drummond’s recommendation to end the popular, pricey full-day kindergarten program.

Education Minister Laurel Broten is reserving judgement on Drummond’s other money-saving suggestions - increase class sizes and eliminate thousands of non-teaching positions in schools.

Small class sizes are a key element in her government’s plan for student achievement, she said...'

Drummond Report: School boards fear loss of independence

Published: 2/22/2012 6:15:00 PM - Author: none
School boards can’t raise taxes to boost their budgets. Collective bargaining with teachers and support staff has largely been taken out of boards’ hands.

Now, the economist advising Ontario on where to find cuts to help deal with the deficit has said the province should be able to order boards to sell unused buildings - such as closed schools - and also gut 70 per cent of non-teaching staff such as psychologists, education assistants and guidance counsellors...'

Experiential learning: The secret to fixing America's STEM problem

Published: 2/22/2012 6:08:00 PM - Author: none
View this Washington Post video interview

Forget fetching coffee. Interns prove their worth

Published: 2/22/2012 5:39:00 PM - Author: none
Camosun College computer systems technology student Victoria McDonald applied for a job at Victoria, B.C.-based Latitude Geographics Group Ltd. last summer, but was instead offered a paid internship.

She spent four months working as a support technician at the software company, helping clients troubleshoot software problems. Her performance was evidently impressive: At the end, the company offered her a full-time job...'

Innovative Programs Are Bridging The Education Gap Between Canada’s North And South

Published: 2/22/2012 5:35:00 PM - Author: none
'Communities in Canada’s North often lag behind the South in terms of educational outcomes, but they are leaders in developing innovative ways to improve educational programming and delivery, according to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for the North.

“Geographical and social conditions in the North make learning more difficult. Often, Northern students are neither prepared nor equipped to perform well in school, due to lack of parental support and what they see as limited career opportunities,” ...'

2012 Scholarship opportunity: Retail Council of Canada

Published: 2/22/2012 5:21:00 PM - Author: none
'...Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with industry sponsors, will award more than $85,000 this year in scholarships and benefits to students entering or currently enrolled in a business, marketing or retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution...'

The Basics on Careers and Jobs in Healthcare

Published: 2/22/2012 5:14:00 PM - Author: none
Healthcare Career Guide
Everything you need to know about getting a job in Healthcare and hatching a career in Healthcare

The Basics on Careers and Jobs in Agriculture

Published: 2/22/2012 5:11:00 PM - Author: none
'Agriculture Career Guide
Everything you need to know about getting a job in Agriculture and hatching a career in Agriculture...'

Newsletter: ECO Canada February 2012

Published: 2/22/2012 1:48:00 PM - Author: none
'Job and Industry News-A REsource for Environmental Educators'

Girls in ICT: United Nations launches web portal to get girls excited about tech jobs

Published: 2/22/2012 1:07:00 PM - Author: none
International Girls in ICT Day – April 26
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